Axiata Arena

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Axiata Arena
Axiata Arena, Bukit Jalil front (220713).jpg
LocationBukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur
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
OperatorKL Sports City
Capacity16,000 (sports)[1]
11,000 (concert)
Field size69 × 25 meter[3]
ScoreboardLED Panel by Samsung[4]
Malaysia Open
Malaysia Masters
Malaysian Open (2009–2015)
ANZ Championship (2012–2015)
Interior of the arena

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


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 16,000 seats.[1][3] 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 and gymnastics. The stadium is also fully customisable for concerts during both day and night due to its opaque roof and can attract up to 11,000 audiences.


On 15 August 2009, 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 Independence Day Parade. This was in view of the ongoing Ramadhan season. It was also the first time the Independence Day Parade was held indoors. The celebration was attended by the Yang Di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia, the Prime Minister of Malaysia and also cabinet members.

Rebranded as Axiata Arena[edit]

On 16 January 2017 Putra Stadium has been rebranded as Axiata Arena in an effort towards building a sporting nation.[5] This is Malaysia's first corporate name stadium in partnership between Axiata Group Berhad and Perbadanan Stadium Malaysia (PSM). Axiata Arena will be the landmark for the redevelopment of Bukit Jalil Sports Complex which will be known as KL Sports City (KLSC).

During the COVID-19 vaccination period in Malaysia, Axiata Arena is used as a large-scale vaccination center in Klang Valley to vaccinate the residents of Kuala Lumpur and Selangor area.[6]

Notable events[edit]


  1. ^ a b "13,847 tickets will be available for boxing fans worldwide at the 16,000 capacity in Axiata Arena". Malay Mail. 8 June 2018.
  2. ^ "Putra Indoor Stadium is now 'Axiata Arena'". Retrieved 6 November 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Putra Stadium Now Renamed Axiata Arena". Retrieved 2 July 2018.
  4. ^ "Axiata Arena [Perbadanan Stadium Malaysia]". 2017.
  5. ^ "Putra Indoor Stadium Rebranded as Axiata Arena". Astro Awani. 16 January 2017. Retrieved 18 August 2017.
  6. ^ "Smooth sailing as two mega Covid-19 vaccination centres in Kuala Lumpur open". The Straits Times. 7 June 2021. Retrieved 22 June 2021.
  7. ^ "Bruno Mars Brings '24K Magic World Tour' to Asia: See Dates". Billboard. 5 February 2018.
  8. ^ Chaw, Kenneth (26 June 2018). "Boyzone to stage final show in Malaysia in August".
  9. ^ "Russian team Virtus Pro win KL Dota 2 Major, RM1.47 million prize". New Straits Times. 19 November 2018.
  10. ^ Chua, Dennis (15 February 2019). "#Showbiz: Altimet's last show (Weekend Date)". New Straits Times.
  11. ^ Lee, Joe (18 March 2019). "Waiting game for Siti Nurhaliza's London concert". Malay Mail.
  12. ^ "Twicelights: TWICE Kuala Lumpur Concert Venue Announced". 1 May 2019.
  13. ^ "Shawn Mendes To Tour 7 Asian Countries Including Malaysia & Singapore!". 23 April 2019.
  14. ^ "Philippine teams to compete in the first ever Mobile Legends: Bang Bang World Championship 2019". ABS-CBN Sports. 11 November 2019. Retrieved 16 November 2019.

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Coordinates: 3°03′13″N 101°41′37″E / 3.053735°N 101.693555°E / 3.053735; 101.693555