Hassanal Bolkiah National Stadium

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Hassanal Bolkiah National Stadium
Stadium Negara Hassanal Bolkiah
Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Stadium (12709367113).jpg
The exterior of the stadium in February 2014
LocationBandar Seri Begawan, Brunei
OwnerYouth and Sports Department, Brunei
OperatorYouth and Sports Department, Brunei
Broke groundAugust 1980; 41 years ago (1980-08)
Opened23 September 1983; 38 years ago (1983-09-23)
Construction costS$100 million
ArchitectSAA Partnership
Brunei national football team
Brunei DPMM FC

Hassanal Bolkiah National Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei. It is currently used mostly for association football matches. The stadium holds 28,000 and was opened on 23 September 1983. It was named after Bruneian Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah.


Unusually for a public building in Brunei, members of the public donated and contributed towards the building of the stadium. Although the final collection of $1,102,761.57 accounted for a little more than 1.1 percent of the total building cost ($100 million), the public participation showed the Bruneians' great interest and support for this project. The entire project cost for the stadium is about $100 million.


It was opened on 23 September 1983, the date was chosen to celebrate the 69th birthday of Bolkiah's father and predecessor Omar Ali Saifuddien III. On the evening of the opening day, a friendly football match was played between the Brunei national football team and an invited English Football League team, Sheffield United. Despite the jet lag and the humid weather, Sheffield United won 1–0. The next day another match was held between United and a Brunei invited team which ended in a 1–1 draw.[2]

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  1. ^ "Stadium Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah - Soccerway".
  2. ^ National Stadium celebrates its 25th year Archived 2009-02-14 at the Wayback Machine The Brunei Times, 26 October 2008
Preceded by Southeast Asian Games Athletics competitions
Main Venue

Succeeded by

Coordinates: 4°55′44.5″N 114°56′43.6″E / 4.929028°N 114.945444°E / 4.929028; 114.945444