- Address: Changchun
- Country: China
- Capacity: 38,000
- Main use: Football
- Tenants: Changchun Yatai (football)
Extra stadium info – Changchun Stadium
The Changchun Stadium, which has an athletics track, became the largest sports venue by capacity in Jilin. It is known as the home of football club Changchun Yatai, the first sports club from Jilin with 1 million followers on its main social media page. The club was founded in 1996. In 2001, they were denied promotion to the Chinese top-flight football league after they were embroiled in a match-fixing scandal. As a chief referee for the Chinese Football Association, Gong Jianping was the only referee charged for corruption in the match fixing scandal. He served 18 months in prison.
2006 and 2007
In 2006, Changchun Yatai finished fourth place in their first-ever Chinese top-division season. They gathered 46 points in 28 league games that year. Changchun Yatai won 13 of those 28 matches. One year later, Changchun Yatai won the Chinese top-flight football league for the first time in their history. They drew an average home attendance of 16,000 during that league season. Changchun Yatai gathered 55 points in 28 matches in 2007. They won 16 of those 28 games.
The AFC Champions League in 2008
Changchun Yatai played their first-ever AFC Champions League game in 2008. They won the game, which took place at the Changchun Stadium, 2-1. 10,000 people showed up for the Asian football championship match. Changchun Yatai finished below Adelaide United from Australia in the group stage of the AFC Champions League. Gamba Osaka from Japan won the AFC Champions League in 2008.
The AFC Champions League in 2010
In 2010, Changchun Yatai played in the group stage of the AFC Champions League for the second time in their history. They finished below the Kashima Antlers from Japan and the Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors from Korea in the group stage of the tournament. The club from Korea which is currently known as Seongham FC won the AFC Champions League in 2010.