Jinshan Football Stadium, or Jinshan Sports Centre Stadium is a multi-purpose sports stadium located in the Jinshan District of Shanghai, which is the second largest city in China.
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The stadium within Jinshan Sports Centre first opened on 28th August 2007 in order to host the annual Shanghai Farmers Games which was an athletics competition. Originally constructed with an 400 metre athletics track, this feature of Jinshan stadium appears to have since been removed and replaced with additional sections of seating.
Primarily used to host football matches since opening, the removal of the track was perhaps a logical step, and Jinshan Sports Stadium is now one of a handful of dedicated football stadiums in China along with Hongkou Stadium. It has been used by several clubs since opening including Shanghai Greenland Shenua, and Shanghai Pudong F.C.
Currently it is home to Shanghai Shenxin F.C who compete within the Super League which is the highest tier of Chinese Football. Since founding in 2003 the club have played at four stadiums in total starting with Zhabei, Nanchang Bayi and before moving to Jinshan, Yuanshen Sports Centre Stadium.
With Shanghai Shenxin recording a 15th and 11th placed finish since moving into the stadium, Jinshan Sports Stadium is yet to host football beyond the domestic level. Qualification for the AFC Champions League is usually reserved for teams who either finish in the top three or win the Chinese FA Cup.