Axiata Arena

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Axiata Arena
Axiata Arena 2017 Sea Games.jpg
LocationBukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia
Coordinates3°3′16.8″N 101°41′28.2″E / 3.054667°N 101.691167°E / 3.054667; 101.691167
Public transit SP17  Bukit Jalil LRT station
OwnerMalaysian Government
Capacity14,425[1]
Field size69 × 25 meter[2]
Opened1998
Tenants
ASEAN Para Games (Para Games) (2001, 2009, 2017)
Malaysia Open (Badminton)
Commonwealth Games (Gymnastics) (1998)
Disney on Ice
WWE (Professional wrestling) (2002, 2014)
Thomas Cup (Badminton) (2000, 2010)
BWF World Championships (Badminton) (2007)
Malaysian Open (tennis) (2009–2015)
(ANZ Championship) Netball (2012–2015)
2013 Asian Youth Para Games

Putra Indoor Stadium (Malay: Stadium Putra), currently named as Axiata Arena for sponsorship reasons, is an indoor arena in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Background[edit]

The stadium is located in the premise of the National Sports Complex of Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It is one of several sports facilities in the National Sports Complex which includes the main stadium, Bukit Jalil National Stadium, National Hockey Stadium, National Squash Centre, and National Aquatic Centre and also a Seri Putra Hall

The arena has the highest seating capacity of any indoor venue in Malaysia with a maximum capacity of 14,425 seats. [1][2] The stadium has 3 main doors which lead to a rectangular arena 69 × 25 meters large, which can adapt to different sports formats like boxing, badminton, basketball, volleyball, table tennis, judo, handball, wrestling, gymnastics and football. The stadium is also fully customisable for concerts and seminars during both day and night due to its opaque roof.

History[edit]

On 15 August 2009, The Former Malaysia's Prime Minister Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi opened the 2009 ASEAN Para Games in Putra Indoor Stadium. Closing ceremonies on 19 August 2009 were also attended by the Youth and Sports Minister of Malaysia. The main venue for the gymnastics competitions during Kuala Lumpur 1998 Commonwealth Games, this was also the venue for sport and entertainment events such as World Equestrian games, Disney's on Ice and more.

On 31 August 2010, Putra Indoor Stadium hosted the Hari Merdeka celebrations. This was in view of the ongoing Ramadhan season. It was also the first time that the Hari Merdeka celebration was held indoors. The celebration will be attended the Yang Di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia, the Prime Minister of Malaysia and also Cabinet members.

Axiata Arena[edit]

The Axiata Arena in LED colours

On 16 January 2017 Putra Stadium has been rebranded as Axiata Arena in an effort towards building a sporting nation.[4] This is the Malaysia's first corporate name stadium in partnership between Axiata Group Berhad and Perbadanan Stadium Malaysia (PSM). Axiata Arena will be the land mark for the redevelopment of Bukit Jalil Sports Complex which will be known as KL Sports City (KLSC).

Notable events[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Putra Indoor Stadium is now 'Axiata Arena'". New Straits Times. 16 January 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Putra Stadium Now Renamed Axiata Arena". Retrieved 2 July 2018.
  3. ^ "Putra Indoor Stadium is now 'Axiata Arena'". Retrieved 6 November 2017.
  4. ^ "Putra Indoor Stadium Rebranded as Axiata Arena". Astro Awani. January 16, 2017. Retrieved August 18, 2017.
  5. ^ Chaw, Kenneth (26 June 2018). "Boyzone to stage final show in Malaysia in August". Star2.com.
  6. ^ "Russian team Virtus Pro win KL Dota 2 Major, RM1.47 million prize". New Straits Times. 19 November 2018.
  7. ^ Chua, Dennis (15 February 2019). "#Showbiz: Altimet's last show (Weekend Date)". New Straits Times.
  8. ^ Lee, Joe (18 March 2019). "Waiting game for Siti Nurhaliza's London concert". Malay Mail.
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Coordinates: 3°03′13″N 101°41′37″E / 3.053735°N 101.693555°E / 3.053735; 101.693555