Beijing Olympic Venues & Stadiums: Workers Stadium
Workers Stadium 工人体育场
Situated in the Sanlitun entertainment and shopping district, the 70,000 capacity stadium was constructed in 1959 and was one of the "Ten Great Buildings" constructed for the 10th anniversary of the founding of People's Republic of China (PRC). Other "Ten Great Buildings" include Beijing Railway Station, The Great Hall of the People and the Military Museum.
The renovated Worker's Stadium will host quarter final and semi final matches at the 2008 Beijing Olympics soccer event.
The Workers Stadium was the main stadium for the Asian Games in 1990. The stadium was renovated in 2004 and again in time for the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Local Beijing football team, Guo'an FC, play some of their home games here.
The Workers Indoor Arena, venue for the Olympic boxing and judo tournaments, is within the same stadium park area to the north west.