The Shanghai Stadium is a football stadium in Shanghai , People’s Republic of China . During the 2008 Summer Olympics were held there first round game of soccer competitions.
The stadium was built in 1997 on the occasion of the 8th National Games of the People’s Republic of China on 12 to 24 October 1997, which took place in Shanghai. Its total area covers 190,000 square meters, the stadium capacity is a maximum of 80,000 spectators, making it both the largest football stadiums as well as a whole is one of the largest stadiums. In the summer of 2007, the stadium was one of the venues for the Special Olympics , the Games for people with mental retardation and multiple disabilities .