Gelora Sriwijaya Stadium

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Gelora Sriwijaya Stadium
Jakabaring
Gelora Sriwijaya Stadium Tribune.jpg
Full name Stadion Gelora Sriwijaya or Stadion Jakabaring
Former names Jakabaring Stadium
Location Jl. Gubernur HA Bastari, Jakabaring, Palembang, South Sumatra, Indonesia
Coordinates 3°01′17″S 104°47′21″E / 3.021400°S 104.789200°E / -3.021400; 104.789200Coordinates: 3°01′17″S 104°47′21″E / 3.021400°S 104.789200°E / -3.021400; 104.789200
Built 2001
Opened 2004
Owner Government of the South Sumatra Province
Operator Sriwijaya F.C.
Surface Buffalo Grass
Capacity 36,000
Tenants
Sriwijaya F.C.

Gelora Sriwijaya Stadium also known as Jakabaring Stadium, is a multi-purpose stadium located in Jakabaring Sport City complex in Palembang, South Sumatra, Indonesia. It is currently used mostly for football matches. The stadium holds 36,000 spectators.[1][2] The construction begin in 2001 and finished in 2004 to host the Palembang 2004 National Games. It is the fourth largest stadium in Indonesia, after Gelora Bung Karno in Jakarta, Palaran Stadium in Samarinda and Gelora Bung Tomo Stadium in Surabaya.[3] The stadium initially named as Jakabaring stadium after the location of the stadium in southern outskirt of Palembang. However later the stadium was renamed "Gelora Sriwijaya", to honor and celebrate the 7th—13th century Indonesian empire of Srivijaya.

Design[edit]

The fireworks after the torch lighting marked the beginning of 2011 Southeast Asian Games in the stadium, 11-11-2011.
Gelora Sriwijaya Stadium

The capacity of this stadium is 36,000 spectators, with four tribune (A, B, C, and D) around the main field. The size of main soccer field is 68 x 105 metres, surrounded by eight lanes athletics track and field with red gravel surface. The main tribune on west and east side (A and B) is covered with two large steel arch. Two bulbous blue roofs supported by these arches took form of the sail of the ship, symbolizes Srivijaya as the maritime empire.[4] On the main outer wall on west and east side adorned with songket textile motifs as the cultural identity of Palembang. The main score screen is located on southern tribune (tribune D), while the fire cauldron is located in southern side of the main field between the soccer field and athletic tracks. This stadium also contains three standard squash field.

Sport events[edit]

International[edit]

For the 2011 SEA Games XXVI in November 2011, the main stadium will be used together with 7 refurbishment venues in and outside around the stadium for roller skating, wall climbing, water skiing, beach volleyball, pentaque, baseball and softball.[5]

National[edit]

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