Nasional Stadium Bukit Jalil (Kompleks Sukan Negara Nasional Stadium)
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Stadium Bukit Jalil – stadium description
Although sometimes called a 100,000-seater it’s actually significantly smaller – accommodates slightly over 87,000. Still, the national stadium of Malaysia in Bukit Jalil (outskirts of capital Kuala Lumpur) makes quite an impression, owing most of it to three tiers of seating, one put over another. Above the bowl a vast surface of membrane creates the roof based on steel cables. It seems less impressive from the outside, but the cold concrete construction also shows signs of decoration typical to Islam and the Malay culture. This is also the case in other venues built around it as the stadium is just part of a huge complex.
The Sukan Negara Complex was created in 5 years. Though sounds like quite some time, it was still finished 3 months ahead of schedule and comprises several other major buildings, like and indoor hall, natatorium and national field hockey stadium, not mentioning the smaller venues.
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New design: Malaysia going for gold
It’s already one of the best stadia across Asia, but Malaysia wants it to be the single best one. Redevelopment in the suburbs of Kuala Lumpur is now 30% complete.
Malaysia: Fortune for “iconic idea” to boost national stadium
Malaysian government offers over $260 million for an “iconic idea” to improve the national sports centre in Bukit Jalil. The main stadium is getting a renovation too.
Malaysia: National Stadium’s turf an embarrassment, stadium getting closed
In October the Bukit Jalil Stadium outside of Kuala Lumpur is closing for six months. The entire pitch and its basis will be re-laid to provide proper quality for players. Sports Minister of Malaysia called its current state an embarrassment. TheStar.com.my report.