FIFA U20 World Cup

National Stadium opens next month

Sports Minister Justin Tkatchenko says the facility is in its last stages of completion and will be fully functional by February to host its first rugby league match where the Prime Minister will do the official kick off.  

The K170 million infrastructure is constructed by Leighton PNG with seating for up to 15,000 spectators.

The seating area for the north, south and eastern stands are completed, seating a total of 10,000 people.

The main grand stand has 3184 seats and is half completed with the roofing already installed and a few more seats to be fitted in.

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The announcement will be done during a joint press conference by the Oceania Football Confederation president David Chung and Sports Minister Justin Tkatchenko.

Tkatchenko said the National Football Stadium is being completed to world class standards that will meet FIFA requirements for hosting the Under-20 Women’s World Cup.

A FIFA delegation visited the venue recently and was impressed with the design and quality of the facility.