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Shanghai stadium named ‘Adelaide Arena’ for AFL match

The Australian state of South Australia will again rebrand Shanghai’s Jiangwan Stadium as the ‘Adelaide Arena’ when two Australian Rules Football clubs play at the stadium next year.

The AFL clubs, Port Adelaide and St Kilda, have struck a three-year agreement to play an annual match in China, from 2019 to 2021. Port Adelaide played the Gold Coast Suns in Shanghai during the 2017 and 2018 seasons.

According to the Australian press, the South Australian government has committed AUS$350,000 (€217,000/$248,000) to extend the naming rights deal for one season, but has not made any guarantee beyond 2019.

The stadium has a capacity of 11,000 people for the AFL matches.