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2012 AFF Suzuki Cup Kuala Lumpur Stadium Guide

2012 AFF Suzuki Cup Kuala Lumpur Stadium Guide

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Goal.com's guide to the Malaysian venues for the 2012 AFF Suzuki Cup

By Prem Kumar Subramaniam

 Location: Jalan Merah Cagar, Bukit Jalil
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 Opened: 1998
 Facts: Scoreboard by Sony; construction cost RM800 million; renovated and expanded between 1996-1998.
 Owner: Malaysian Government
 Surface: Grass pitch, Track
 Capacity: 87,411
 Matches: Indonesia vs. Laos, Malaysia vs. Singapore, Indonesia vs. Singapore, Laos vs. Malaysia, Malaysia vs. Indonesia

Built in 1997 for the 1998 Commonwealth Games, the National Stadium in Bukit Jalil became the permanent home of the national football team in 2000. The stadium capacity is 100,200 (non-seated) or 87,411 (seated), making it the second-largest seated stadium in Southeast Asia, and the ninth-largest football stadium in the world. In 2001 it served as the main stadium for the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games, and was also chosen as one of the venues for the AFC Asian Cup in 2007. Apart from sporting events, the stadium hosts musical concerts from time to time.



HOW TO GET THERE

The best way of traveling to the stadium is via the LRT. From KL Sentral, take the Rapid LRT on the Kelana Jaya line heading towards Gombak and get off at Masjid Jamek station. Once there, board the Rapid LRT on the Ampang line towards Sri Petaling and get down at the Bukit Jalil station. However, if you are driving, take the Sungai Besi highway and follow the sign to the National Sports Complex.




Shah Alam Stadium
 Location: Shah Alam
Selangor, Malaysia
 Architect: Hijjaz Kasturi (opened 1994)
 Surface: Grass pitch, Track
 Owner: Majlis Bandaraya Shah Alam (MBSA), operated by Selangor FA
 Capacity: 69,372
 Match: Singapore vs. Laos (1 December)

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