- Address: Chongqing
- Country: China
- Capacity: 58,000
- Opened: 2004
- Main use: Football
- Tenants: Chongqing Liangjiang Athletic (football)
Extra stadium info – Chongqing Olympic Sports Centre Stadium
The stadium is also used for athletics and concerts. It is owned by the city government of Chongqing. The Chongqing Olympic Sports Centre Stadium opened as the largest sports venue by capacity in Chongqing. The venue hosted numerous Chinese top-flight football league games. The Chinese league is among the first sports leagues with 1 million followers on their main social media page.
The 2004 AFC Asian Cup
The Chongqing Olympic Sports Centre Stadium was one of the 2004 AFC Asian Cup venues. The AFC Asian Cup is known as the Asian championship for national football teams. The stadium hosted its first-ever AFC Asian Cup game on 20 July 2004. The national football team of Japan won the game against Oman 1-0. 35,000 spectators showed up for the match. The 2004 AFC Asian Cup was won by Japan after beating China in the final. Li Ming scored the first goal of the game, followed by Takashi Fukunishi, Kōji Nakata and Keiji Tamada. 62,000 showed up for the final, which took place in Beijing. China reached the final after defeating Iran and Japan reached the final after beating Bahrain.
Chongqing Liangjiang Athletic
Chongqing Liangjiang Athletic use the stadium for home games. The club was founded in 1995 under a different name. In 1997, they played their first-ever match in the Chinese top division. Chongqing Liangjiang Athletic drew an average home attendance of 27,000 for domestic league games during that football season. They finished fifth place in their inaugural top-flight league season. That football season, Chongqing Liangjiang Athletic gathered 29 points in the Chinese top division after winning eight games, drawing five games and losing nine games. In 2000, they won the Chinese cup tournament and the Chinese super cup for the first time in their history.