The Sarawak Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium located in Sarawak, Malaysia. The stadium with a capacity of 40,000 is home to Malaysian football club Sarawak FA. It is located next to the Negeri Stadium and is one of the modern stadiums of Malaysia.
The construction for the stadium began in 1995 to host the 1997 FIFA Youth Championships. It took two years to be completed and features an athletic track around the stadium as well. The stadium is built to host multiple sports even though it was primarily built for football.
Built on a budget of 120 million Malaysian ringgit, it was funded entirely by the state government. Along with Negeri Stadium, the Sarawak Stadium hosts most of the local teams’ matches and are the main hub of city’s sports center.
The stadium hosted the 1997 FIFA Youth Championships, which was won by Argentina with a 2-1 win over neighbours Uruguay.
The quarter-finals of the 1999 Asian Cup between Sarawak FA and Kashima Antlers of Japan was hosted at Sarawak Stadium.
The Sarawak Stadium hosted the 2007 Champions Youth Cup which saw the national youth side take on academies from famous European clubs as Chelsea, Bayern Munich and PSV Eindhoven in friendly matches.
It was also venue for the recent 18th Malaysia Games (SUKMA) and 18th Malaysian Paralympic Games held from July to August 2016.
It was the venue for the recently concluded 31st Malaysian International Open Masters Athletics Championships 2017 held from 22 -23 July 2017. The registered attendance was over some 1000 athletes from 7 countries.
Sarawak Stadium hosts many games in the Malaysian Super League and also hosts the famous Malaysian Cup.
The most recent match to be played here was Malaysian Super League match between Sarawak FA and T Team, which resulted in a 0-0 draw.
The Sukan Sarawak 2017 games were held at Sarawak Stadium Sports Complex in Petra Jaya, Kuching from 14 - 17 December 2017. The event features 14 different games comprising of athletics, aquatics and team sports. It also includes games for special athletes.