- Address: Dalian
- Country: China
- Capacity: 63,000
- Opened: 2023
- Main use: Football
- Tenants: Dalian Pro (football)
Extra stadium info – Dalian Barracuda Bay Football Stadium
The stadium opened as one of the largest sports venues by capacity in China. It opened as the largest sports venue by capacity in Liaoning. Football club Dalian Pro, nicknamed Blue Hawks, use the Dalian Barracuda Bay Football Stadium for home games. The club was founded under a different name. Dalian Pro became one of the major Chinese sports clubs. In 2012, they were promoted to the highest level of Chinese football for the first time in their history. The club drew an average attendance of 15,000 in 15 home games during that top-flight league season.
Dalian Pro in 2018
In 2018, Dalian Pro drew an average home league attendance of at least 30,000 for the first time in their history. They drew an average attendance of 33,000 in 15 home games during that Chinese Super League season. That year, Dalian Pro finished 11th place in the Chinese top-flight football league after gathering 35 points in 30 matches. They won 10 of those 30 games. Five games ended in a draw and 15 games ended in a defeat.
Marek Hamšík signed with Dalian Pro in 2019. The Slovak football star played hundreds of games for the famous Italian side SSC Napoli before he joined Dalian Pro. He also played various UEFA Champions League games for SSC Napoli. In 2010, Hamšík played in the first-ever FIFA World Cup match of the national football team of the Slovak Republic. The game between New Zealand and the Slovak Republic, also known as Slovakia, ended in a 1-1 draw. Marek Hamšík played four FIFA World Cup matches with the national football team of the Slovak Republic in 2010. He also faced Paraguay, the Italian Republic and the Netherlands at the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa.