Mỹ Đình National Stadium
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|Location||Từ Liêm District, Hanoi, Vietnam|
|Operator||Vietnam Football Federation|
|Vietnam national football team (2003-present)
Vietnam women's national football team (2003-present)
Mỹ Đình National Stadium (Vietnamese: Sân vận động Quốc gia Mỹ Đình) is a multi-use stadium in Mỹ Đình suburban commune, Từ Liêm District, Hanoi (Vietnam). It has a capacity of 40,192 seats and is the centerpiece of Vietnam's National Sports Complex. It was officially opened in September 2003 and was the main venue for the Southeast Asian Games later that year, hosting the opening and closing ceremony as well as the men's football and athletics events.
The stadium is home to the Vietnam national football team, and hosts its home international friendly matches. It was also home to Thể Công from 2005 to 2008. Then, it is home to Viettel F.C. from 2010
Located 10 kilometres north-west of central Hanoi, the 40,000-seat stadium is the second biggest in the country and was built at a cost of US$53 million. Arched roofs cover the grandstands on the east and west sides of the arena, providing shelter for half of the seats.
The area provides training facilities for the teams with two football training grounds conveniently located next to the stadium.
The majority pitch is a multi-functional stadium: football pitch has sized 120m x 90m, athletic competitions combined with 8 way curve run has length of 400 m and 10 straight line running has length of 110 m, 2 high jump pitches, 2 weight throw pitch, pole vault, hammer throw, 2 zones of double pole vault, two zones of double long jump. Total area (a main courtyard, two training ground): 17.5 ha.
The majority pitch has 4 stands: western and eastern stands are two floor height 25.8 m; northern and southern stands have a floor height 8.4 m. Around the stadium features 419 multi-use rooms. The lighting system consists of 355 ground balls, which are arranged in four columns, height 54 m. Stadium roof weighs 2,300 tons, aperture of 156m and diameter of 1.1 m.
Capacity of 40,192 seats (450 VIP seats, 160 seats for journalists) and the center of the Vietnam's National Sports Complex.
Located on Lê Đức Thọ street. It is about 10 kilometres southwest of Hanoi capital centre, Mỹ Đình Stadium is a stadium has a capacity of Vietnam's second largest (after the Cần Thơ Stadium, can accommodate about 50,000 people). Cost to build the Mỹ Đình National Stadium is 52.983 million USD, with the successful bidder is HISG Group (China). However, after completing many major violations were found.
In July 2007, Mỹ Đình Stadium was host to Group B of 2007 AFC Asian Cup with Quân khu 7 Stadium (Ho Chi Minh City), quarter-final match (Japan vs Australia) and semi-final match (Japan vs Saudi Arabia).
Mỹ Đình Stadium held the opening ceremony of the 2009 Asian Indoor Games from October 30, 2009 to November 8.
In December 2010, it held Group B of 2010 AFF Suzuki Cup from December 2 to December 8.
In addition, this stadium held many domestic and international football competitions:
- 2008 AFC Champions League (Nam Định selected this stadium as their own Thiên Trường Stadium did not meet AFC criteria).
- 2008 This stadium held an international friendly match between Vietnam and Olympic Brazil.
- 2010 VFF Cup.
- 2011 V-League (25th round match between Hà Nội ACB and Sông Lam Nghệ An).
- 2011 VFF Cup.
- 2012 Football at the Summer Olympics – Men's Asian Qualifiers Playoff Round
The three runners-up from the third round groups played each other at a neutral venue on 25, 27 and 29 March 2012. Vietnam was later chosen by the AFC Competitions Committee as the neutral venue, with games played at Hanoi's My Dinh Stadium.
- On 17 July 2013, this stadium will hold an international friendly match between Vietnam and Arsenal.
In 2019, Mỹ Đình Stadium will hold the opening ceremony and closing ceremony of the 2019 Asian Games, also it will be used mostly for athletics meets and will be the main host of the 2019 Asian Games.
Mỹ Đình National Stadium has hosted many entertainment events. On January 10, 2010, VTV held a concert featuring local famous singers. On March 27, 2010, a MTV Exit concert was held here with the appearance of Super Junior, a Korean boyband, Kate Miller, an Australian singer along with many Vietnamese singers. Recently, on October 1, 2011, the Irish boyband Westlife put a stop here as a part of their Gravity Tour; about 11,000 people attended the concert. The stadium was also the starting line of The Amazing Race Vietnam 2012. On May 26, 2013, MTV Exit held a concert featuring Canadian pop punk band Simple Plan, to try to end human trafficking and modern slavery.
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- Thế Ngọc (February 22, 2008). "Nam Định 'di cư' lên Mỹ Đình đá Cup C1 châu Á". Ngoisao.net (in Vietnamese). Ngoisao.net. Retrieved December 5, 2011.
- Dương Nghiệp Khôi (July 29, 2011). "Thông báo số 29 Giải VĐQG Eximbank 2011". VFF.org.vn (in Vietnamese). Vietnam Football Federation. Retrieved July 30, 2011.