“The stadium was built in 1997 when the 8th National Games of People’s Republic of China was held in Shanghai. It can hold about 80,000 people, so it is also called the “80,000 people’s Stadium”(八万人体育场). It is one of the thirty largest football stadiums in the world, and is the third largest stadium in China after the Guangdong Olympic Stadium and the Beijing National Stadium. It was used for footballpreliminaries at the 2008 Summer Olympics. Shanghai Stadium was also the venue for the Opening Ceremony of the 2007 Special Olympics World Summer Games.” – wikipedia
My main aim of heading to the Shanghai Stadium however was to get to the bus center to catch a bus to Suzhou and other smaller villages on the outskirts of Shanghai. I had a hearty breakfast of chicken porridge, huge man tou and louts wrapped glutinous rice at the local Chinese fast food joint called “Zhen Gong Fu” .