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AFC Stadium – design description
How did plans to build a new stadium in Putrajaya come about?
In July 2019, during congress of the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) a decision to build a new headquarters for the association was made. The venue was about to be built in Putrajaya, Malaysia's new administrative center, right next to the new base of Southeast Asian Football Federation (AFF) and Putrajaya International Convention Centre.
Shortly after, in August 2019, it was reported that a football stadium is planned to be built right next to the new headquarters of the national football association. An entire complex, known as Football City, will be built in the area, which will also include a national training center. Construction of FAM headquarters began in January 2022.
When did the construction of the new stadium in Putrajaya begin?
Construction of the new stadium involved the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), as well as FIFA, which supported construction with funding from FIFA Forward program. Construction opening ceremony for the new stadium took place on October 17, 2022, with the attendance of presidents of AFC (Salman bin Ibrahim Al Khalifa) and FIFA (Gianni Infantino). The exact date of commissioning has not yet been announced.
What will AFC Stadium in Putrajaya be like?
New football stadium will have a capacity of 10,000 spectators. Stands, divided into two tiers, will be located along the pitch, on both sides. A roof will appear above the auditorium, which will also cover spaces behind goals. The whole will create a coherent, closed form. This facility will include offices and an underground car park.
The venue will be used for various matches and tournaments, and can also be used by Malaysian national team or local clubs, including for international matches. Stadium will be conveniently located within walking distance of the international airport and AFC headquarters, located in Bukit Jalil, is 30 km away.
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Football in Asia is constantly evolving, and the Football Confederation there is also betting on increasing the number of latest-generation facilities. One of these will be an arena in Putrajaya, whose design has been confirmed by Gianni Infantino himself.