Beijing Workers’ Stadium - Beijing Guoan Stadium Guide

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Last Updated: July 14, 2021

Statue outside the Workers Stadium

The Workers Stadium in Beijing is a 66,161 capacity multi-purpose sports arena which is primarily used for Football matches of Superleague side Beijing Guoan F.C. Sometimes referred to as either Gongti or Gong Ti, the stadium was built in 1959 as one of the “Ten Great Buildings” project to honour the 10th anniversary of the People’s Republic of China.

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Address: Workers' Stadium North Road, Chaoyang, Beijing, Hebei , 100027

Beijing Workers’ Stadium History

The Workers Stadium was one of ten public buildings constructed to commemorate the 10th Anniversary of the People’s Republic of China after Communist Party Chairman Mao proclaimed the establishment of the state after the conclusion of the Chinese Civil War. Constructed in what some have described as an austere combination of Socialist realism and Stalinist architecture, the 10 buildings are famous for their grey concrete exteriors.

The modest appearance of The Workers Stadium has been renovated over the years to host major sporting events including the 1990 Asian Games, and the 2008 Olympics. The two athletics competitions both resulted in the modernisation of facilities with the concrete structure strengthened, and new state of the art electronics added to the stadium in 2004 as preparation for the Olympics.

During the Olympic Games, the 60,000 capacity stadium was put to excellent use when it hosted the quarters, semi-finals and women’s final for the Football part of the competition. The final result of the competition was that Argentina came first winning the Gold Medal, Nigeria second for silver and Brazil came third captained by 2002 World Cup winning player Ronaldinho.

When it comes to football matches within the Chinese Super League, the ground has been used by Beijing Guoan F.C on and off since forming back in 1951 with the club opting to use the nearby Beijing Fengtai Stadium for a period of three seasons whilst The Workers Stadium was being renovated for the Olympics.

A year after Guoan’s return to the ground, the club competed against English Premier League clubs Tottenham Hotspur, West Ham and Hull City in the 2009 Barclay’s Asia Trophy tour.

Beijing guonan FC supporters inside the stadium

View of Beijing Workers’ Stadium

Stand Photos

The Workers Stadium consists of the following four stands: North, East, South and West.

Click the thumbnails above to enlarge an image of each stand and to read a more detailed description of each part of the Stadium.

Matchday Experience

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How to get to Beijing Workers’ Stadium

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who plays at Beijing Workers’ Stadium?

Chinese side Beijing Guoan play their home matches at Beijing Workers’ Stadium.

What is the capacity of Beijing Workers’ Stadium?

As of 2024 Beijing Workers’ Stadium has an official seating capacity of 66,161 for Football matches.

When was Beijing Workers’ Stadium opened?

Beijing Workers’ Stadium officially opened in 1959 and is home to Beijing Guoan

What is the postcode for Beijing Workers’ Stadium?

The postcode for Beijing Workers’ Stadium is 100027.

Are there any Covid restrictions at the stadium?

Covid Restrictions may be in place when you visit Beijing Workers’ Stadium in 2024. Please visit the official website of Beijing Guoan for full information on changes due to the Coronavirus.