Petaling Jaya Stadium

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Petaling Jaya Stadium
Stadium MBPJ Petaling Jaya Malaysia.jpeg
Former names MPPJ Stadium
Location Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Owner Petaling Jaya City Council
Operator Petaling Jaya City Council
Capacity 25,000 (Football)
Surface Grass pitch
Track
Construction
Opened 1996; 21 years ago (1996)
Renovated 2004; 13 years ago (2004)
Tenants
PJ Rangers, MISC-MIFA

The Petaling Jaya Stadium or MBPJ Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in the suburb of Kelana Jaya in Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.[1] The stadium was opened in 1996 and has a capacity of 25,000.[2] It was built in time for the 1998 Commonwealth Games, and hosted the Games' rugby union matches.

Currently, the stadium mostly being used for football matches. Current tenant for the stadium are Petaling Jaya Rangers (PJ Rangers) and MISC-MIFA.

History[edit]

Petaling Jaya Stadium was opened in 1996 and has a capacity of 25,000.[2] 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 Selangor MPPJ, the first football club in Malaysian football competition to win the Malaysia Cup until its demise in August 2006.[3][4] 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.[5]

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.[6]

In February 2014, the stadium was also used for the Sasuke Asean Open Cup 2014.[7][8][9] The winners were Team USA in 1st Place, 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 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.[10][11]

In December 2016, PJ Rangers has announced to adopt the stadium as their home ground for the 2017 season onwards.[12] The City Council has approved PJ Rangers and MISC-MIFA of stadium tenancy for 2017 season.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://etempahan.mbpj.gov.my/eTempahan/public/locationInfo.htm?type=of&cat=stadium/dataran&fid=121 Stadium MBPJ Petaling Jaya
  2. ^ a b http://www.worldofstadiums.com/asia/malaysia/stadium-petaling-jaya/
  3. ^ 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
  4. ^ http://www.fourfourtwo.com/my/features/untold-stories-southeast-asian-clubs-selangor-mppj Untold Stories, Southeast Asian Clubs: Selangor MPPJ
  5. ^ (Malay)LAPORAN TAHUNAN MAJLIS BANDARAYA PETALING JAYA 2007 - Yearly Report Petaling Jaya City Council 2007.
  6. ^ Asia's Next Top Model (cycle 2)#Episode 4: The Girl That Embraces Change
  7. ^ http://www.mudandadventure.com/event/sasuke-asean-open-cup-2014-malaysia/ Sasuke ASEAN Open Cup 2014 (Malaysia)
  8. ^ http://rage.com.my/stretching-the-limits/ Stretching the limits
  9. ^ http://www.tbscontents.com/en/news/SASUKE%20holds%20its%20first%20international%20competition!? SASUKE holds its first international competition!
  10. ^ 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
  11. ^ 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
  12. ^ 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

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