Hồng Lĩnh Hà Tĩnh FC
Name of Ground : Sân vận động Hà Tĩnh
Capacity : 20,000 (20,000 seats)
Address : Nguyễn Biểu, Nam Hà, Hà Tĩnh, Việt Nam
The history of the club is indeed a brief one, dating back to 2015 when the club was formed as Hà Nội B F.C. The club squad is mainly composed of young players from parent V-League 1 club Hà Nội FC. This could prove interesting for the 2020 Season. Hồng Lĩnh Hà Tĩnh FC is now one of 6 clubs participating in V-League 1. A fact that is not lost on the other teams who accuse the owning family of collusion between each other ensuring one of the Hà Nội Six win the league. However, for whatever reason, the VPF and VFF refuse to address the issue.
2015 and the club comes into being as Hà Nội B giving the club's youngsters a platform to gain valuable experience. In their first season the club wins promotion from the Fourth Tier of Vietnamese football.
2016 the club finishes the season by failing to progress from the Group Stages.
2017 Promotion to V-League 2 is ensured when the team finishes 2nd.
2018 The club finishes 2nd in V-League 2 but lose the Relegation-Promotion Play Off 3-5 on penalties to Nam Định.
2019 The club moves to its new location in Hà Tĩnh and changes its name to Hồng Lĩnh Hà Tĩnh FC. Ownership also passes to a relative of Nguyễn Quốc Hải (owner of Hà Nội FC) to bypass the rules of owning more than one club in the same league. Remarkedly, using a squad of Hà Nội FC players, the team wins promotion to V-League 1.
How to Get to the SVĐ Hà Tĩnh
The distance between HCM and Hà Tĩnh is 1,368 km making the journey an extremely long one in terms of road or rail transport.
Plane - There are no flights between HCM and Hà Tĩnh. The closest airport is Vinh International Airport with flying time approximately 1 hour. All the major airlines fly here. There are now direct buses from the airport to Hà Tĩnh city centre which can be found outside of the arrivals hall. The trip will take approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes. The distance is approximately 60km. Cost is about đ100k.
Train - There are five direct trains between HCM and Hương Phố Train Station. Trains to Hà Tĩnh take approximately 26 hours. Trains leave from Sài Gòn Railway Station which is located in District 3 and arrive at Nam Định Station which is at Khối 12, Thị trấn Hương Khê, Tỉnh Hà Tĩnh. Please note that although this is the closest train station to the stadium, it is still almost 48km away. Due to the journey time, plan ahead if you decide to take this option. Ticket prices vary depending on train and accommodation option but expect to pay at least đ900,000 for a one-way ticket.
The train options are as follows:
SE2 Depart HCM 21:55 Arrive Hà Tĩnh 22:15 (Next Day)
SE4 Depart HCM 19:25 Arrive Hà Tĩnh 21:16 (Next Day)
SE6 Depart HCM 08:45 Arrive Hà Tĩnh 11:16 (Next Day)
SE8 Depart HCM 06:00 Arrive Hà Tĩnh 08:14 (Next Day)
SE10 Depart HCM 14:30 Arrive Hà Tĩnh 19:06 (Next Day)
Details and bookings can be made from the Vietnam Railways Website by following this link.
Bus - There are a selection of direct coach services between HCM and Hà Tĩnh. One operator is Hoàng Long Asia. Details and bookings can be made by following this link. Coaches leave Miền Đông Station which is located at : 292 Đinh Bộ Lĩnh, Phường 26, Quận Bình Thạnh and arrive into Hà Tĩnh at the following address, Ham Nghi street, Thach Dai commune, Thach Ha district, Ha Tinh. The journey takes approximately 28 hours so is best avoided unless you like buses. The cost can vary but expect to pay around the đ580-600k mark.
Supporters Club - Due to the distances involved, it is very unlikely that the Supporters Club will be running any buses to this venue. However, any details can be found on their facebook page by following this link. Details will also be posted here when (if) available.