Thuwunna Stadium

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Thuwunna Stadium
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Aerial view of the stadium
Thuwunna Stadium
Location Thingangyun 11072, Yangon, Myanmar
Coordinates 16°49′16.73″N96°11′12.58″E / 16.8213139°N 96.1868278°E / 16.8213139; 96.1868278
Owner Ministry of Sports and Youth Affairs
Capacity 50,000 [1]
Surface Grass
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.

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

History

The stadium's VIP entrance ThuwunnaYTC.jpg
The stadium's VIP entrance
The east stand under renovation in February 2013 International football at Thuwanna Stadium 03.jpg
The east stand under renovation in February 2013
The stadium in December 2013 Thuwunna Stadium.JPG
The stadium in December 2013

Constructed with help from the Japanese government, the stadium was completed in 1985. [2]

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. [3] It also hosted the qualification stage of the 2012 AFF Championship and matches in Group B of the main tournament in 2016.

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References

  1. "Thuwunna Youth Training Center Stadium". Stadium DB. Retrieved 30 December 2020.
  2. "မြန်မာနိုင်ငံနှင့် အားကစား ပြိုင်ဝင်းကြီးများ (၁)" (in Burmese).
  3. "MFF announces football stadium builds, expansion".

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