Guangzhou University Town Stadium: Fact file

(IRB.COM) Wednesday 24 October 2012
 
 Guangzhou University Town Stadium: Fact file
Guangzhou University Town Stadium hosts round three of the IRB Women's Sevens World Series

The Guangzhou University Town Stadium hosts round three of the IRB Women's Sevens World Series on 30-31 March 2013.

The stadium is situated in the Guangzhou Higher Education Mega Center, Guangzhou in the Guangdong province of China.
 
In the past it staged both rugby and football events at the 2010 Asian Games.

The stadium holds 50,000 spectators, making it the third largest stadium in Guangzhou, after the Guangdong Olympic Stadium and Tianhe Stadium.

As well as the 2010 Asian Games, other 'tenants' of the venue are the Guangzhou Fuli Football Club.

Guangzhou University was re-established in July 2000 by the Chinese Ministry of Education following a merger of five tertiary institutions previously known as Guangzhou Normal University, South China Institute of Construction, Guangzhou University, Guangzhou Junior Teachers' College, and Guangzhou Institute of Education.
 
The university is made up of two campuses. The major campus is located in Guangzhou Higher Education Meager Center (geographically called XiaoGuWei Island), covering a total area of 131.7 hectares, while the other campus is located in downtown (GuiHuaGang) of Guangzhou, covering 20 hectares.

In all the university has just under 20,000 undergraduates and 2,500 academic staff.