Shanghai Stadium - Shanghai SIPG Stadium Guide

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Last Updated: January 6, 2021

aerial view shanghai stadium

Shanghai Stadium is a multi-purpose sports venue located in China’s second largest city, Shanghai. It is currently home to Shanghai East Asia who play in the Chinese Super League

Shanghai SIPG Stadium Guide

Stadium Facts

Team:Shanghai SIPG
Address: 1111 Caoxi N Rd Xuhui, Shanghai

Shanghai Stadium History

Shanghai Stadium was constructed in 1997 in order to host the 8th National Games of the People’s Republic of China which is a domestic athletics competition which pits participations against each other on a regional basis. Initially capable of seating 80,000 people, despite being scaled down in recent years the ground still has the nickname “80,000 people’s stadium”.

Used to host some of the preliminary football matches for the 2008 Summer Olympics which was held in Beijing, Shanghai Stadium began to grow a reputation as a football ground, and a year later Chinese Super League side Shanghai East Asia became permanent tenants.

Originally founded as Shanghai Dongya F.C in 2005, the club plays in red and has been given the nickname of “China’s Manchester United” after the ambition stated by the club’s founder. Since 2014 they have been managed by former England and Lazio manager, Sven-Göran Eriksson.

Despite the hype surrounding the club, Shanghai SIPG F.C have only earned promotion to the Chinese Super League in 2013, and are yet to play in the AFC Champions League as of 2015. The club still has a long way to go if they are to become as big as Manchester United, although having a large stadium certainly helps!

Shanghai Stadium Seating Plan

Below is a seating plan of Shanghai SIPG's Shanghai Stadium:

Shanghai Dongya supporters inside the stadium

Stand Photos

Shanghai Stadium consists of the following four stands: North, East, South and West.

Click the thumbnails above to enlarge an image of each stand and to read a more detailed description of each part of the Stadium.

How to get to Shanghai Stadium

Where is Shanghai Stadium?


The nearest metro station is named after the stadium, “Shanghai Stadium Station”, and is reachable via Metro Line 4.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who plays at Shanghai Stadium?

Chinese side Shanghai SIPG play their home matches at Shanghai Stadium.

What is the capacity of Shanghai Stadium?

As of 2024 Shanghai Stadium has an official seating capacity of 56,842 for Football matches.

When was Shanghai Stadium opened?

Shanghai Stadium officially opened in 1997 and is home to Shanghai SIPG

Are there any Covid restrictions at the stadium?

Covid Restrictions may be in place when you visit Shanghai Stadium in 2024. Please visit the official website of Shanghai SIPG for full information on changes due to the Coronavirus.