Monday, December 04, 2006

Shanghai stadium gets overhaul for Women's Cup

China Super League club Shanghai Shenhua will play its home fixtures at the Yuanshen Sports Centre Stadium in the city's Pudong district next season as their Hongkou Stadium ground undergoes a RMB 200 million overhaul ahead of next year's Women's World Cup. According to Sinosoc, the 35,000-seater Hongkou Stadium, built in 1955 and restructured in 1999, will host the opening and closing ceremonies of the Women's World Cup, to take place from 10-30 September 2007. It is one of five Women's World Cup venues along with Tianjin Olympics Centre Stadium, Wuhan Sports Centre Stadium, Zhejiang Dragon Stadium and Chengdu Sports Centre. Shanghai's 80,000-capacity Shanghai Stadium, located in the city's Xujiahui district, will be used for next year's Special Olympic Games.

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