The venue for the ATM-Kelantan match has been switched back to the Selayang Stadium after the Gladiators made an appeal
ATM got their wish as the venue for their clash with Kelantan for in the semifinal first leg of the 2013 Malaysia Cup has been switched back to the Selayang Stadium.
The chairman of the Local Competition Committee of the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM), Datuk Afandi Hamzah stated that the switch was due to the appeal made by the President of ATM Football Assocation, General Tan Sri Zulkiefli Mohd Zin.
Speaking at the press conference, Afandi said: "We agreed to the appeal made by ATM because they are the home team and we will inform Kelantan regarding this decision.
"After the discussion, ATM has promised their commitment to ensure the smoothness of the game as well as increase the security at the stadium," he added.
Last Monday, General-secretary of FAM, Datuk Hamidin Mohd Amin was reported saying that the venue for the game has been changed to Shah Alam Stadium as requested by ATM as they took into condsideration the audience numbers as well as their safety.
MPS stadium can hold up to 16,000 thousand people while Shah Alam can have 80,000 people at once.
The match will kick off at 8.45pm this Friday.