Tianhe Stadium - Guangzhou Evergrande Stadium Guide

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Last Updated: October 13, 2020

Inside Tianhe Stadium on matchday

Tianhe Stadium is a multi-purpose sports stadium located in Guangzhou which is the third largest city in China. The 58,500 capacity ground takes its name from the Tianhe District it is located in, and it is mostly used for football matches of local side Guangzhou Evergrande F.C.

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Stadium Facts

Team:Guangzhou Evergrande
Address: Tianhe District, Guangzhou, Guangdong

Tianhe Stadium History

Tianhe Stadium first opened in 1987 and is famous for hosting the final of the inaugural Women’s World Cup which took place in 1991. Attracting a sell-out crowd of 65,000, history was made when The USA defeated Norway 2-1 to become World Champions. Hosted by China, who made it to the quarter finals, some were disappointed with the country’s performance after a promising start.

Known for its views of Tianhe central business district, it is perhaps more famous for being home to Guangzhou Evergrande F.C who are one of the most successfully Chinese Super League teams in recent seasons. Part owned by Evergrande Real Estate and Alibaba, the club is arguably the most famous outside of the Asian continent.

Managed by 2006 World Cup winning tactician and Juventus icon Marcello Lippi between 2012 and 2014 he led the club to three consecutive League titles, and the holy grail of Asian Football, the AFC Champions League.

Defeating FC Seoul 3-3 on aggregate over two legs, Tianhe Stadium was where the club lifted the much coveted trophy and thus their home ground will always be engrained in the history of Guangzhou Evergrande.

With continued success on the pitch the Guangzhou based club may well choose to construct their own purpose-built football stadium in the future. Although Tianhe Stadium has a large 58,500 capacity, the existence of the athletics track around the perimeter of the pitch is far from ideal.

Tianhe Stadium Seating Plan

Below is a seating plan of Guangzhou Evergrande's Tianhe Stadium:

Guangzhou evergrande supporters inside the stadium

Stand Photos

Tianhe 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.

How to get to Tianhe Stadium

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who plays at Tianhe Stadium?

Chinese side Guangzhou Evergrande play their home matches at Tianhe Stadium.

What is the capacity of Tianhe Stadium?

As of 2024 Tianhe Stadium has an official seating capacity of 58,500 for Football matches.

When was Tianhe Stadium opened?

Tianhe Stadium officially opened in 1987 and is home to Guangzhou Evergrande

Are there any Covid restrictions at the stadium?

Covid Restrictions may be in place when you visit Tianhe Stadium in 2024. Please visit the official website of Guangzhou Evergrande for full information on changes due to the Coronavirus.