The 2018 Asian Games, which will be the 18th edition of the multi-sport event is scheduled to take place from 18th August to 2nd September. Also known as the Jakarta Palembang 2018, it is for the first time that Asian Games are being co-hosted in two cities – the Indonesian capital, Jakarta and the capital of the South Sumatra province, Palembang. The opening and closing ceremonies are to be held at the Gelora Bung Karno Main Stadium in Jakarta.
The Asian Games 2018 venue clusters have previously organized several major multi-sports events, including the 2011 Southeast Asian Games for 4,000 athletes from 11 National Olympic Committees. There are two exhibition centres hosting around 13 indoor sports events. Facilities have been laid down in the capital city of Jakarta and Palembang in four different clusters (three in Jakarta and one in Palembang). It has been reported that 15 arenas for matches and 11 training arenas in West Java and Banten (sharing border with Jakarta) will be used for execution of the Games. In aggregate, there will be 80 venues for competitions and training.
The centerpiece, Gelora Bung Karno Stadium, inaugurated on January 14 by Indonesian President Joko Widodo prior to the country’s men's football friendly against Iceland, will alone be hosting 13 sporting events, including athletics. The complex also has facilities for aquatics, archery, badminton, baseball and softball, basketball, hockey, squash and tennis.
The sporting events to be taking place at Gelora Bung Karno Sports Complex are-
|Gelora Bung Karno Stadium||Opening and closing ceremonies, Athletics||76,127|
|Aquatic Center||Aquatics (diving, swimming, artistic swimming, water polo)||8,630|
|Tennis (outdoor)||3×3 basketball||5,000|
|Hockey Field||Field hockey||350|
|Rugby Field||Rugby sevens|
|Jakarta Convention Center||Fencing ,Judo, Karate, Martial Arts (Jujitsu, Wrestling, Kurash and Sambo), Taekwondo||Temporary Venue|
Jakarta's suburbs are set to play host to seven sports, including canoeing, mountain biking, road cycling, men's football, modern pentathlon and paragliding.
The Pakansari Stadium in Cibinong, the Stadion Wibawa Mukti in Cikarang, the Patriot Chandrabhaga Stadium in Bekasi and the Jalak Harupat Soreang Stadium in Bandung will be seen hosting the men's football. Road cycling will be staged from Jalan Raya Subang to Bandung Barat, while mountain biking will be held on Khe Bunhill in Subang.
Arthayasa Stables and Country Club in Depok will be hosting the modern pentathlon while Paragliding and canoeing will take place at Gunung Mas Agro Tourism amusement park in Bogor and at Bendungan Rentang dam in Majalengka, respectively.
The 2018 Asian Games venue list in Jakarta includes the following -
|Jakarta International Velodrome||Cycling (track)||4,000||Rawamangun, East Jakarta|
|Rawamangun Baseball Field||Baseball||Rawamangun, East Jakarta|
|Jakarta International Equestrian Park||Equestrian||920||Pulomas, East Jakarta|
|Pulomas International BMX Center||Cycling (BMX)||Pulomas, East Jakarta|
|Ancol Beach Marina||Sailing, Jet Ski||Ancol, North Jakarta|
|Pencak Silat Hall||Pencak silat||Taman Mini Indonesia Indah, East Jakarta|
|Theater Garuda||Kabaddi||1,500||Taman Mini Indonesia Indah, East Jakarta|
|Jakarta International Expo||Boxing, Contract Bridge, Gymnastics, Wushu, Table Tennis, Weightlighting||Temporary Venue||Kemayoran, Central Jakarta|
|Pondok Indah Golf Course||Golf||Pondok Indah, South Jakarta|
|POPKI Sport Hall||Handball||Cibubur, East Jakarta|
|Bulungan Sport Hall||Volleyball||Bulungan, South Jakarta|
Palembang will play host to 10 sporting events comprising of beach volleyball, bowling, canoe sprint, women's football, roller sports, rowing, sepak takraw, shooting, sport climbing, tennis and soft tennis, and triathlon. Women’s football matches will be held combinedly at Gelora Sriwijaya Stadium and the Bumi Sriwijaya Stadium. The Gelora Sriwijaya Stadium is based in the Jakabaring Sport City (JSC) along with all other venues in the cluster. The JSC Lake will organize canoe sprint and rowing, while triathlon will take place there and in the neighbouring area.
Beach volleyball, bowling, roller sports, shooting and sport climbing will be hosted by the JSC Beachball Arena, JSC Bowling Center, JSC Roller Skate Track, JSC Shooting Range and JSC Sport Climbing Stadium, respectively while Sepak Takraw will take place at the JSC Ranau Stadium.
|Gelora Sriwijaya Stadium||Women's football||27,000||Jakabaring Sports City|
|Tennis Court||Tennis, Soft tennis||Jakabaring Sports City|
|Jakabaring Lake||Canoeing (sprint and traditional boat race), Rowing, Triathlon||Jakabaring Sports City|
|Ranau Sport Hall||Sepak takraw||2,000||Jakabaring Sports City|
|Jakabaring Bowling Center||Bowling||300||Jakabaring Sports City|
|Sport Climbing Arena||Sports climbing||Jakabaring Sports City|
|Beach Volley Arena||Beach volleyball||Jakabaring Sports City|
|Shooting Range||Shooting||Jakabaring Sports City|
|Roller Sports Arena||Roller sports||Jakabaring Sports City|
|Bumi Sriwijaya Stadium||Women's football||7,000||Palembang|
|Jalak Harupat Stadium||Men's football||27,000||Bandung Regency|
|Pakansari Stadium||Men's football||30,000||Bogor|
|Patriot Stadium||Men's football||30,000||Bekasi|
|Wibawa Mukti Stadium||Men's football||28,778||Cikarang, Bekasi Regency|
|Gunung Mas||Paragliding||-||Puncak, Bogor Regency|
|APM Equestrian School||Modern pentathlon||-||Tigaraksa, Tangerang Regency|
|Streets of Subang||Cycling (MTB and road race)||-||Subang Regency|
|Bendung Rentang||Canoeing (slalom)||-||Majalengka Regency|
The Asian Games village is the new complex built at Kemayoran, Jakarta, in the area of 10 hectares of land, with around 7424 apartments spread across 10 towers. It has been reported that the total accommodation capacity of 22,272 surpasses the International Olympic Committee standards, which requires Olympics hosts to provide rooms for 14,000 athletes. Meanwhile, the athletes' village at the Jakabaring Sport City at Palembang will be seen housing 3000 athletes and officials.