Bukit Jalil National Stadium
The stadium during the 2014 AFF Suzuki Cup Final, second leg
|Former names||Stadium National Bukit Jalil (Proposed name)|
|Location||Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia|
|Operator||National Sports Complex|
|Capacity||87,411 (official maximum capacity for football matches)|
|Broke ground||1 January 1992|
|Built||1 January 1995|
|Opened||11 September 1996|
|Renovated||1 January 1998|
|Expanded||1 January 1998|
|Construction cost||RM800 Million|
|Malaysia national football team
2008 ASEAN University Games
2006 FESPIC Games
2015 ASEAN Civil Service Games
The Bukit Jalil National Stadium (Malay: Stadium Nasional Bukit Jalil) in Bukit Jalil, located in the National Sports Complex to the south of the capital city of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, is a 87,411 capacity all-seater multi-purpose stadium. It was officially inaugurated by the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad, on 1 January 1998 ahead of the 1998 Commonwealth Games and staged the Games' opening ceremony.
The stadium was built on 1 January 1995 to host the 1998 Commonwealth Games. It finished exactly a year after on 1 January 1998. After the 1998 Commonwealth Games in September, the stadium became the home stadium for the Malaysia national football team, replacing the Shah Alam Stadium and the Merdeka Stadium. It also served as the main stadium of the 2001 Southeast Asian Games, 2008 ASEAN University Games and 2006 FESPIC Games.
Bukit Jalil National Stadium's capacity makes it the 24th largest stadium in the world and the 9th largest football stadium in the world. It is also the largest stadium in Southeast Asia. It was built by United Engineers Malaysia, Bhd and designed by Arkitek FAA. It was completed three months ahead of schedule. Designed to host a multitude of events, the National Stadium is the central and most prominent sports venue at the 1.2 km² National Sports Complex in Bukit Jalil.
The stadium is considered the best stadium in Malaysia. Initially built for the 1998 Commonwealth Games, when it hosted the opening/closing ceremonies and the athletics competitions, the stadium is now used for a variety of events, most recently being one of the venues for the AFC Asian Cup 2007. There were many other sports venues that were built for the Commonwealth Games, such as Bukit Kiara Sports Complex and the National Sports Complex, Malaysia.
Malaysia's previous national stadium was the Merdeka Stadium before the Bukit Jalil sports complex was constructed. Malaysia also uses other stadiums for their football matches such as KLFA Stadium, MBPJ Stadium and the Shah Alam Stadium.
The stadium is equipped with the following facilities:
- 68m x 105m grass pitch
- 9 laned 400m synthetic track
- 6m x 60m warming up track
- 1,500 flux floodlights
- Broadcast Studios
- Coloured Video Matrix Scoreboards
- High-tech Cathode Ray Tube Video Screen Board
National Stadium, Bukit Jalil has been host to other important events besides football matches. Notable music artists who have performed in the stadium include:
- Rain World Tour Rain's Coming, 27 January 2007.
- The Corrs on their Talk on Corners World Tour and In Blue.
- Nicholas Teo.
- A-Mei Star Tour Concert.
- Disney on Ice – The Princess Stories.
- Wang Lee Hom Music Man Tour 2009.
- Good Charlotte (MTV Event) stadium's car park.
- S.H.E 奇幻樂園吉隆坡演唱會 (Fantasy Land World Tour), 6 November 2004.
- S.H.E 愛而為一馬來西亞演唱會 (S.H.E is the One World Tour), 6 March 2010.
- Kelly Clarkson in concert All I Ever Wanted World Tour, April 2010.
- Fish Leong 梁静茹 "Today is our valentines day 今天情人节" Live in Malaysia, 13 June 2009.
- Fish Leong 梁静茹 "Love Parade 爱的大游行" Live in Malaysia, 1 October 2005.
- Usher Live in Malaysia, July 2010.
- Paramore on their Brand New Eyes World Tour, 19 October 2010.
- Franciscan Super Cup Final 2013, 23 February 2013.
- G-Dragon 1st World Tour: One Of A Kind, 22 June 2013.
- Linkin Park Living Things World Tour 2013, 19 August 2013.
- Athletics (track and field) – 1998 Commonwealth Games, 2001 Southeast Asian Games, 2008 ASEAN University Games, 2015 ASEAN Civil Service Games.
- Malaysia Cup final.
- Malaysian FA Cup final.
- FA Premier League Asia Cup 2003.
- 2007 Asian Cup.
- Champions Youth Cup 2007.
- Manchester United Asia Tour 2001, 2009.
- 2010 AFF Suzuki Cup Final, first leg of the finals.
- Liverpool F.C. Asia Tour 2011, 16 July.
- Chelsea 2011 summer tour of Asia.
- Arsenal 2011, 2012. Pre-Season Asia Tour.
- 2014 AFF Suzuki Cup Final, second leg
- Liverpool F.C. 2nd Asia Tour 2015,24 July
- List of stadiums
- List of stadiums in Malaysia
- List of Asian stadiums by capacity
- List of stadiums by capacity
- Football Association of Malaysia
- List of association football stadiums by capacity
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Stadium Nasional Bukit Jalil.|
- "National Sport Complex". kiat.net. Retrieved 16 December 2012.
- Return Journey to Kuala Lumpur Retrieved at 8 June 2014
- "Arsenal to undertake pre-season tour of Malaysia and China this July". guardian.co.uk. 24 May 2011. Retrieved 13 December 2012.
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