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Hanoi stadium center stage for SEA Games 31 opening ceremony

By Giang Huy   May 7, 2022 | 01:00 am PT
Finishing touches are underway at Hanoi's My Dinh Stadium to prepare for the opening ceremony of SEA Games 31 on May 12.
Hanoi stadium center stage for SEA Games 31 opening ceremony

A week before the opening of SEA Games 31, hundreds of workers are finalizing construction tasks both inside and outside My Dinh Stadium.

Hanoi stadium center stage for SEA Games 31 opening ceremony

All of Stadium B will be used as a stage, while Stadium A is reserved for officials from different countries, delegates and other guests.

Hanoi stadium center stage for SEA Games 31 opening ceremony

Stadiums C and D are reserved for sports teams. Due to impacts of Covid-19, besides the 31 sports teams' members in the parade, each team could only have another 100 members sitting among the audience.

Hanoi stadium center stage for SEA Games 31 opening ceremony

Hanoi has mobilized around 2,000 officials, artists, athletes and students from 14 sports and art units to perform at the opening ceremony.

Hanoi stadium center stage for SEA Games 31 opening ceremony

The organizing committee has installed 44 projectors for visual and light performances.

Hanoi stadium center stage for SEA Games 31 opening ceremony

Workers finish details on the main stage.

Hanoi stadium center stage for SEA Games 31 opening ceremony

The grass field and football pitch are covered with plastic, steel and plate layers so performances would not affect the fields themselves.

Hanoi stadium center stage for SEA Games 31 opening ceremony

Audio and technical equipment are delivered to the stadium.

Hanoi stadium center stage for SEA Games 31 opening ceremony

The ceremonial torch would be relayed between eight athletes before the cauldron is lit.

There would be a fireworks show, lasting for 15 minutes at most, during the opening ceremony.

Hanoi stadium center stage for SEA Games 31 opening ceremony

Rehearsals will commence on May 8, 10 and 11.

The ceremony will include cultural factors from Southeast Asian countries, including Vietnam, according to the organizing committee.

 
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