Beijing Worker's 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.
Workers’ Stadium statues. What is it? Inspired by Western Classical aesthetics, but with their own Chinese twist, the athletic statues that surround the Workers’ Stadium speak of an ambitious, utopian era. They were erected, along with the stadium itself, to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the People’s Republic of China in 1959. The artists are credited only as ‘the master artists’ of the Central Academy of Fine Arts. The expert opinion: ‘Elegant and dignified, the athletes are beautiful and muscular… exulting with pride and youthful vigour.’ Edward Co, author of Athletes Statues at Beijing Workers’ Stadium. Time Out says: Don’t get us wrong, they’re lovely looking, but being greeted by such perfect specimens of health and vitality when you emerge into the blinding daylight from either Mix or Vics nightclubs at five in the morning (with the beginnings of a hangover) is exactly what you don’t need. Beijing Workers’ Stadium, Gongti Bei Lu, Chaoyang district 工人体育场北路