History of Gulangyu People's Stadium & How to get there

Updated: 07 Jun 2013
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People's Stadium of Gulangyu
The Amoy Cup 2013 is set to kick off at the People's Stadium of Gulangyu Island on 11th June, one day before China's traditonal Dragon Boat Festival. Let’s rock! WOX has provides infomation on this stadium and its route guide for your reference. 
The People's Stadium in Gulangyu was built on 14th October, 1956, based on an old tennis court called Fan Zai Qiu Pu (番仔球埔), which was particularly used foreign residents on Gulangyu Island before 1949.

Ying Wa Shool (英华书院), which was founded in 1898 by an English missionary on Gulangyu Island, is famous for its football team. Yinghua football team usually played game with foreigners at Gulangyu People's Stadium, and attracted lots of local residents.

The Chinese Football Association has formally recognised the People’s Stadium of Gulangyu as the earliest documented official football pitch in modern China. 
Getting there:
Gulangyu Ferry
Xiamen to Gulangyu Island Ferry  
1. Take the ferryboat (厦鼓轮渡) from Xiamen Lundu Ferry Terminal to Gulangyu Island (5-6 minutes). The fare is RMB8 per person round trip (buy a ticket first at the ticket window in Lundu Square (轮渡广场) before you board the boat).

2. Walk straight ahead after arriving on Gulangyu towards the large Banyan trees.
Gulangyu Musical path
"Musical path" on Guangyu Island
3. Find the musical path after 100m to the left of KFC and McDonald’s. Go to the left and you will see the start of the “Gulangyu Musical Path” with stone musical notes every ten metres.

4. Follow the musical path for about five minutes until you arrive and are standing in front of the Gulangyu Concert Hall.

5. Turn right when you are standing in front of the Concert Hall. The musical path will continue to the left and right. Make sure you follow the path to the right! 
Gulangyu People’s Stadium
Gulangyu People's Stadium in Xiamen

6. Keep following the path for about three more minutes and you will see the People’s Stadium of Gulangyu (鼓浪屿人民体育场). 
Contact Information:
Add: Zhonghua Rd, Gulangyu Island, Xiamen /厦门鼓浪屿中华路
Tel: 0592-2060777
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