Thuwunna Stadium

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Thuwunna Stadium
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Aerial view of the stadium
LocationThingangyun 11072, Yangon, Myanmar
Coordinates16°49′16.73″N 96°11′12.58″E / 16.8213139°N 96.1868278°E / 16.8213139; 96.1868278Coordinates: 16°49′16.73″N 96°11′12.58″E / 16.8213139°N 96.1868278°E / 16.8213139; 96.1868278
OwnerMinistry of Sports and Youth Affairs
Capacity32,000[1]
SurfaceGrass
Opened1985
Tenants
Myanmar national football team
Yangon United

The Thuwunna Youth Training Center Stadium (Burmese: သုဝဏ္ဏ လူငယ် လေ့ကျင့်ရေး ကွင်း), simply known as the Thuwunna Stadium, is a multi-purpose stadium located in Yangon, Myanmar. It is the venue of choice for most national and international football and track and field competitions.

This 32,000-seat stadium is smaller but more up-to-date than the Bogyoke Aung San Stadium. It is part of a complex that also includes the Thuwunna National Indoor Stadium.[2]

The stadium's eight-lane running track is the first in Myanmar that conforms to IAAF standards.

History[edit]

The stadium's VIP entrance
The east stand under renovation in February 2013
The stadium in December 2013

Constructed with help from the Japanese government, the stadium was completed in 1985.[3]

From 23 June to 3 July 2012, the stadium hosted 2013 AFC U-22 Asian Cup qualification Group G matches.

The stadium underwent a major renovation and was expanded to host football matches of the 2013 Southeast Asian Games.[4] It also hosted the qualification stage of the 2012 AFF Championship and matches in Group B of the main tournament in 2016.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Thuwunna Youth Training Center Stadium". Stadium DB. Retrieved 30 December 2020.
  2. ^ "စစ်ဆေးမှုများအရ အောင်ဆန်းအားကစားကွင်းမှာ ရာခိုင်နှုန်း ၇၀ ကြံ့ခိုင်မှုမရှိတော့ဟု ကျန်းမာရေးနှင့် အားကစားဝန်ကြီးဌာန အတည်ပြု" (in Burmese).
  3. ^ "မြန်မာနိုင်ငံနှင့် အားကစား ပြိုင်ဝင်းကြီးများ (၁)" (in Burmese).
  4. ^ "MFF announces football stadium builds, expansion".

External links[edit]

Media related to Thuwunna Stadium at Wikimedia Commons