Shah Alam Stadium

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Shah Alam Stadium
Stadium Shah Alam
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Shah Alam Stadium
Location Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
OwnerState Government of Selangor
OperatorDarul Ehsan Facilities Management Sdn. Bhd.
Capacity 80,372 [1]
Surface cowgrass pitch
Track
Construction
Broke ground1 January 1990
Opened16 July 1994
Construction costRM480 million
ArchitectHijjas Kasturi Associates Sdn. Bhd.
Tenants
Selangor FA
PKNS F.C. (2016–2019)

The Shah Alam Stadium (Malay: Stadium Shah Alam) is a multi-purpose stadium located in Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia. It is used mostly for football matches but also has facilities for athletics. The stadium is the home of Selangor FA, and has a capacity of 80,372. [1]

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History

This stadium is inspired by Hajduk Split stadium, Poljud in Split, Croatia (built in 1979). Construction began on 1 January 1990, and the stadium was officially opened on 16 July 1994, when Dundee United played a Selangor FA selection in the first game of an invitational tournament, drawing 1–1. The first goal at the stadium was scored by Billy McKinlay. Other teams in the tournament were Bayern Munich, Leeds United, the Australian Olympic team "Olyroos", and Flamengo (who won the tournament).

The stadium is situated in the eastern part of Shah Alam. The Shah Alam Stadium, which consists of huge six level semi-enclosed spaces, is the largest stadium in Selangor State. It was the biggest stadium in Malaysia before the completion of the National Stadium in Bukit Jalil. The frame structure is the longest free-standing arc in the world. Constructed with the latest technology, it is now a popular venue for world class sport events. The stadium was designed by a well known Malaysian Architect, Hijjaz Kasturi.

The stadium has around 5,500 car bays in parking lots surrounding the stadium. The stadium has become the major landmark in Shah Alam due to its scale and magnificent architecture. Other than sporting facilities, the stadium also has a go-kart racing circuit. Once, Universiti Teknologi MARA's (UiTM) Faculty of Performing Arts occupied a portion of the stadium as its faculty building prior to the completion of the Puncak Perdana Satellite Campus of the University.

In 2011, RM 3.4 million was spent to renovate the stadium to upgrade the lighting system, roof repairs, new grass for the pitch as well as to replace vandalised seats, improving the sound system, upgrading the dressing rooms, repainting some parts of the stadium, repairing the washrooms as well as other facilities. [2] [3]

In 2014, RM 2.4mil was spent for the second phase of upgrading works, which includes replacing more than 500 roof tiles, replacing grass on the damaged parts of the field with the seashore paspalum variety, upgrading the changing rooms and toilets, repairing the public address system and two generator sets. The cost was borne by the Selangor government.

The Shah Alam Stadium again went under renovation in 2016 which was completed and fully operational for the Malaysia Super League (MSL) match between Selangor and Kedah on 5 April.

The process of replacing the field with ‘cow grass’ including replacing the soil below the grass, which costs about RM200,000, was completed on 19 March.

The lighting system was also upgraded from 1,200 lux to 2,000 lux.

The home of the Red Giants has been temporarily closed since December 2015.

Shah Alam Stadium is currently the home stadium for Selangor FA (Red Giants) and PKNS FC who play in Malaysia's top division – the Super League (the Premier League is new-speak for the Second Division / Championship). The field size for the stadium was according to FIFA rules which is 105 x 68m.

City Karting Enterprise

In the carpark outside the stadium, City Karting Enterprise operates a kart track with all equipment available for hire. The enterprise is run by former Asian Formula 2000 Champion driver Ng Wai Leong.

The Amazing Race Asia

Shah Alam Stadium was featured in a challenge in the first leg of The Amazing Race Asia 1 where teams had to ride go-karts around the circuit. [4]

Matches

Exhibition match

On 29 July 2008, an exhibition match was played between the Malaysia Select team and Chelsea. The match ended in a 2–0 win for the English side, courtesy of goals from Nicolas Anelka and Ashley Cole. Fellow Premier League club Arsenal took on a Malaysia XI team on 13 July 2011, as part of the club's Asia Tour. [5]

2014 AFF Championship

Match between Malaysia and Vietnam during the AFF Championship in 2014. Shah Alam Stadium (inside).jpg
Match between Malaysia and Vietnam during the AFF Championship in 2014.

The semi-final match between Malaysia and Vietnam was held here on the 1st leg tie. The score ended 1–2 to away team. Safiq Rahim scores a brace from a penalty spot.

Malaysia Cup

The first Malaysia Cup Final held in the Shah Alam Stadium was on December 17, 1994 (68th edition) when Singapore FA beats Pahang FA 4–0. Goals from Abbas Saad (Hat-trick) and Fandi Ahmad became the 4th team to claim the double, FAM Dunhill Liga Perdana and FAM Dunhill Piala Malaysia after Johor in 1991, Pahang in 1992 and Kedah in 1993. Fandi Ahmad lifted the prestigious trophy in front of more than 50 000 Singapore fans that travel to the stadium. It was Singapore FA 24th Malaysia Cup title since their last triumph in 1980. The 2011-2013 and 2015-2018 editions of the Malaysia Cup was held at Shah Alam Stadium. In the 2015 Malaysia Cup, it was considered as a home advantage for Shah Alam Stadium tenants, Selangor FA. The match was also considered as a déjà vu of the 2015 Malaysia Cup. Again in 2018 Malaysia Cup final between Perak vs Terengganu has been held in this stadium. This game was a dramatic final inducing two red card for both teams, fighting and two last minute goals for Perak. Draw 3-3 after extra time and won by penalty shootout 4-1 for Perak TBG. [6] The match was becomes 'The Most Dramatic Match of Malaysia Cup Final in History'.

Recent tournament results

1997 FIFA World Youth Championship

DateTime (UTC+08)Team #1Res.Team #2RoundAttendance
16 June 199721:00Flag of Malaysia.svg  Malaysia 1–3Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco Group Stage25,000
17 June 199720:00Flag of Uruguay.svg  Uruguay 3–0Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium Group Stage2,000
19 June 199717:30Flag of Malaysia.svg  Malaysia 1–3Flag of Uruguay.svg  Uruguay Group Stage10,000
19 June 199720:00Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco 1–1Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium Group Stage8,000
22 June 199717:30Flag of Malaysia.svg  Malaysia 0–3Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium Group Stage25,000
22 June 199720:00Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco 0–0Flag of Uruguay.svg  Uruguay Group Stage25,000
25 June 199717:30Flag of Uruguay.svg  Uruguay 3–0Flag of the United States.svg  United States Round of 162,500
25 June 199720:30Flag of Ireland.svg  Republic of Ireland 2–1 (a.e.t.)Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco Round of 163,000
29 June 199717:00Flag of Uruguay.svg  Uruguay 1–1 (a.e.t.)
(7–6 pen.)
Flag of France.svg  France Quarter-finals9,000
29 June 199720:00Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 0–1Flag of Ireland.svg  Republic of Ireland Quarter-finals9,000
2 July 199720:30Flag of Uruguay.svg  Uruguay 3–2 (a.e.t.)Flag of Ghana.svg  Ghana Semi-finals15,000
5 July 199717:30Flag of Ghana.svg  Ghana 1–2Flag of Ireland.svg  Republic of Ireland Third place play-off28,000
5 July 199720:30Flag of Uruguay.svg  Uruguay 1–2Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina Final62,000

2001 Southeast Asian Games

DateTime (UTC+08)Team #1Res.Team #2RoundAttendance
13 September 2001Flag of Malaysia.svg  Malaysia 1–0Flag of Myanmar (1974-2010).svg  Myanmar Semi-finalsN/A
15 September 2001Flag of Malaysia.svg  Malaysia 0–1Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand Final matchN/A

2007 AFC U-16 Women's Championship

DateTime (UTC+08)Team #1Res.Team #2RoundAttendance
14 March 200717:00Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR 1–3Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Semi-finals80
14 March 200720:00Flag of North Korea.svg  North Korea 4–1Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea Semi-finals120

2007 AFC Asian Cup

DateTime (UTC+08)Team #1Res.Team #2RoundAttendance
18 July 200720:30Flag of Uzbekistan.svg  Uzbekistan 3–0Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR Group Stage2,200

2017 Southeast Asian Games

DateTime (UTC+08)Team #1Res.Team #2RoundAttendance
14 August 201720:45Flag of Malaysia.svg  Malaysia 2–1Flag of Brunei.svg  Brunei Group StageN/A
15 August 201716:00Flag of Indonesia.svg  Indonesia 1–1Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand Group StageN/A
16 August 201720:45Flag of Singapore.svg  Singapore 1–2Flag of Malaysia.svg  Malaysia Group StageN/A
17 August 201716:00Flag of Vietnam.svg  Vietnam 4–1Flag of Cambodia.svg  Cambodia Group StageN/A
17 August 201720:45Flag of Indonesia.svg  Indonesia 3–0Flag of the Philippines.svg  Philippines Group StageN/A
20 August 201720:45Flag of the Philippines.svg  Philippines 0–4Flag of Vietnam.svg  Vietnam Group StageN/A
21 August 201720:45Flag of Malaysia.svg  Malaysia 3–1Flag of Myanmar.svg  Myanmar Group StageN/A
23 August 201720:45Flag of Laos.svg  Laos 1–3Flag of Malaysia.svg  Malaysia Group StageN/A
24 August 201716:00Flag of Indonesia.svg  Indonesia 2–0Flag of Cambodia.svg  Cambodia Group StageN/A
26 August 201720:45Flag of Malaysia.svg  Malaysia 1–0Flag of Indonesia.svg  Indonesia Semi-finalsN/A
29 August 201720:45Flag of Malaysia.svg  Malaysia 0–1Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand Gold medal matchN/A

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