Sarawak Stadium

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Sarawak Stadium
Stadium Scene.JPG
Location Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
Owner Sarawak State Government
Operator Perbadanan Stadium Negeri Sarawak
Capacity 40,000[1]
Surface Grass
105m x 68 m
Construction
Broke ground 1995
Opened 17 June 1997[3]
Construction cost MYR 120 million[2]
Tenants
Sarawak FA

Sarawak Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in Kuching, Malaysia. It is currently used mostly for football matches. The stadium has a capacity of 40,000 spectators.

History[edit]

It was built in 1995 for the 1997 FIFA World Youth Championship. The stadium is adjacent to the old stadium, the Sarawak State Stadium (Stadium Negeri) that was previously used to stage various tournaments and championship.

The stadium is the home of Sarawak FA, a Malaysian Premier League football team.

Facilities[edit]

The stadium was completed on April 1997, and is one of Asia's world-class stadiums. It consists of 4 levels, with an electronic multimedia scoreboard, manila grass football field with patented drainage and synthetic running track.

The stadium is also equipped with:

  • VIP driveway
  • 320 parking lots
  • stadium office
  • gymnasiums
  • changing and massage rooms
  • workshops
  • canteen
  • security control centre
  • dope testing area
  • medical clinics
  • saunas
  • prayer rooms
  • facilities for the disabled and VVIPs.

Notable Matches[edit]

References[edit]

Coordinates: 1°35′19″N 110°21′37″E / 1.588544°N 110.360187°E / 1.588544; 110.360187