Guangdong Provincial Stadium
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Guangdong Provincial Stadium
Guangdong Provincial People's Stadium
Guangdong Provincial People's Stadium.jpg
Former namesGuangzhou Public Stadium
LocationGuangzhou, People's Republic of China
Public transitGuangzhou Metro Martyrs' Park  1 
OwnerGuangzhou Government
Capacity15,000
SurfaceGrass
Construction
Opened1932
Renovated1946
1950s-60s
1990
Tenants
Guangdong Sunray Cave (2010-2014)
Guangzhou Evergrande (1998-2000)

The Guangdong Provincial People's Stadium (Chinese: ) is a multi-purpose stadium in Guangzhou, China. It is currently used mostly for football matches. The stadium holds 15,000 people. The stadium is best reached by taking Guangzhou Metro Line 1 to Martyrs' Park Station.[1]

History

Formerly known as the dongjiaochang or Eastern Parade Ground, the site was first used as a sporting venue in 1906 when it hosted Guangdong's (and China's) first ever provincial level athletics competition. Sun Yat-Sen ordered the construction of a stadium on the site in 1922 but it wasn't finished until 1932.[2]

It was used as a Japanese transport and supplies depot during the occupation of Guangzhou and was bombed when Guangzhou was liberated.

Construction of Yuexiushan meant that the People's Stadium didn't hold many high-profile sporting or civic events from the mid 1950s onwards.[3] However, it did host many games in the Guangdong-Hong Kong Cup as well as games in the inaugural Women's World Cup in 1991.[2]

Recent use

For the 2017 Chinese Super League Season, Guangzhou R&F F.C. used the stadium as their temporary home for their first two matches whilst Yuexiushan was being refurbished.[4]

References

  1. ^ at guangzhou.alltrip.cn Retrieved 2014-09-01
  2. ^ a b "From the Qing dynasty, to collapsing roofs and the CSL: a history of Guangzhou R&F's temporary home". Wild East Football. 2017-03-10. Retrieved .
  3. ^ "Yuexiushan: The cradle of Cantonese football, part one". Wild East Football. 2016-09-13. Retrieved .
  4. ^ "Alexandre Pato the villain as Tianjin Quanjian lose CSL opener to Guangzhou R&F". Wild East Football. 2017-03-04. Retrieved .

External links

Coordinates: 23°07?38?N 113°16?43?E / 23.127189°N 113.278721°E / 23.127189; 113.278721



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