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Bukit Jalil National Stadium

Located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Bukit Jalil National Stadium was built in the year 1997 and serves as the homeground of Malaysian national football team.

 

It has a capacity to accommodate more than 87,000 spectators. However, after the renovations, the capacity is expected to reach to about 110000.

 

Currently, it is the largest stadium in Southeast Asia, and ninth largest football stadium in the world. It was first opened on 11th September 1996 with the primary sport football.

 


History

 

The stadium was built with the purpose of organising the Commonwealth Games in 1998 and the building was completed on 1 January 1998 and inaugurated by Dr. Mahathir Mohamad, the fourth Prime Minister of Malaysia.

 

Since then, this venue has witnessed numerous international and national sports events like the 2001 Southeast Asian Games and the 2017 Southeast Asian Games.

 

Major Events

 

The stadium has been a venue for various events such as 1998 Commonwealth Games, 2001 Southeast Asian Games, 2001 ASEAN Para Games, Malaysia Cup finals, 2003 FA Premier League Asia Cup, 2007 AFC Asian Cup, 2007 Champions Youth Cup, 2010 AFF Championship second leg finals, Chelsea summer Tour 2011-12, Franciscan Super Cup Final 2013, 2014 AFF Championship second leg Finals, Liverpool F.C. 2nd Asia Tour 2015 and many such prestigious events.

 

Recent Matches

 

Franciscan Super Cup Finals 2013, 2014 AFF Championship second leg Finals and 2015 Liverpool FC second Asia tour and 2017 SEA Games have been some of the recent events taken place in this stadium.


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