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Bogyoke Aung San Stadium

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The Bogyoke Aung San Stadium (Burmese: ဗိုလ်ချုပ် အောင်ဆန်း အားကစားကွင်း; MLCTS: buil hkyup aung hcan: a: ka. ca: kwang:) is a multi-purpose stadium, located in downtown Yangon, Myanmar.[1] It was built as cricket ground in 1908, completed in 1910 and named as Burma Athletic Association Ground. The 400m runway was constructed in 1935.[2]

Bogyoke Aung San Stadium
Aungsan Stadium.jpg
Former namesB.A.A
LocationMingala Taungnyunt 11221, Yangon, Myanmar
Coordinates16°47′1.90″N 96°9′38.61″E / 16.7838611°N 96.1607250°E / 16.7838611; 96.1607250Coordinates: 16°47′1.90″N 96°9′38.61″E / 16.7838611°N 96.1607250°E / 16.7838611; 96.1607250
Capacity40,000[1]
SurfaceGrass
Tenants
Yangon United FC

OverviewEdit

Named after Aung San, the 40,000 seat stadium is still the largest stadium in Myanmar and was the national stadium until the mid-1980s. The stadium was the main venue for 1961 and 1969 South East Asian Peninsular Games. While it is no longer the main venue of choice for international level competitions, the stadium is still heavily used for Myanmar National League football matches.

Aung San National Indoor Stadium, located next to the outdoor stadium, is used for indoor sports competitions.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Stadiums in Myanmar". World Stadiums. Retrieved 2008-11-24.
  2. ^ "မြန်မာ့ ပြေးခုန်ပစ် ဆီးဂိမ်းမှာ ဟန်ပါ့မလား". Irrawady News.