The Mỹ Đình National Stadium will be repaired at the end of October to prepare for the organisation of the SEA Games 2021. — Photo trungtamdaybongda.vn
HÀ NỘI — Mỹ Đình National Stadium will be repaired at the end of October to prepare for the organisation of SEA Games 2021, according to the National Sports Administration.
The total estimated budget of VNĐ150 billion (US$6.4 million) will be taken from the State budget for preparation of the SEA Games.
With the main venue in Hà Nội, the Mỹ Đình National Stadium will be the heart of the upcoming SEA Games with the opening, closing ceremony, athletics and football competitions.
According to Nguyễn Việt Tiến, acting director of the stadium, Mỹ Đình Sports Complex is currently reviewing and listing items that need repairing for the region's biggest sports event. The first item to be repaired is the grass of the stadium. As this was last renovated in 2011-2012, it needs to be replaced.
Phase 2 of the project of improving and repairing the running track in Mỹ Đình National Stadium has been completed.
Tiến said after completion, the construction unit invited experts of the International Association of Athletics Federations to inspect, measure and certify that this track is qualified to organise international athletics competitions.
“We have also sent the documents to Quality Assurance Department, Ministry of Construction to approve the project soon," said Tiến.
Since 2012, no national or international athletics tournaments have been held at the National Mỹ Đình Stadium due to the broken track.
According to Nguyễn Mạnh Hùng, general secretary of the Việt Nam Athletics Federation, following the repairs, the National Athletics Championship 2020 will be held at Mỹ Đình Stadium in November. — VNS