Pudong Football Stadium
|Country||People's Republic of China|
Pudong Football Stadium – design description
The Pudong Football Stadium, tentatively named after the district in which it was built, was to become Shanghai's largest football-specific venue, dethroning China's first football stadium, Hongkou.
It was funded and hosted by the SIPG club (and its sponsors), the 2017 national runner-up. It was at the end of 2017 that the visuals and announcement were made, and by 2018 construction work in Pudong took off. The football arena opened on 31st October 2020.
The stadium has extensive commercial spaces for all-weekend use on the ground floor, and fans can enter the stands from a walkway arranged on the first floor. Designed by German-Chinese team HPP Architects, the stadium was the most modern in the Chinese Super League when it was opened.