Thong Nhat Stadium
|City||Ho Chi Minh City|
|Clubs||Sài Gòn FC, Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh, Navibank Sài Gòn FC|
|Other names||Cộng Hòa Stadium (-1975)|
|Record attendance||30 000 (Vietnam - South Korea, 1963)|
|Address||138 Đào Duy Từ Street, Ward 6, District 10, Ho Chi Minh|
Thong Nhat Stadium – stadium description
One of the most import ant venues in Vietnam, witness not only of great games, like the one against Korea in 1963, watched by record crowd of 30,000 people. Just two years later it was the place of Vietcong terrorist attack that killed 11 people and one more year later, in 1966, Vietnam celebrated their trophy win in regional Merdeka Cup. The trophy was left at the stadium, but has been stolen during the Vietnam war.
Current capacity stands at 25,000, but since only the main grandstand has seats (also being the only covered section), the number isn’t precise.