The Shanghai Stadium, also known as Shanghai Tiyuguan is a multi-purpose stadium in Shanghai, China. It is mostly used for football and is home to Chinese Super League side Shanghai International Port Group FC.
It has a capacity to hold 58,842 spectators.
The stadium is located at the south-west of the city Shanghai, about 8 kilometers from people’s square and central Shanghai.
The Shanghai Stadium was established in the year 1997 when the 8th National Games of China were held in the city. This stadium is the third largest stadium in China after Guangdong Olympic Stadium and Beijing National Stadium.
The most characteristic feature is that it has a saddle-shaped roof. The construction area for the stadium is up to 0.17 million square metres. Shanghai Stadium often holds large-scale theatrical performances, concerts and commercial promotional activities.
The ground was first used in 1997 for the 8th National Games of China. Shandong won the gold in the men’s football, while Guangdong won the gold in the women’s football.
The ground was used for football preliminary matches of the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
Shanghai Stadium had hosted the opening ceremony of the 2007 Special Olympics World Summer Games.
The ground has hosted the Supercoppa Italiana final between Juventus and Lazio on August 8, 2015.
Controversy marred Chinese Super League match when Shanghai SIPG hosted Guizhou Hengfeng Zhicheng FC in May 2017. The visiting team claimed that its assistant coach Yu Ming was attacked by the Brazilian forward Hulk.
Coach of Guizhou said that Yu Ming was attacked in the tunnel by the Brazilian before the security separated them. However CCTV footage did not show any such incident.
In a recent match, Shanghai SIPG hosted Shanghai Shenhua in the FA Cup which ended in favour of the hosts who won 3-2. The stadium last hosted an international match in 2012 when China played New Zealand in a friendly which ended 1-1.