|Owner||Guangdong People's Government|
|Operator||Guangdong Sports Bureau|
|Broke ground||31 December 1998|
|Opened||22 September 2001|
|Construction cost||1.23 billion RMB|
|Guangdong Olympic Stadium|
The Guangdong Olympic Centre Stadium or Aoti Main Stadiumis a multi-purpose stadium in Guangzhou, People's Republic of China. Currently used mostly for football matches, the stadium was opened in 2001. It has a capacity of 80,012, making it the largest stadium in the country by seating capacity.
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Amman International Stadium
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