Tianhe Stadium

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Tianhe Stadium
Tianhe Stadium.jpg
Location Tianhe District, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China
Coordinates 23°08′26″N113°19′10″E / 23.140647°N 113.319328°E / 23.140647; 113.319328
Public transit Guangzhou Metro icon.svg Tianhe Sports Center   1  
Guangzhou Metro icon.svg Linhexi   3  
Guangzhou Metro icon.svg Tiyu Xilu   1    3  
  APM   Tianhe Sports Center South, Linhexi
BSicon BUS3.svg GBRT Sports Center
OwnerGuangzhou People's Government
Operator Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao F.C.
(on loan from Guangzhou Sports Bureau)
Capacity 54,856 [1]
Field size105 by 68 metres (115 by 74 yd)
SurfaceGrass
Construction
Broke ground4 July 1984 [2]
Built1984–1987
Opened30 August 1987;32 years ago (1987-08-30)
Tenants
Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao (2005, 2011–present)

Tianhe Stadium (Chinese :天河体育场) is a multi-purpose stadium in Tianhe District, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China. It is currently used for football matches.

Simplified Chinese characters Standardized Chinese characters developed in mainland China

Simplified Chinese characters are standardized Chinese characters prescribed in the Table of General Standard Chinese Characters for use in mainland China. Along with traditional Chinese characters, they are one of the two standard character sets of the contemporary Chinese written language. The government of the People's Republic of China in mainland China has promoted them for use in printing since the 1950s and 1960s to encourage literacy. They are officially used in the People's Republic of China, Malaysia and Singapore.

Multi-purpose stadium type of stadium

Multi-purpose stadiums are a type of stadium designed to be easily used by multiple types of events. While any stadium could potentially host more than one type of sport or event, this concept usually refers to a specific design philosophy that stresses multifunctionality over specificity. It is used most commonly in Canada and the United States, where the two most popular outdoor team sports – football and baseball – require radically different facilities. Football uses a rectangular field, while baseball is played on a diamond and large outfield. This requires a particular design to accommodate both, usually an oval. While building stadiums in this way means that sports teams and governments can share costs, it also imposes some challenges.

Tianhe District District in Guangdong, Peoples Republic of China

Tianhe District is one of the eleven districts of Guangzhou, the capital of Guangdong province. In Chinese, the name Tianhe literally means "a river in the sky/heavens", which is also a Chinese name for the Milky Way. It is bordered by Yuexiu District on the west, Baiyun District on the north and Huangpu District on the east. Haizhu District is on its south, though they are separated by the Pearl River.

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History

Construction of the stadium began on 4 July 1984 at the former site of Guangzhou Tianhe Airport. [2] It was opened in 1987 for the 1987 National Games of China. [3] It hosted the final of the inaugural FIFA Women's World Cup in 1991. The stadium has hosted the home matches of local football team Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao since 2011.

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1991 FIFA Womens World Cup 1991 edition of the FIFA Womens World Cup

The 1991 FIFA Women's World Cup was the inaugural FIFA Women's World Cup, the world championship for women's national association football teams. It took place in Guangdong, China from 16 to 30 November 1991. FIFA, football's international governing body selected China as host nation as Guangdong had hosted a prototype world championship three years earlier, the 1988 FIFA Women's Invitation Tournament. Matches were played in the state capital, Guangzhou, as well as in Foshan, Jiangmen and Zhongshan. The competition was sponsored by Mars, Incorporated, maker of M&M's candy. With FIFA still reluctant to bestow their "World Cup" brand, the tournament was officially known as the 1st FIFA World Championship for Women's Football for the M&M's Cup.

FIFA Womens World Cup Association football competition for womens national teams

The FIFA Women's World Cup is an international football competition contested by the senior women's national teams of the members of Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the sport's international governing body. The competition has been held every four years since 1991, when the inaugural tournament, then called the FIFA Women's World Championship, was held in China. Under the tournament's current format, national teams vie for 23 slots in a three-year qualification phase. The host nation's team is automatically entered as the 24th slot. The tournament proper, alternatively called the World Cup Finals, is contested at venues within the host nation(s) over a period of about one month.

The stadium hosted the football finals of the 2010 Asian Games and final match of the AFC Champions League twice, in 2013 and 2015.

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AFC Champions League annual Asian club football competition

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The 2013 AFC Champions League Final was the final match of the 2013 AFC Champions League, the thirty-second round of the top grade Asian club football tournament. It was organized by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC). It was the eleventh round under the title of AFC Champions League.

2013 AFC Champions League Final at Tianhe Stadium Guangzhou Evergrande vs FC Seoul.jpg
2013 AFC Champions League Final at Tianhe Stadium

The operation right of Tianhe Stadium was loaned to Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao F.C. from Guangzhou Sports Bureau for 20 years on 24 February 2016. [4]

Transport

The stadium is best reached by taking Guangzhou Metro Line 1 to Tianhe Sports Center Station (East Gate), Line 3 to Linhexi Station (North Gate) and Line 1 or 3 to Tiyu Xilu Station (West Gate and South Gate).

Guangzhou Metro Rapid transit railway in Guangzhou, China

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References

  1. 天河体育场全面升级 明年以崭新形象迎接新赛季
  2. 1 2 天河体育中心的设计和建设
  3. 馮民牧,楊介林,廖汝忠,胡灼華 (1989). 《廣州市地名志》. Hong Kong: 香港大道文化有限公司. ISBN   7-5359-0296-0.
  4. 恒大富力租场20年 开启民营企业租体育场地模式
Preceded by
None; inaugural event
FIFA Women's World Cup
Final Venue

1991
Succeeded by
Råsunda Stadium
Stockholm
Preceded by
Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium
Doha
Asian Games Football tournament
Final Venue

2010
Succeeded by
Incheon Munhak Stadium
Incheon

Coordinates: 23°8′26.33″N113°19′9.58″E / 23.1406472°N 113.3193278°E / 23.1406472; 113.3193278

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