SportsTalk January 13 According to the “Yangcheng Evening News” report, Dongguan Guanlian decided to move the team to Foshan and renamed it Foshan South Lions. Part of the reason was that the Dongguan Sports Center Stadium was in disrepair. , does not have the fire protection requirements for holding large-scale events.
Dongguan Sports Center Stadium was built on September 26, 1992. In April 2023, Dongguan Guanlian also designated this as its home court after entering the Chinese League One. This is also the only stadium in Dongguan City that can host football matches so far.
The Chinese Professional Football League in the 2023 season will also fully resume home and away games and allow fans to attend the game. Just as fans in Dongguan were looking forward to watching the team’s games at home, Dongguan United issued an announcement that due to fire protection issues at the stadium, the team would not allow fans to enter the game.
The relevant person in charge of the Dongguan City Fire Rescue Detachment stated that there are indeed some fire protection problems at the Dongguan Sports Center Stadium, and the venue has not been reported before. Passed fire protection certificate. However, since the review and acceptance of fire protection is now under the jurisdiction of the Housing and Urban-Rural Development Department, although the current problem is called “fire protection problem”, the review and acceptance needs to be handled by the Housing and Urban-Rural Development Department and does not belong to Dongguan Fire Management.
Due to the inability to complete the renovation before the admission deadline of the Chinese Football Association, the Dongguan Sports Center Stadium cannot be used as the new season’s Dongguan Stadium. Dongguan United’s home court, but Dongguan Guanlian chose Foshan as its home court.
In fact, Dongguan Sports Center Stadium invested more than 50 million yuan in renovation in 2017, but the current situation remains the same. It cannot meet the needs of holding large-scale sports events and concerts, which has also attracted criticism from many fans, questioning the effectiveness of the stadium’s renovation.