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Fire Damages CSL Side Shanghai Shenhua's Hongkou Stadium

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 03 / 29 / 17

Chinese Super League club Shanghai Shenhua's 33,060-capacity Hongkou Stadium was damaged by a "huge fire," according to Luke Brown of the London INDEPENDENT. No casualties were reported after the fire "broke out in the corner of the stadium, early on Tuesday morning." Xinhua reported the f...

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