上海419论坛,上海龙凤419,爱上海 – Powered by Ivan Shamar!

September 24, 2020
by admin
0 comments

China signals World Cup ambitions with new football stadiums

first_img Promoted ContentThe Absolute 10 Greatest Shows In HBO HistoryThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemThese Are The Best Stargazing Locations You Can Find On EarthCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way10 Phones That Can Easily Fit In The Smallest Pocket10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do7 Most Asntonishing Train Stations In The World2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time Loading… China is in the throes of a multibillion-dollar splurge on new football stadiums, ramping up ambitions to be a superpower in the sport and host a World Cup as early as 2030. Shanghai SIPG’s new stadium is one of several under construction in China The building spree is taking place despite the coronavirus pandemic which has brought much of the world to a standstill, ravaging economies and putting live sport on hold.Advertisement China has started work on what will be the world’s biggest football stadiumThe country will have at least 12 major new football stadiums two years from now, said the state-run Southern Metropolis Daily, calling it “a new era for Chinese football”.Most will be used for the newly expanded 2021 Club World Cup and the 2023 AFC Asian Cup, but President Xi Jinping has his eyes on the biggest prize of all.“I think China’s desire to apply for the World Cup is very clear,” said Ji Yuyang, a journalist for the Oriental Sports Daily.Ji said it was a matter of when, not if, China bids.FIFA president Gianni Infantino said in June that he would welcome a Chinese bid to stage the 2030 World Cup, the next one up for grabs.– Fit for a World Cup final –Guangzhou Evergrande’s new stadium made headlines because of its vast scale and bold design.But it jarred because most sport in the world is shut down and economies, including China’s – the second largest – are reeling from coronavirus.China is widely expected to bid to host the World CupMoreover, Guangzhou is not holding Asian Cup games and the stadium will not be ready for the Club World Cup, even though the tournament is poised to be put back from the summer of 2021 because of the pandemic.Critics also queried why a club that averages about 50,000 for home matches needs such a big arena.“I think Evergrande may have two considerations. First, a 100,000-seat stadium might come in handy if China hosts a World Cup final or opening ceremony,” said Ji.“Another point is that Evergrande will be able to make a statement by saying that they have the largest professional football stadium in the world, with the largest number of spectators.”Most stadiums currently used by Chinese football teams were built for multiple sports. They are falling into disrepair and facilities for fans are poor.Replacing them with gleaming, football-specific arenas fits with Xi’s master plan to transform the sport in the country on and off the pitch.– ‘Soft power of stadiums’ –In Shanghai, which has ambitions of holding the Olympics, a 33,000-seat stadium for CSL side Shanghai SIPG is scheduled to be finished next year.Shanghai Stadium, the biggest arena in the city and SIPG’s former home, is also undergoing major renovation.Guangzhou Evergrande are two-time winners of the AFC Champions LeagueJi said that while the Evergrande Group were likely paying for Guangzhou’s new stadium, in some other instances it was a combination of the club and local government.Professor Simon Chadwick said that aside from China’s World Cup aspirations, the rush on new stadiums sends a message that “China is developing and becoming healthier and stronger.“There’s something about the iconography and symbolism of the stadiums, particularly the Guangzhou development,” said Chadwick, director of the Centre for the Eurasian Sport Industry at Emlyon Business School.Read Also: Barcelona stars linked with Newcastle amid new owners“This is a huge stadium, incredibly striking design, pictures of it have been carried across the world and people are commenting on it across the world.“It’s almost the soft power of stadiums. China is trying to use these hugely distinctive stadium designs as a way of attracting people and attention, of getting people to understand that China wants the same things that other countries want.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 But with the outbreak receding in China, where it emerged in December, Chinese Super League (CSL) champions Guangzhou Evergrande last week began construction on their 12 billion yuan ($1.7 billion) new home. With a capacity of 100,000, the lotus flower-shaped stadium will for a time trump Barcelona’s Camp Nou – which is set for expansion – as the world’s biggest football arena, once it is completed by the end of 2022. Evergrande Group, a major property developer founded by one of China’s richest men, said it also intends to build two more 80,000-seater stadiums in China.last_img read more

September 16, 2020
by admin
0 comments

Polina Shemanova named to All-ACC 1st team for 2nd straight year

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Polina Shemanova has been named to the All-ACC first team for the second year in a row. The sophomore has been dominant for the Orange (12-13, 9-9 Atlantic Coast) all season, finishing the year as the conference’s leader in kills, kills per set, points and points per set.Shemanova was a unanimous selection by the conference’s 15 head coaches, who were not allowed to vote for their own players. She was one of 14 players to receive the first team honor, and one of four to be unanimously chosen.Shemanova represents Syracuse as the only Orange player to receive an ACC honor this season. The sophomore is also fifth in the NCAA in kills per set (5.09).During the Orange’s five-game win streak, their longest of the season. Shemanova won ACC Player of the Week three consecutive times, averaging 25.8 kills per game over that span. She was the key to her team’s success, recording a Syracuse-record 36 kills in the five-set victory over Louisville.Last year, Shemanova was also named the ACC Freshman of the Year after recording a freshman-record 447 kills. Her momentum continued this season with 485 kills – the second-most in Syracuse history.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Orange finished eighth in the conference and failed to qualify for the NCAA Tournament after earning the program’s first bid last year. This season, head coach Leonid Yelin turned to Shemanova to step up in the most crucial moments. Next season, he will once again expect his All-ACC player to lead the Orange.“(You) cannot have five drivers in one car, you know what’s going to happen, and (our team is) not an exception for this,” Yelin said on Oct. 9. “Shemanova is one who can make a difference and has to step up to the challenge that we have.” Comments Published on December 2, 2019 at 5:37 pm Contact Roshan: rferna04@syr.edu | @Roshan_f16last_img read more