Jiangwan Stadium

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Jiangwan Stadium
Jiangwan Sports Centre 2016.jpg
Former names Shanghai Stadium
Location Shanghai, China
Coordinates 31°18′24″N 121°30′55″E / 31.3068°N 121.5154°E / 31.3068; 121.5154Coordinates: 31°18′24″N 121°30′55″E / 31.3068°N 121.5154°E / 31.3068; 121.5154
Public transit Shanghai Metro logo.svg SML10.svg Jiangwan Stadium Station
Owner Shanghai Municipal Government
Capacity 25,000
Field size 330m x 175m
Construction
Opened 1934
Architect Dong Dayou
Website
http://www.kic-jwsc.com

The Jiangwan Stadium (Chinese: 江湾体育场), formerly Shanghai Stadium, is a multi-purpose athletics stadium in Shanghai, China.

History[edit]

Jiangwan Stadium was built in 1934 as part of the Greater Shanghai Plan. It hosted its first National Games of China in 1935.

During World War II the stadium was damaged by the Japanese during the Battle of Shanghai.[1]

The Kuomintang government repaired the stadium for the Seventh National Games in 1948. This would be the last National Games before the People’s Republic of China was established in 1949.

It hosted the National Games of China for the last time in 1983 when 8,943 athletes took part in 26 sports.

Australian rules football[edit]

On 17 October 2010, the stadium hosted an exhibition Australian Football League (AFL) post season match between the Melbourne Demons and the Brisbane Lions.[2]

On 14 May 2017, the stadium will play host to its first AFL premiership match for premiership points when Port Adelaide play the Gold Coast Suns during the 2017 AFL season.[3][4] This will be the first time an AFL premiership match is played outside of Australasia.

Architecture[edit]

The stadiums architecture style is Chinese Art Deco, with the stadium itself designed by Dong Dayou, responsible for many landmarks in Shanghai built as part of the Greater Shanghai Plan implementation during the 1930s.

Transportation[edit]

The sport center is accessible from Jiangwan Stadium Station of Shanghai Metro.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "江湾体育中心". www.kic-jwsc.com. Retrieved 2016-10-28. 
  2. ^ Demons, Lions in China clash
  3. ^ Navaratnam, Dinny (26 October 2016). "Port, Suns to face off in Shanghai in round eight clash". AFL.com.au. Retrieved 26 October 2016. 
  4. ^ Skene, Kathleen (26 October 2016). "Confirmed: Gold Coast Suns will play 'home' game in China next year". Gold Coast Bulletin. Retrieved 26 October 2016. 

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