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Sporting Stadiums in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

Staff Reporter 7/01/2016 | | |
Papua New Guinea boosted by its strong economy has constructed several world class stadiums. The constructions of the stadiums were done  to host the 2015 Pacific Games. However, not all the stadiums were used for the Pacific Games.  There are three stadiums in Port Moresby. After the  completion of Pacific Games, the stadiums are used for different sports activities.  Below are brief details of the three world class stadiums in Port Moresby.

National Football Stadium, Port Morsby
National Footaball Stadium

Located in the suburb of Boroko, National Football Stadium began construction early 2014. The stadium was constructed by OilSearch with partnership with Port Moresby Rugby League (PRL). The 2015 Pacific Games never used the venue because the stadium  was incomplete. It was completed after the Pacific Games. 

The stadium is now home of Rugby League in Papua New Guinea. All major rugby League matches are played at the stadium. It is the home of  the Papua New Guinea Hunters team who participates in the Intrust Super Cup competition in Queensland, Australia. 

The stadium has been declared world class. It will host the 2017 Rugby League World Cup pool matches. The stadium has  a seating capacity of 15 000.  

The Opening of the stadium was a historical one. The PNG Hunters took on  NRL's Penrith Panthers  in a trial match that coincided with the opening. 

Sir John Guise stadium
Sir John Guise Stadium
This stadium is located in Central Waigani . This stadium has hosted major  events  including the 1991 Pacific Games. It was upgraded to World Class stadium in 2014 to host the 2015 Pacific Games. This stadium is the home of track events, long jump, athletics and so on. The stadium is also used for football. It has a capacity of 20, 000. 

Recently, the stadium hosted the  following world sporting events
- 2015 Pacific Games (All Pacific countries including Australia, New Zealand took part)
- FIFA - Under 20 Women's trial matches  (PNG, Japan and Unites States )
- 2016 OFC Nations Football tournament ( PNG, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, New Caledonia, Fiji, Tahiti, New Zealand: New Zealand won the tournament against hosts PNG)
- PNG Kapuls vs Malaysia Tigers (Friendly match: PNG Won 2 - 0)

This stadium will also host the 2016 FIFA U-20 Womens World Cup in November 2016. 

Artistic expression of now under construction Sir Hubert Murray Stadium

Sir Hubert Murray Stadium
A 20 000 capacity stadium at Habours City Port Moresby but it is still under construction. The stadium will be host to Rugby Union, Boxing, Soccer and many other sporting events. Some matches for 2017 Rugby League World Cup will be hosted here. 

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