Thống Nhất Stadium

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Sân vận động Thống Nhất
Thống Nhất Stadium.JPG
Location Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Capacity 25,000
Tenants
TP Hồ Chí Minh
Sài Gòn F.C.

The 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 both Sài Gòn F.C. of V.League 1 and Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh of the V.League 1. 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 football match between South Vietnam and South Korea leading up to the 1964 Summer Olympics.[1]

In 1966, South Vietnam captured the Merdeka Cup defeating Burma. The gold trophy was kept at the Cộng Hòa Stadium. Its whereabouts are 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]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ South Korean International Matches Archived 2014-01-02 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ "Ngã rẽ của ông Weigang và số phận chiếc Cúp Vô địch" [Mr. Weigang's turn and the fate of the championship trophy]. Tuổi Trẻ (in Vietnamese). 2005-11-10. Retrieved 2018-04-30. 
  3. ^ "Người khai hỏa giữa nội đô Sài Gòn" [Firefighters are in the center of Saigon]. Tuổi Trẻ. 2010-04-17. Retrieved 2018-04-30. 
  4. ^ "A Study of the Use of Terror by the Vietcong" (PDF). p. 14. 
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