Petaling Jaya Stadium

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Majlis Bandaraya Petaling Jaya Stadium
Petaling Jaya Stadium. 2019-12-12 18-36-16.jpg
Former namesMPPJ Stadium,
LocationPetaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
OwnerPetaling Jaya City Council
OperatorPetaling Jaya City Council
Capacity25,000 (football)
SurfaceGrass pitch
Track
Construction
Opened1996; 26 years ago (1996)
Renovated2004; 18 years ago (2004)
Tenants
MPPJ Selangor (1996-2006)
PKNS F.C. (2004-2015)
Petaling Jaya Rangers (2011-present)
Petaling Jaya City F.C. (2014-present)
Selangor F.C. (2021-present)
Malaysia

The Petaling Jaya Stadium , commonly referred to as MBPJ Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium and home for Petaling Jaya City F.C. together with Selangor F.C.[1][2] in the suburb of Kelana Jaya in Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.[3] The stadium was opened in 1996 and has a capacity of 25,000. It was built in time for the 1998 Commonwealth Games, and hosted the Games' rugby union matches.

The stadium mostly being used for local football matches. Current tenant for the stadium are Petaling Jaya City F.C., Selangor F.C., Petaling Jaya Rangers and MISC-MIFA.

History[edit]

Petaling Jaya Stadium was opened in 1996 and has a capacity of 25,000. It was built in time for the 1998 Commonwealth Games, and hosted the Games' rugby union matches.

The stadium previously served as the home stadium to MPPJ FC, the first football club in Malaysian football competition to win the Malaysia Cup until its quietus in August 2006.[4][5] After that, the stadium mostly being used for various local event including local school events, such as Sports Day, private event, concert and others. The stadium also being used for Malaysia local rugby union competition.

The stadium was called MPPJ Stadium and then as MBPJ Stadium after Petaling Jaya has been granted to become a city status and later on has been known as Petaling Jaya Stadium.[6]

In 2011, the stadium has been used as the start and finish line of the 2011 Petaling Jaya Half-Marathon.

In 2013, popular model reality show Asia's Next Top Model filmed its Cycle 2 Episode 4 at the MBPJ Stadium.[7]

In February 2014, the stadium was also used for the Sasuke Asean Open Cup 2014.[8][9][10] Team USA won it, Team Japan in 2nd place and Team Malaysia in 3rd place.

In first quarter of 2014, this stadium has also been used as home venue for Selangor F.C. whilst Shah Alam Stadium undergoes maintenance for pitch replacement.

In June 2014, the stadium undergoes renovation to improve its facilities after has been neglected for a long time.[11][12]

In December 2016, PJ Rangers has announced to adopt the stadium as their home ground for the 2017 season onwards.[13] The City Council has approved PJ Rangers and MISC-MIFA of stadium tenancy for 2017 season.

The stadium was used for the 2018 AFC U-16 Championship.

In early 2020 regarding the home of the Red Giants Selangor F.C., Shah Alam Stadium has temporaly closure for whole 3 years major renovation and rebuild work,[14][15] Selangor F.C. play at MBPJ Stadium as an interim home ground since 2021 season until present.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Selangor mungkin 'kempunan' main di Stadium Shah Alam". bharian.com.my. Retrieved 8 February 2020.
  2. ^ "Stadium Shah Alam berwajah baharu musim depan". hmetro.com.my. Retrieved 22 August 2021.
  3. ^ http://etempahan.mbpj.gov.my/eTempahan/public/locationInfo.htm?type=of&cat=stadium/dataran&fid=121 Stadium MBPJ Petaling Jaya
  4. ^ http://www.thestar.com.my/sport/other-sport/2006/09/15/mppj-fined-and-banned-for-pulling-out-of-super-league/ MPPJ fined and banned for pulling out of Super League
  5. ^ http://www.fourfourtwo.com/my/features/untold-stories-southeast-asian-clubs-selangor-mppj Untold Stories, Southeast Asian Clubs: Selangor MPPJ
  6. ^ (in Malay)LAPORAN TAHUNAN MAJLIS BANDARAYA PETALING JAYA 2007 - Yearly Report Petaling Jaya City Council 2007.
  7. ^ Asia's Next Top Model (cycle 2)#Episode 4: The Girl That Embraces Change
  8. ^ http://www.mudandadventure.com/event/sasuke-asean-open-cup-2014-malaysia/ Sasuke ASEAN Open Cup 2014 (Malaysia)
  9. ^ http://rage.com.my/stretching-the-limits/ Stretching the limits
  10. ^ http://www.tbscontents.com/en/news/SASUKE%20holds%20its%20first%20international%20competition!? SASUKE holds its first international competition!
  11. ^ http://www.thestar.com.my/news/community/2014/06/05/in-a-deplorable-state-two-stadiums-and-one-sports-complex-in-pj-in-need-of-upgrade/ Two stadiums and one sports complex in PJ in need of upgrade
  12. ^ http://www.thestar.com.my/news/community/2014/06/05/pj-stadium-to-undergo-upgrading-works-in-august/ PJ Stadium to undergo upgrading works in August
  13. ^ http://www.thestar.com.my/sport/football/2016/12/07/airasia-fc-change-name-to-petaling-jaya-rangers/ AirAsia FC change name to Petaling Jaya Rangers
  14. ^ "Selangor mungkin 'kempunan' main di Stadium Shah Alam". bharian.com.my. Retrieved 8 February 2020.
  15. ^ "Stadium Shah Alam berwajah baharu musim depan". hmetro.com.my. Retrieved 22 August 2021.

Coordinates: 3°05′55″N 101°35′38″E / 3.098709°N 101.593768°E / 3.098709; 101.593768