* Address: 1 National Stadium South Road, Beijing
* Country: China
* Capacity: 91,000
* Opened: 28 June 2008
* Main use: Football
Extra stadium info – National Stadium
The National Stadium, nicknamed Bird’s Nest, became the most expensive Chinese stadium. It became a venue for several events, like athletics, concerts, esports, football and motorsport. The National Stadium was the main venue for the prestigious Games of the Olympiad in 2008. In 2009, the venue hosted its first Race of Champions. Mattias Ekström won the event after defeating Michael Schumacher.