Stadium Shah Alam
|Inauguration||16.07.1994 (Selangor FA - Dundee United, 1-1)|
|Construction||01.01.1990 - 1994|
|Cost||460 mln MYR|
Stadium Shah Alam – stadium description
Work on this magnificent structure in Shah Alam (west side of the Kuala Lumpur metropolis) began in 1991. Within three years one of the world's largest concrete giants was raised, at that time also with the largest free-standing arches of the roof. Its intimidating size dominates the surrounding low-rise architecture ever since, becoming one of Shah Alam's major landmarks.
Part of its double-tiered seating layout is sunken. In regular conditions just under 70,000 people are allowed inside, but for special occasions up to 80,000 may be present, some standing. Until the new Bukit Jalil Stadium was opened, it was Malaysia's biggest sports structure.
Day-to-day use is provided by Selangor FA, one of Asia's most followed team. With the prestige and location near the capital Shah Alam Stadium also played host to national team games and domestic finals. To this day international fixtures are still held here, though mostly friendly ones as part of European club tournees in Asia.
Around the stadium vast parking lots were created, able to take some 5,500 cars. South-east of the stadium is a racing track, while south-west stands a large indoor hall.