Shanghai Stadium

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Shanghai Stadium
上海体育场
Shanghai Stadium 2008.JPG
Aerial view of the stadium during the 2008 Summer Olympics, when it hosted football matches.
LocationXuhui District, Shanghai
Coordinates31°11′0.61″N 121°26′14.28″E / 31.1835028°N 121.4373000°E / 31.1835028; 121.4373000Coordinates: 31°11′0.61″N 121°26′14.28″E / 31.1835028°N 121.4373000°E / 31.1835028; 121.4373000
Public transitShanghai Metro Shanghai Stadium  4 
Shanghai Metro Shanghai Indoor Stadium  1   4 
Shanghai Metro Shanghai Swimming Center  11 
OwnerShanghai East Asia Sports & Culture Center
Capacity56,842
SurfaceGrass
Opened14 March 1999
Tenants
Shanghai Shenhua (1998)
Shanghai International (2001–2005)
Shanghai SIPG (2009–2019)

The Shanghai Stadium (simplified Chinese: 上海体育场; traditional Chinese: 上海體育場; pinyin: Shànghǎi Tǐyùchǎng) is a multi-purpose stadium in Shanghai. Between 2009 and 2019, the stadium hosted home matches of the Chinese Super League team Shanghai SIPG.

History[edit]

The stadium opened on 14 March 1999 when the 8th National Games of China were held in Shanghai. It was used for football preliminaries at the 2008 Summer Olympics. Shanghai Stadium was also the venue for the opening ceremony of the 2007 Special Olympics World Summer Games. The stadium hosted the 2015 Supercoppa Italiana match between Juventus and Lazio on 8 August 2015.[1]

Name[edit]

Shanghai Stadium is close to Shanghai Indoor Stadium. Since the names of the two buildings differ by only a word in both Chinese and in English, many people have confused the two.[citation needed] This has been made worse by the opening of Shanghai Metro Line 4, in which the two are situated at adjacent stops.[citation needed]

Accommodation[edit]

The Regal Shanghai East Asia Hotel is located within the stadium.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Juventus vs. Lazio – 8 August 2015 – Soccerway". soccerway.com. Retrieved 27 January 2020.

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