Shanghai stadium was rebuilt on 3rd Sep, 1994, and accomplished in Oct 1997. It occupies an area of 190,000 square meters and floor area of 170,000 square meters. It built in the world leading saddle-structure covered with Cephalon fiberglass moulding membrane and large cantilevered steel roof structure; the longest cantilever beam reaches 73.5m.
The surface of Shanghai stadium is round with radius of 273m. The bring in of foreign grass seed, computer-controlled sprinkler devices and underground drainage system with 1,000 cubic meters per hour, ensure that events are carried on smoothly.
Shanghai Stadium is equipped with 108 square meters of domestic giant color display, camera photo monitoring systems and measurement display system；More than 400 square meters of large-scale press center which can spread information around the world via satellite, network and telephone Media; the clock security monitoring system to provide security for the guests all day around; Flow of people and vehicles using hierarchical staggered parting ways to provide transport facilities; About 70,000 square meters of green area around Shanghai Stadium adds limitless vitality.
The stadium has staged several big events like the qualification rounds soccer of the 2008 Olympic Games, the Special Olympics and ofcourse several editions of the Shanghai Golden Grand Prix.