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Sarawak Stadium


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Sarawak Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in Kuching, Malaysia. It is currently used mostly for football matches. The stadium has a capacity of 40,000 spectators.

History

It was built in 1995 for the 1997 FIFA World Youth Championship. The stadium is adjacent to the old stadium, the Sarawak State Stadium (Stadium Negeri) that was previously used to stage various tournaments and championship.

The stadium is the home of Sarawak FA, a Malaysian Super League football team. However, due to damaged facilities and stadium renovation, Sarawak FA currently playing in the State Stadium until the renovation complete before the 2016 Sukma Games.

Facilities

The stadium was completed on April 1997, and is one of Asia's world-class stadiums. It consists of 4 levels, with an electronic multimedia scoreboard, manila grass football field with patented drainage and synthetic running track.

The stadium is also equipped with:

  • VIP driveway
  • 320 parking lots
  • stadium office
  • gymnasiums
  • changing and massage rooms
  • workshops
  • canteen
  • security control centre
  • dope testing area
  • medical clinics
  • saunas
  • prayer rooms
  • facilities for the disabled and VVIPs.

Notable Matches

  • Quarter-final Match between Brazil and Argentina during the 1997 FIFA World Youth Championship
  • The 1998 Charity Shield match between Sarawak FA and Selangor FA
  • Quarter-final Match of the 1998–99 Asian Cup Winners' Cup between Sarawak FA and Kashima Antlers of Japan.
  • Fourth venue (Group D) to host matches of Malaysia, Chelsea, Bayern Munich and PSV Eindhoven for the Champions Youth Cup 2007.





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