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Spectator Sports

Gongren Tiyuchang (Workers' Stadium) is the home of the capital's football (soccer) team, formerly known as Beijing Guo An, now called Beijing Xiandai (named for the Hyundai car company). A fanatical green-and-white army of fans follows the team, which perennially wallows in mid-table mediocrity. Referees are usually corrupt, and fans shower them with invective you won't find in any language textbook. Tickets can be purchased at the Workers' Stadium north gate, Lisheng Tiyu Shangsha, Wangfujing Dajie 201 (tel. 010/6525-0581; Sun-Thurs 9am-9pm; Fri-Sat 9am-10pm). The season runs April through November.

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