Gelora Sriwijaya Stadium
|Gelora Sriwijaya Stadium|
|Full name||Stadion Gelora Sriwijaya or Stadion Jakabaring|
|Former names||Jakabaring Stadium|
|Location||Jl. Gubernur HA Bastari, Jakabaring, Palembang, South Sumatra, Indonesia|
|Owner||Government of the South Sumatra Province|
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. 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. 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.
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. 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.
- 2005 AFF U-20 Youth Championship
- 2007 AFC Asian Cup for Group D matches between Saudi Arabia vs Bahrain (Saudi's won 4-0) and Third Place Play-Off between Japan vs South Korea (South Korea's won 6-5 pass through p.s after 0-0 scored in normal and extra-time match)
- Sriwijaya F.C.'s home ground for the 2009 AFC Champions League
- 2010 AFF Suzuki Cup Finals co-venue in Indonesia (substituting Jalak Harupat Soreang Stadium).
- 2011 Southeast Asian Games main venue.
- 2013 Islamic Solidarity Games main venue.
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.
- 2004 National Games or also called Pekan Olahraga Nasional in Indonesian (acronym PON) for opening and closing along for football matches (2004).