Shah Alam Stadium targeted for redevelopment

Malaysia’s Shah Alam Sports Complex is being considered for redevelopment, according to the Menteri Besar of the State of Selangor, Amirudin Shari.

The Complex comprises the 80,000-capacity Shah Alam Stadium, which when opened in 1994 was the largest such venue in Southeast Asia, along with the 13,000-capacity Malawati Stadium arena.

However, the venues, specifically Shah Alam Stadium, have fallen into a state of disrepair with issues such as infrastructure problems, a leaking roof and a poor pitch leading to Malaysia Super League football club Selangor FC moving out last year to MBPJ Stadium.

Amirudin has now said that an agency has been formed with special powers to determine the future of the venues. He added on Twitter: “The decision on the redevelopment of the Shah Alam Stadium… will be announced in the near future.

“The overall construction of the Shah Alam Stadium Sports Complex, including the Melawati Stadium, will be carried out based on the results of the assessment by the special authority.”

Malaysian newspaper The Star said authorities are looking into the possibility of replacing the existing stadium with a new state-of-the-art facility at a reduced capacity of between 30,000 and 40,000.

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