Bukit Jalil National Stadium
The stadium during the final of 2009 Malaysia Cup.
|Former names||Stadium Negara Bukit Jalil (Proposed name)|
|Location||Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia|
|Operator||National Sports Complex|
|Malaysia national football team|
|Broke ground||1 January 1992|
|Built||1 January 1995|
|Opened||11 September 1998|
|Renovated||1 January 1996|
|Expanded||1 January 1998|
|Construction cost||RM800 Million|
National Stadium (Malay: Stadium Nasional Bukit Jalil) in Bukit Jalil, located in the National Sports Complex to the south of the capital city of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, is a 100,200 capacity all-seater multi-purpose stadium. It was officially inaugurated by the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Tun Dr. Mahathir bin Mohamad, on 1 January 1998 ahead of the 1998 Commonwealth Games and staged the Games' opening ceremony.
The stadium was built in 1 January 1997 to host the 1998 Commonwealth Games. It finished exactly a year in 1 January 1998. After the 1998 Commonwealth Games ended in September, The stadium became the Home stadium for the Malaysia national football team, replacing the Shah Alam Stadium and the Merdeka Stadium. It also served as the main stadium of the 2001 Southeast Asian Games.
The Bukit Jalil's capacity makes it the 10th largest stadium in the world and the 2nd largest football stadium in the world. It is also the largest stadium in Southeast Asia and the largest in the Southern Hemisphere. It was built by United Engineers Malaysia, Bhd, and completed three months ahead of schedule. Designed to host a multitude of events, the National Stadium is the central and most prominent sports venue at the 1.2 km² National Sports Complex in Bukit Jalil.
The stadium is considered the best stadium in Malaysia and is home of the Malaysian national football team. Initially built for the 1998 Commonwealth Games, when it hosted the opening/closing ceremonies and the athletics competitions, the stadium is now used for a variety of events, most recently being one of the venues for the AFC Asian Cup 2007. There were many other sports venues that were built for the Commonwealth Games, such as Bukit Kiara Sports Complex and the National Sports Complex, Malaysia.
Malaysia's previous national stadium was the Merdeka Stadium before the Bukit Jalil sports complex was constructed. Malaysia also uses other stadiums for their football matches such as KLFA Stadium, MBPJ Stadium and the Shah Alam Stadium.
The stadium is equipped with the following facilities:
- 68m x 105m grass pitch
- 9 laned 400m synthetic track
- 6m x 60m warming up track
- 1,500 flux floodlights
- Broadcast Studios
- Coloured Video Matrix Scoreboards
- High-tech Cathode Ray Tube Video Screen Board
National Stadium, Bukit Jalil has been host to other important events besides football matches. Notable music artists who have performed in the stadium include:
- Rain World Tour Rain's Coming, 27 January 2007.
- The Corrs on their Talk on Corners World Tour and In Blue.
- Nicholas Teo.
- A-Mei Star Tour Concert.
- Disney on Ice – The Princess Stories.
- Wang Lee Hom Music Man Tour 2009.
- Good Charlotte (MTV Event) stadium's car park.
- S.H.E 奇幻樂園吉隆坡演唱會 (Fantasy Land World Tour), 6 November 2004.
- S.H.E 愛而為一馬來西亞演唱會 (S.H.E is the One World Tour), 6 March 2010.
- Kelly Clarkson in concert All I Ever Wanted World Tour, April 2010.
- Fish Leong 梁静茹 "Today is our valentines day 今天情人节" Live in Malaysia, 13 June 2009.
- Fish Leong 梁静茹 "Love Parade 爱的大游行" Live in Malaysia, 1 October 2005.
- Usher Live in Malaysia, July 2010.
- Paramore on their Brand New Eyes World Tour, 19 October 2010.
- Franciscan Super Cup Final 2013, 23 February 2013.
- G-Dragon 1st World Tour: One Of A Kind, June 22, 2013.
- Linkin Park Living Things World Tour 2013, August 19, 2013.
- Athletics (track and field) – 1998 Commonwealth Games, 2001 Southeast Asian Games.
- Malaysia Cup final.
- Malaysian FA Cup final.
- FA Premier League Asia Cup 2003.
- 2007 Asian Cup.
- Champions Youth Cup 2007.
- Manchester United Asia Tour 2001, 2009.
- 2010 AFF Suzuki Cup Final, first leg of the finals.
- Liverpool F.C. Asia Tour 2011, 16 July.
- Chelsea 2011 summer tour of Asia.
- Arsenal 2011 Pre-Season Tour.
- List of stadiums
- List of stadiums in Malaysia
- List of Asian stadiums by capacity
- List of stadiums by capacity
- Football Association of Malaysia
- List of association football stadiums by capacity
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Stadium Nasional Bukit Jalil.|
- "National Sport Complex". kiat.net. Retrieved 2012-12-16.
- Return Journey to Kuala Lumpur Retrieved at 8 June 2014
- "Arsenal to undertake pre-season tour of Malaysia and China this July". guardian.co.uk. 24 May 2011. Retrieved 2012-12-13.
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