Thống Nhất Stadium

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Thong Nhat Stadium
Thống Nhất Stadium.JPG
Location Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Capacity 25,000
Tenants
TP Hồ Chí Minh (V.League 2)

Thống Nhất Stadium ("Reunification Stadium") is a multi-purpose stadium in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. It is located at 138 Đào Duy Từ Street, Ward 6, District 10. It is currently used mostly for football matches and is the home stadium for Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh of the V.League 2. The stadium has a capacity to seat 25,000 people.

History[edit]

Prior to 1975 the stadium was called Cộng Hòa Stadium (Republic Stadium). The site had witnessed a number of major sporting events including an over-capacity 30.000 strong crowd to watch the elimination soccer match between South Vietnam and South Korea leading up to the 1964 Summer Olympics.[1]

In 1966 the South Vietnamese soccer team captured the Merdeka Cup defeating Burma. The gold trophy was kept at the Cộng Hòa Stadium. Its whereabout is not known after the Fall of Saigon.[2]

During the Vietnam War the Stadium was also the scene of terrorist attacks by the Vietcong. Explosives detonated on October 4, 1965 killed 11 and injured 42 others.[3][4]

References[edit]

Preceded by
Hindmarsh Stadium
Australia Adelaide
AFC Women's Asian Cup
Host Venue

2008
Succeeded by
Chengdu Sports Center
China Chengdu
Preceded by
Chengdu Sports Center
China Chengdu
AFC Women's Asian Cup
Host Venue

2014
Succeeded by
TBD

Coordinates: 10°45′39″N 106°39′48″E / 10.760703°N 106.663331°E / 10.760703; 106.663331