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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. It is currently used mostly for football matches of Chinese Super League side Shanghai International Port Group FC.

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
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 SIPG F.C. (CSL) (2009–)

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HistoryEdit

The stadium opened on 14 March 1999 when the 8th National Games of China was held in Shanghai. It seats almost 57,000. It is currently not within the list of the thirty largest football stadiums in the world, and is the third largest stadium in China after the Guangdong Olympic Stadium and the Beijing National Stadium. 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. It hosted the Supercoppa Italiana Final between Juventus and Lazio on August 8, 2015.

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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. This has been made worse by the opening of Shanghai Metro Line 4, in which the two are situated at adjacent stops.

AccommodationEdit

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

TransportationEdit

To reach Shanghai Stadium, take Shanghai Metro Line 4 to the Shanghai Stadium station.

In popular cultureEdit

The stadium and Shanghai's skyline are used in the opening credits of the sport section on Euronews. On Aug. 30, YG Entertainment's YG Family 2014 World Tour: Power was showcased at the stadium with 35,000 audiences.

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Coordinates: 31°11′0.61″N 121°26′14.28″E / 31.1835028°N 121.4373000°E / 31.1835028; 121.4373000