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The world’s biggest football stadium is being built in the Chinese city of Guangzhou at an estimated cost of $1.7 billion, with work having started last Thursday.
Guangzhou Evergrande’s eye-catching arena, designed in a lotus flower shape, will boast of 100,000 seats and is expected to be completed in two years’ time – 2022. This will make it bigger than Barcelona’s grand stadium, Camp Nou.
Xia Haijun, president of real estate conglomerate Evergrande, told reporters at the groundbreaking ceremony that he expects the stadium to help take Chinese football to the next level.
“Evergrande Stadium will become a new world-class landmark comparable to the Sydney Opera House and Burj Khalifa in Dubai, and an important symbol of Chinese football to the world,” he said.