[ 2007-02-13 17:11 ]
|Smoke billows out from the demolition site of the
Wulihe Stadium in Shenyang, Northeast China's Liaoning Province, February
12, 2007. The dated stadium, where China got its first ticket to men's
World Cup finals after defeating Oman in 2001, will be replaced with
shopping centers. A new stadium is scheduled to be built at another site
in the city for soccer matches of the upcoming Beijing Olympics.
Feb 12th witnesses
the implosion of Shengyang Wulihe
Stadium in just 6.6 seconds, where Chinese soccer team has ever qualified for
the Soccer World Cup,leading web
sina.com reported yesterday.
China's soccer team won 1-0 in a match against Oman that advanced them to the Korea-Japan World Cup finals
at this Stadium in the past four decades. Since then, Chinese soccer fans view
the stadium as a place of good luck for the team and Chinese soccer.
Even though the local Soccer Fans Association did not receive authorization
to organize any large-scale activity, a large number of people gathered nearby
taking photos and videos of the demolition.
Security guards were stationed every five or six meters around the perimeter
to maintain order as the destruction of the stadium is a sensitive issue for