Stadion Si Jalak Harupat
|Construction||01/2003 - 04/2005|
|Cost||IDR 67.5 billion|
|Address||Soreang Simpang Selegong, Kutawaringin, Bandung, Jawa Barat 40911, Indonesia|
Stadion Si Jalak Harupat – stadium description
The stadium isn’t actually located within Bandung itself, but in a remote village of Soreang, south of the city. It was built in the place of former farmlands in 2003-2005 and was subject to quite some controversy. It was estimated to cost under IDR 40 billion, but ended up consuming nearly 70 bn. Investigation of alleged corruption is still ongoing.
Though built in athletic layout (with the 8-lane track meeting highest standards), the stadium is in fact used almost solely for football. Since opening it’s been the home for Persikab and in 2008 a much more famous team moved here: Persib, one of Indonesia’s most popular clubs.
When opened, it could hold roughly 40,000 people (no seats), but current capacity according to international standards is under 30,000. Actual attendances here were reported beyond even the higher number, but since last major renovation in 2010 official capacity is lower than the initial one.
The stadium’s name honours Oto Iskandar di Nata, national hero who goes by the nickname Jalak Harupat.
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