Gelora Bandung Lautan Api Stadium
Gelora Bandung Lautan Api Stadium under construction in 2013
|Location||Gedebage, Bandung, West Java|
|Owner||Bandung City Government|
|Operator||PT.Persib Bandung Bermartabat|
|Broke ground||October 2009|
|Construction cost||$40 Million|
|Persib Bandung (2016–)|
Gelora Bandung Lautan Api Stadium, previously known as Gedebage Stadium is a sports stadium used mostly for association football matches and also for athletics, located in Gedebage District, Bandung, West Java, Indonesia. The stadium is the home base of Persib Bandung, the most popular Asian club according to the Asian Football Confederation, with over 9.5 million Facebook fans.
The initial agreement between the provincial government had MoU with Bandung City Government in 2008, with agreed proportion of 60% funding from the provincial government. Therefore, the stadium will be a owned by the provincial government . In recent developments, with the MoU signed December 27, 2009, the whole funding is from the city government and Gedebage Stadium will be owned by the city government. However, West Java provincial government will help via the financial aid budget (Bankeu) for 3 years.
The stadium's design adheres to the international standards for stadium design. The grass used is Zoysia matrella (Linn) Merr which is of FIFA standard class. The stadium is equipped with; a football pitch, athletics track, offices, big screen and fireproof seats from Ferco Seating. The stadium is completed with 38,000 individual seats. The stadium has four storey with an area of 72,000 square meters, combined with other supporting facilities with total of 40 hectares. It also has a total of 766 toilets, a VIP box with bulletproof glass, and a helicopter pad.