From 2016 Gothia Cup will have a sister tournament in China, the Gothia Cup China. A new international tournament based on the same concept as the Gothia Cup. To create a meeting place for the world’s youth. Shenyang is the largest city in northeastern China with over 8 million inhabitants. The city profiles itself as China’s football capital and welcomes the Gothia Cup China with open arms.
The Opening ceremony will be at the Crystal Crown Arena, with capacity for about 60,000 people. The arena was first used for the football tournament at the Olympics in Beijing. Accommodation will primarily be provided at the city’s two universities that can offer sleeping facilities for more than 20,000 people. The dormitories have 4-6 beds and offers plenty of space and comfort. There will also be options for those who wish to stay in hotels. The first Gothia Cup China was held in August 2016. 260 teams from 30 nations participated.