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Phnom Penh Crown to celebrate 5,000-seat stadium

Phnom Penh Crown’s  RSN Stadium
Phnom Penh Crown’s RSN Stadium. PHOTO SUPPLIED

Phnom Penh Crown to celebrate 5,000-seat stadium

The official opening of Phnom Penh Crown’s RSN Stadium, the new home of the Metfone Cambodian League Champions, is in Tuol Kork close to Camko City will take place over this Friday to Sunday.

A four-team tournament – the RSN Youth Cup 2015 – will involve six matches played over three days of competition at the new stadium, with the Phnom Penh Crown Academy being joined by three of the strongest Academy (under-18) sides in Asia – Malaysia’s Frenz United, and Chonburi and SCG Muangthong United from Thailand.

Crown president Rithy Samnang, after whom the stadium is named, is the guiding force behind the 5,000-plus all-seater stadium, which has taken 20 months to build.

“This is a giant step for our club and we are honoured to welcome three of the best academies in Asia to join us for this tournament to open our new stadium,” he said.

“I am sure it will be a spectacular beginning to a new and exciting stage in the development of our club and Cambodian football.

“To mark this special occasion, we will donate all the proceeds from the tournament to the Kantha Bopha Children’s Hospitals, who provide free medical care to families in Cambodia and who do such a wonderful job in caring for sick children.”

Phnom Penh Crown Academy will open the tournament on Friday with a 5:30pm match against Frenz United from Malaysia. The match will be televised live by Bayon TV, as will five of the six games.

Crown meet Thailand’s Chonburi on Saturday at 4pm, and will then close the tournament with a match against SCG Muangthong United at 6pm on Sunday.

The admission price for each day of the tournament will be 4,000 riel, with a prize draw on Sunday for ticket holders.

Tickets will be available at the RSN on the days of the matches.

The duration of each game will be 80 minutes, three foreign players are allowed to play and the tournament will be staged in a league format, with the winners being those who accrued the most points.


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