Monday, 31 October 2011

Shah Alam Stadium to be closed for repairs

The Shah Alam Stadium which hosted the Malaysia Cup final between Negeri Sembilan and Terengganu on Saturday will be closed for three months to facilitate upgrading works at a cost of RM4 million.

Shah Alam Mayor Datuk Mohd Jaafar Mohd Atan said among work to be carried out involves the roof of the stadium, floodlights, electricity cables, toilets, field and meetings rooms.

"Basically the stadium is in good condition but we do not want to wait until the condition of the facilities deteriorate further. It is a proactive measure to ensure the stadium remains in good condition, especially the field," he told reporters after Shah Alam Municipal Council (MBSA) monthly meeting here today.

The Shah Alam which was officially opened in July 1994 had hosted numerous prestigious events, including events during the 1998 Kuala Lumpur Commonwealth Games.

However, the condition of the field and some facilities in the stadium which hosted the Malaysia Cup final on Saturday, drew criticism from fans, media and officials.

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