Yutong International Sports Centre is a 38,500 capacity multi-purpose sports stadium located in Shijiazhuang which is the largest city of North China’s Hebei province.
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The stadium within Yutong International Sports Centre dates back to the 1950s when it first opened, however it has since been comprehensibly renovated twice in order to give the grounds its current structure, and large 38,500 capacity.
The first set of renovations occurred in 1972, and more recently it was rebuilt over a four year period between 1992 and 1996. Large scale refurbishment of the facilities occurred including the addition of two roofs along the lengthways sides of the pitch, and the athletics track was modernised along with the match-day facilities.
It came to prominence when Beijing hosted the 2008 Olympics as it was used to house a track and field qualifier, although in recent years it has become more widely used to host football matches.and is now currently home to Shijiazhuang Ever Bright F.C.
After achieving a second place finish in China League One, Shijiazhuang Ever Bright F.C will now compete in the Chinese Super League for the 2015 season. Previously they were known as Shijiazhuang Yongchang but their English name was changed by the new owners in February 2014 after the team was relocated.