The stadium within Chongqing Olympic Sports Centre first opened in 2004, and is currently home to Chongqing Lifan F.C who were promoted to the Chinese Super League after winning League One in 2014.
Chongqing Lifan Stadium Guide
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Chongqing Olympic Sports Center History
Chongqing Olympic Sports Center was seemingly built to coincide with China hosting the 2004 AFC Asian Cup which the continents equivalent of the Africa Cup of Nations or Euro Championships. Constructed with a 58,680 capacity, Chongqing Stadium was one of four stadiums which hosted matches of the tournament.
Hosting seven matches in total including a quarter final between Jordan and eventual tournament winners Japan, the 2004 Asian cup was controversial amongst the Chinese to say the least. The final was held in Beijing’s Workers Stadium, and the home nation was defeated 3-1 by their arch rivals Japan which resulted in a minor riot at the north-gate after the match.
Like the majority of municipally funded stadiums, the local council wishes to maximise the usage of the expensive facilities and thus the stadium is designed as multi-purpose. Retaining an athletics track around the perimeter of the pitch, the ground is built to Olympic standards as the name Chongqing Olympic Sports Centre implies.
The resident side are Chongqing Lifan F.C, and they will compete in the 2015 season of the Chinese Super League after winning the China League One and gaining promotion. The club were only founded on 19th August 2000, and are currently owned by the Lifan Group.
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Where is Chongqing Olympic Sports Center?
Frequently Asked Questions
Who plays at Chongqing Olympic Sports Center?
Chinese side Chongqing Lifan play their home matches at Chongqing Olympic Sports Center.
What is the capacity of Chongqing Olympic Sports Center?
As of 2023 Chongqing Olympic Sports Center has an official seating capacity of 58,680 for Football matches.
When was Chongqing Olympic Sports Center opened?
Chongqing Olympic Sports Center officially opened in 2004 and is home to Chongqing Lifan
What is the postcode for Chongqing Olympic Sports Center?
The postcode for Chongqing Olympic Sports Center is 400051.
Are there any Covid restrictions at the stadium?
Covid Restrictions may be in place when you visit Chongqing Olympic Sports Center in 2023. Please visit the official website of Chongqing Lifan for full information on changes due to the Coronavirus.