Chinese Super League side Shanghai Shenhua’s Hongkou stadium has been damaged by a fire. The state news agency said the fire had not influenced the stands or the pitch and examinations were proceeding into the cause of the fire.
Experts in Shanghai Municipality’s Hongkou District, in east China, detailed that the fire started at around 8.30am local time, consuming through one end of Hongkou Stadium and halting morning traffic activity close-by.
Luckily, nobody is believed to have been harmed amid the tragic episode, with the fire management saying the blazes were contained not long after they arrived the scene.
The club managed by ex-Brighton manager Gus Poyet, who signed former Man City striker Carlos Tevez a year ago in a contract deal considered to be worth £40m.
Other ex-Premier League players in Shanghai Shenhua’s squad are Demba Ba and Obafemi Martins.
Authorities are examining the cause of the fire and still can’t seem to give an unmistakable sign of the cause. In any case, the police have revealed that they presume the fire may have begun in the stadium’s indoor rock climbing department.
Shanghai Shenhua, who right now sit fourth in the Chinese Super League, are to host Changchun Yatai on Sunday, April 16 and may need to play their home games at a neutral stadium for now pending the club’s authorities fixed the affected areas of the stadiumm