Banten International Stadium
|Construction||07/2020 – 05/2022|
|Cost||IDR 874 B ($ 60 M)|
|Contractor||PT PP (Persero) Tbk|
Banten International Stadium – stadium description
When was Banten International Stadium built?
Construction of the new stadium, designed to serve the entire province of Banten in West Java, began in July 2020. PT PP (Persero) Tbk was the main contractor and the contract value was IDR874 billion. The construction was funded by the Banten province. The facility was supposed to be ready by the end of 2021, but the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting financial problems delayed the work.
The grand opening of the new stadium took place on May 9, 2022, and was inaugurated by the Banten provincial governor, Wahidin Halim, in front of a large audience. A number of events were prepared for the opening day, including a joint prayer, a bike ride from Serang to the stadium, various competitions and artistic displays, as well as a Selebritis FC - Banten All Star football match.
What are the characteristics of Banten International Stadium?
The stadium was built in a sparsely urbanised area, more than 10 km south of the provincial capital of Banten, Serang, near the village of Kemanisan. The facility has a football and athletics layout. The running track is surrounded on all sides by reinforced concrete stands, which are divided into two tiers, with the first row above the level of the pitch. The auditorium is equipped with plastic backed seats, forming a mosaic of four colours: red, grey, yellow and green. The capacity of the stadium is 30,038 spectators.
The main stand, with seating for VIPs as well as the press and extensive back facilities, is located on the west side. The corner areas are without spectator seating, but there are entrances to the stadium. The top of the stands is flanked by a two-row reinforced concrete colonnade supported by a trussed roof covering the entire auditorium. Under the roof are 172 floodlights providing light with an intensity of 1,500 lux. The stadium also has a LED screen. The pitch is equipped with drainage and the grass growing on it is of the Zoysia matrella type. The company PT. Datra Internusa was responsible for the installation of the turf, the athletics track and seats in the stands.
The exterior of the stadium was enriched with motifs referring to local culture and traditions. The façade of the stands was variegated with elements intended to imitate fragments of bamboo stalks. The four corner entrances to the stadium were decorated externally with ornaments inspired by the local batik art style and the culture of the Baduy people.
The stadium was built as a facility to serve the entire province of Banten. Prior to the opening, there were reports that RANS clubs Cilegon FC, Dewa United and Bhayangkara FC were interested in playing their matches there. The stadium is also set to host international matches, a fact underlined by its name (chosen from eight proposals, similar to the name of the Jakarta International Stadium built during the same period).
Stadium of the Year 2022: Discover Banten International Stadium
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