Dalian Sports Centre Stadium is a multi-purpose sports Arena located in the major city and seaport of the Liaoning province, Dalian. Home to Dalian Aerbin F.C who formed in 2009, the 61,000 capacity stadium is amongst the newest stadiums in the Chinese Super League.
Dalian Sports Centre is a comprehensive set of facilities which encompasses the most popular sporting activities in china including the likes of baseball, tennis, swimming and football. In total there are 10 or so buildings, and it was constructed over a two year period beginning in October 2010 and finishing in the Summer of 2012.
The largest of all the facilities is the multi-purpose sports stadium which is capable of seating 61,000 supporters or spectators. Funded by the taxpayer and municipally owned, the Dalian Sports Stadium was always going to cater to as many potential people as possible and thus the perimeter of the playing field features an Olympic standard athletics track.
Although this is perhaps to some sports such as soccer, it hasn’t stopped some the local team Dalian Albin F.C from essentially becoming permanent residents. With a badge that is reminiscent of SS Lazio, and blue home kits, perhaps it is only poetic that their home ground should also be an Olympic stadium ala Rome’s Stadio Olimpico.
Founded on September 2009, the club started at the bottom tier of the Chinese Football Pyramid but after back to back league titles were promoted to the Chinese Super League in 2012. Consequently this is the highest level of football played at Dalian Sports Stadium, although qualification for AFC Champions League would change this.
Dalian Sports Center Stadium consists of the following four stands: North, East, South and West.
Click the thumbnails above to enlarge an image of each stand.