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 Coordinates: 16°49′16.73″N96°11′12.58″E / 16.8213139°N 96.1868278°E / 16.8213139; 96.1868278
OwnerMinistry of Health and Sport of Myanmar
Capacity 50,000 [1]
Surface Grass
Opened1985
Tenants
Myanmar national football team
Yangon United

Thuwunna Stadium (Burmese : သုဝဏ္ဏ လူငယ် လေ့ကျင့်ရေး ကွင်း) is a multi-use stadium complex, located in Yangon, Myanmar. The 32,000-seat stadium is smaller but more up-to-date than the Aung San Stadium. It's the venue of choice for most national and international level football and track and field competitions. The Thuwunna National Indoor Stadium is part of the same complex.

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VIP Entrance

Overview

The stadium's eight-lane runway is the first in Myanmar that conforms to the international (IAAF) standards.

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

The stadium hosted South East Asian Game 2013 Southeast Asian Games Football matches from 11 December 2013 to 22 December 2013.

The stadium hosted the qualification stage for the 2012 AFF Suzuki Cup and it was hosted 2016 AFF Suzuki Cup Group B matches from 19 November – 17 December 2016.

History

The stadium was donated by Japan in the 1980s as Youth Training Center.It was only used for training by young people but later it hosted international events.The west stand, VIP Stand, has a roof, while the rest of the stands have no roof and are one tiered stands. [2]

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The east stand under renovation in 2013 February

The stadium has undergone a major renovation to host football matches in 27th Southeast Asian Games, 2013.It was extended to the same level as the west stand. In the original design, it was planned to have a full roof, but only the east stands were roofed.

It still hosts most of the matches of the Myanmar national football teams and is still an important stadium in Yangon.Near the stadium, National Indoor Stadium (1), Futsal Stadium, Training Stadiums, Sport Federations and Football Academy are located. [3]

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Thuwunna Stadium in 2013 December

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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. "စစ်ဆေးမှုများအရ အောင်ဆန်းအားကစားကွင်းမှာ ရာခိုင်နှုန်း ၇၀ ကြံ့ခိုင်မှုမရှိတော့ဟု ကျန်းမာရေးနှင့် အားကစားဝန်ကြီးဌာန အတည်ပြု" (in Burmese).

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