Changlingmithang Stadium is located in Thimphu, Bhutan, serving multi-purposes but mostly used for football matches of various local football clubs. It’s history drives back to the time of the last civil war of Bhutan being fought in this very ground. The stadium was initially constructed in 1974 for the fourth King Jigme Singye Wangchuck’s coronation. The football pitch is constructed from atrificial turf stretching from 100-130 yard. The spectators to fill the space are presumed to be of 7500. The weather forecast is predicted to be rainy throughout the league with 20-23 degree celsius.
This year’s 2018 SAFF U-15 Women’s Championship will be held in this very ground marking the second international league happening in Bhutan; although many international matches have been played but not as an entire league. Numerous festivals and celebrations of importance are designated to be performed at Changlingmithang Stadium every year.
However, this league will be much more of an interest to the people for the audience always love a good match. Out of the eight SAARC countries, unfortunately Afghanistan and Maldives won’t be playing this year. Nevertheless, the rest of the six countries will be putting in a tough match.
Contributor : Kezang Dechen Choden