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Say goodbye to Shah Alam Stadium, a new stadium with moveable pitch to replace the disrepair stadium

NewsSay goodbye to Shah Alam Stadium, a new stadium with moveable pitch...

The Shah Alam Sports Complex is a multi-purpose stadium located in Shah Alam, Selangor. It is primarily used for football matches but due to long-term neglect in maintenance, it is now in a state of disrepair.

According to The Star, it was reported that the sports complex will soon be demolished to make way for a new state-of-the-art complex.

Menteri Besar Incorporated chief executive officer Norita Mohd Sidek said that not only the Shah Alam Stadium, but the entire Shah Alam Sports Complex will be demolished and redeveloped.

He added the complex would play a significant role in the economic development of the state. “The new complex has been identified as having a high economic impact in one of the zones under the First Selangor Plan,” he said.

Meanwhile, Malaysian Resources Corporation Bhd (MRCB) group managing director Imran Salim said the existing structures would have to be torn down to resolve the issue of flash floods in the stadium, and a new moveable pitch is built instead.

“This is also to resolve traffic issues as well as provide more useable space in the form of green recreational areas to draw more visitors from the local community,” he was quoted as saying.

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It is said that the new pitch will sit within the stadium bowl with a fixed roof on a raised platform with its own irrigation system. This would then negate the use of surface drainage and also enable spectators to be closer to the action on the pitch.

Apart from that, the stadium would be able to convert for indoor or outdoor use with a movable pitch and will be able to accommodate between 35,000 and 45,000 spectators.

Imran said the multi-use stadium would be football-centric, and they are aiming to obtain FIFA certification to be an international tournament stadium.

The proposal is said to include wide walkways, open green areas, covered access to different modes of transportation, retail space, as well as other sports and multi-use facilities that will attract visitors to enable the venue to be self-sustaining.

However, the final specification of the complex will depend on discussions with the Selangor government.

There was no announcement on the date for the demolition of the Shah Alam Sport Complex too.

Meanwhile, the Selangor Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Amirudin Shari has also invited the public to share their views on the project by emailing [email protected].

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