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Yangpu will hold the first overseas regular seaso...

On 1st December, 2016, the media conference about the first overseas regular season of Australian Football League settled in China hold in Shanghai. The AFL is determined to hold a regular season match at Shanghai Yangpu District Jiangwan Stadium on next 14th May. The match will be between Port Adelaide Power and Gold Coast Suns. This historic breakthrough witnesses the friendship between China and Australia steps out a solid step and is also a model to build the international sporting events city in Shanghai.



AFL has more than a hundred years of history up to now. It is the first sports and entertainment industry in Australia and has a broad mass base in Australia and worldwide. In recent years, this sport popular in whole of Australia is actively expanding oversea. Port Adelaide Power club founded in 1870 is the oldest and most successful club in South Australia. It has kept a close relationship with China for a long term and shoulders the responsibility to expand the Chinese market and promote the cooperation and exchanges. In 2016, Port Adelaide Power club has reached an agreement with CCTV that the AFL match will release in Chinese screen every week. And the next-year regular season match will become the landmark span of Port Adelaide Power club, which let Chinese fans have an opportunity to contact the Australian National Treasure sport closely.



This match will be hold in Shanghai Yangpu District Jiangwan Stadium because of the indissoluble bond between Yangpu and Australian rules football. During the period of Shanghai Expo, the AFL Shanghai show first came to China, land in Shanghai and exhibit at Yangpu District Jiangwan Stadium. At that time, Yangpu was just named as the first national innovative pilot city. There are gathered many well-known innovative enterprises around the Jiangwan Stadium.



Today Yangpu continues to turn overtaking in the road of ‘Three Areas Integration, Linkage Development’ and achieves a new breakthrough to become the first batch of National Innovation and Entrepreneurship Bases and is also the important bearing area of the center of science and technology innovation. Jiangwan Stadium has witnessed how the KIC is reborn and become famous. After a lapse of six years, Australian rugby settled in Shanghai. Adelaide and Yangpu continue to cooperate again, which is the powerful interpretation of two cities accumulating steadily and developing innovatively. 


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