Hàng Đẫy Stadium

Coordinates: 21°1′47″N 105°49′59″E / 21.02972°N 105.83306°E / 21.02972; 105.83306 Hang Day Stadium, also known as Hanoi Stadium, is a multi-purpose stadium in Hanoi, Vietnam. It is currently used mostly for football matches. The stadium holds 22,500 spectators.[2] In the period from 2000 to 2003, the stadium was called Hanoi Stadium. On April 24, 2003, the historic name "Hàng Đẫy" was restored.[1] Hàng Đẫy is located in the center of Hanoi. Before the construction of Mỹ Đình National Stadium, it was where Vietnam hosted football matches of both the men and women's as well as the Olympic teams. The stadium also was the ground for various sporting and cultural events of Hanoi and Vietnam. In 1998, the opening, the Group B and the Tiger Cup 1998 Final matches took place here. Since the 2009 season, all four of the football clubs in Hanoi – Hanoi FC, Thể Công, Hòa Phát Hà Nội, and Hà Nội ACB – have chosen the stadium as their home ground.

Hang Day Stadium
Sân vận động Hàng Đẫy.jpg
LocationHanoi, Vietnam
OwnerHanoi FC
OperatorT&T Group[1]
Capacity22,500
Field size105 × 68 m
Construction
Opened1934
Expanded1958
Tenants
Hanoi (2009–present)
Viettel (2009–present)
CAND FC (2009–2018)
2014 AFF Championship
2018 AFF Championship

HistoryEdit

Hàng Đẫy was established in 1934 as a football field for Hanoi's École d’éducation physique (EDEP - School of Physical Education). Shortly after, EDEP was renamed into Socíeté d'éducation physique du Tonkin (SEPTO - Tonkin Society of Physical Education). From 1936 to 1938, a 400-seat wooden stand as well as bordering walls were constructed and the stadium was subsequently known as SEPTO Stadium. On February 16, 1956, the stadium was rebuilt and the new Hàng Đẫy Stadium was opened on August 24, 1958. This structure remains virtually the same until today with some upgrades being done in the 1990s.[3]

 
SEPTO Logo, before 1955. Founder: Mr. Nguyễn Quý Toản.
 
Hàng Đẫy Stadium, before 1955.

New stadium projectEdit

During the visit of the Communist Party of Vietnam's general secretary Nguyễn Phú Trọng to France and met with the President Emmanuel Macron, the two have signed plenty of cooperation deals, including the rebuild and renovation of Hàng Đẫy Stadium. The new stadium will cost 250 million euros and they will be designed and built by French company Bouygues.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Tu, Anh. "Hà Nội giao T&T quản lý sân vận động Hàng Đẫy". Tien Phong. Retrieved 19 August 2017.
  2. ^ https://int.soccerway.com/venues/vietnam/san-vn-ng-hang-y-hang-day-stadium/
  3. ^ "75 năm sân Septo - Hàng Đẫy - Hà Nội: Đài hoa đẹp giữa Thủ đô". Vietnam Football Federation. Retrieved 19 August 2017.
  4. ^ http://vietnamnews.vn/economy/425285/t-t-group-to-co-operate-on-railway-stadium-renovation.html#vIhjG44U2PFYh2ie.97

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