Packed seats: Mỹ Đình National Stadium will be one of the main sporting venues during the 31st SEA Games. -- File Photo
HÀ NỘI – Hà Nội has confirmed that it would host the 31st Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in 2021.
The host city does not have to build new facilities, but just needs to upgrade the available ones for the biennial competition.
“Hà Nội hosted the 22nd Games in 2003 and the Asian Indoor Games in 2009. The city meets all demands for the 2021 SEA Games,” Vương Bích Thắng, head of the National Sports Administration, said.
The SEA Games are expected to have 30 sporting disciplines in November 2021. While most of events will be organised in Hà Nội, some will be held in neighbouring cities and provinces such as Hải Phòng, Hải Dương and Bắc Ninh.
The total expenses for the Games are expected to be more than VNĐ1.700 billion (US$76 million).
The 29th SEA Games will be held in Malaysia next year, while the host of the 30th Games has not yet been named as the Philippines and Brunei are the two candidates. – VNS