Bairiki National Stadium

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Bairiki National Stadium
Bairiki National Stadium, Tarawa, Kiribati.jpg
Bairiki National Stadium
LocationKiribati Bairiki, Kiribati
Coordinates1°19′45″N 172°58′37″E / 1.32917°N 172.97694°E / 1.32917; 172.97694Coordinates: 1°19′45″N 172°58′37″E / 1.32917°N 172.97694°E / 1.32917; 172.97694
Capacity2,500

Bairiki National Stadium is located in Bairiki, Kiribati. It is the national stadium and the home of Kiribati's national football team. The stadium's capacity is around 2,500.[1][2]

Football[edit]

The stadium is the home ground of the Kiribati national football team. Despite this, it has never been used for an international match because Kiribati have never played an international football match at home, due to the fact that the pitch surface in the stadium is sand, not grass which is required.

The sand surface in the stadium is also a factor that has stopped Kiribati becoming an official FIFA member for the time being.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kiribati, South Tarawa, Bairiki National Stadium Archived 31 May 2014 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved 5 September 2011
  2. ^ Stadium Database: Bairiki National Stadium Archived 31 March 2012 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved 5 September 2011