|Chaoyand District, Beijing
Workers' Stadium in Beijing, locally known as
Gongti or Gong Ti, is a renovated building which would be used for
holding the football event in Beijing Olympic 2008. The Workers'
Stadium, a multi-purpose stadium, is located in the Chaoyang
District of north-eastern Beijing, China. Current seat capacity of
the stadium is 70,000.
The Workers' Stadium in Beijing occupies the land area of 350,000
square meters. The oval-shaped stadium extends 282 meters from north
to south and 208 meters from east to west, incorporating 24 sets of
The renovated stadium meets all requirements of hosting Olympic
football matches. Six anti-glare light systems have been installed.
The angles of shine have been tweaked to eliminate shadows. Carbon
fiber reinforcement technology has been introduced to reinforce the
existing concrete structure, enabling the stadium to withstand
A huge 120 square meter display screen has been put up, which can
rotate a complete 180 degrees. When the Games are on, the screen
will face inwards, enabling the spectators inside the stadium
clearly see competition broadcasts. Post Games, the screen would be
turned to face the road outside, where it would be used for public
Water systems, drainage systems, automatic sprinkler systems, and
fire detection systems in the stadium have been updated. Latest
technology has been used for energy conservation.
Stadium of Yesteryears
The stadium was constructed in 1959 for the 10th anniversary of the
People's Republic of China. It was then known as one of the Ten
Great Buildings. The stadium has been renovated for the Olympics.
The stadium was one of the main venues for the 1990 Asian Games,
where the opening and closing ceremonies were held. Some high octane
matches of the Beijing Guo'an Football Club are also held at the
stadium. In the past it has hosted a number of international
Events Hosted in Olympics
Workers' Stadium in Beijing will host the football quarter-finals
and semi-finals in the Olympics 2008.