As one of the 12 provinces organizing competitions in the 31st SEA Games, Phu Tho province hosted Group A inthe men's football with the participation of U23 Vietnam, U23 Indonesia, U23 Philippines, U23 Myanmar and U23 Timor Leste.

In order to have the best preparation for the first time hosting a football competition, Phu Tho province prepared facilities, which included Viet Tri Stadium to host official matches.

The football field of Tam Nong and Bai Bang districts and the auxiliary training field of Viet Tri Stadium were3 training fields for the teams in Group A.

Before the official match day, conflicting information was given out that Tam Nong field did not have good grass and was not covered with green, as well as exposed the yellow ground, causing many fans in the region angry./.