Evergrande Guangzhou Football Stadium will be an iconic landmark for Guangzhou’s sports industry and a central gateway to the Greater Bay Area. This 100,000-seat FIFA-grade stadium will be home to Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao FC and serve as the major sports center for the Pearl River Delta capable of hosting world-class games. Extensive premium retail and leisure facilities within the envelope of the stadium make this a regional entertainment destination as well. The stadium is adjacent to the Guangzhou South Railway Station to optimize accessibility, attracting football fans from all over the nation. A symbolic geometric roof structure alludes to intertwined lotus flowers representing honor, tenacity and unity. Gensler’s winning design was selected from an international list of invited architects and represents a critical collaboration between Gensler Sports and Gensler Shanghai.