- Address: 222 Middle Jiangdong Road, Nanjing
- Country: China
- Capacity: 61,000
- Opened: 1 May 2005
- Main use: Football
Extra stadium info – Nanjing Olympic Sports Centre Stadium
The construction of the Nanjing Olympic Sports Centre Stadium started in 2002. It is known as a venue for several events, like athletics, concerts and football. The stadium opened as one of the largest sports venues by capacity in China. It was the main venue for the Summer Youth Olympic Games in 2014. China became the first country to host both the Games of the Olympiad, commonly known as the Summer Olympics, and the youth tournament. In 2008, the Games of the Olympiad took place in China. Thousands of athletes participated in the world famous tournament.
The former club Jiangsu Football Club played at the stadium. The club was among the most valuable Chinese sports clubs. They won the Chinese cup tournament in 2015 after beating Shanghai Shenhua in a two-legged final. The first leg was played in Nanjing in front of 53,000 fans. The game ended in a goalless draw. The second leg took place in Shanghai in front of a crowd of 25,000. Jorge Sammir Cruz Campos, who was born in Brazil, scored the only goal of the game. He left Brazil to join Dinamo Zagreb in 2006. Sammir played numerous games for the Croatian club before he signed with the Spanish side Getafe CF. In 2015, he left Getafe CF for Jiangsu FC.
The Chinese top-flight football league
Jiangsu FC drew an average home league attendance of 26,000 in 2015. That year, they finished ninth place in the Chinese top-flight football league. Jiangsu Football Club gathered 35 points in 30 matches during that league season. They won nine of those games. Eight games ended in a draw and 13 matches ended in a defeat. In 2020, Jiangsu FC won the Chinese top-flight football league. The football club folded in February 2021.