* Address: Workers’ Stadium North Road, Beijing
* Country: China
* Capacity: 66,000
* Opened: 13 September 1959
* Main use: Football
* Tenants: Beijing Sinobo Guoan (football)
Extra stadium info – Workers’ Stadium
The construction of the stadium, which became one of the largest sports venues by capacity in China, started in 1958. It hosted football matches for the first edition of the tournament which is currently known as the FIFA U-17 World Cup. The first edition of the tournament was won by Nigeria. In 2004, the venue hosted the final of the Asian championship for national football teams. The game was won by Japan after defeating China. 62,000 people showed up for the game. The Workers’ Stadium also hosted football matches for the Games of the Olympiad in 2008. It is one of the Ten Great Buildings constructed for the 10th anniversary of the People’s Republic of China.
Beijing Sinobo Guoan, one of the major sports clubs in China, are the tenants of the Workers’ Stadium. They were founded in 1951 under a different name. The football club used several stadiums for home games. Beijing Sinobo Guoan won the Chinese cup tournament and the Chinese top division several times. In 2009, they won their first professional title of the Chinese top-flight football league and they drew an average home attendance of 36,000 in that domestic league season. Beijing Sinobo Guoan are among the first sports clubs from China with 1 million followers on their main social media page.