- Address: Guangzhou
- Country: China
- Capacity: 14,000
- Opened: March 1988
- Main use: Football
Extra stadium info – Henry Fok Stadium
The construction of the stadium, which has an athletics track, started in 1986. It is named after Henry Fok Ying Tung, a former businessman. He was born on 10 May 1923. Henry Fok Ying Tung founded the Fok Ying Tung Foundation in 1984. It became one of the largest philanthropic organisations in Hong Kong. In 2006, Henry Fok Ying Tung died at the age of 83. He died at a teaching hospital in Beijing.
The world championship for women’s national football teams
In 1991, The Henry Fok Stadium was one of the venues for the tournament which is currently known as the FIFA Women’s World Cup. That year, all matches of the inaugural edition of the tournament took place in Guangdong. On 17 November 1991, the Henry Fok Stadium hosted its first-ever FIFA Women’s World Cup match. The women’s national football team of the United States won the game after beating Sweden. 14,000 people attended the group-stage match. The United States also won their second world championship game at the Henry Fok Stadium. The women’s national football teams of Brazil, Denmark and Norway also played at the venue during the tournament.
The knockout stage
On 27 November 1991, the Henry Fok Stadium hosted a semi-final of the tournament which is currently known as the FIFA Women’s World Cup. Norway won the game after beating Sweden. The Norwegian women faced the United States in the final. The women’s national football team of the United States reached the final after defeating Germany. The United States won the final, which took place in the city of Guangzhou. The football player who was born as Michelle Anne Akers scored twice in the world championship final. Tens of thousands of people attended the football match.