Selangor Journal
Match between Malaysia and Vietnam held at the Shah Alam stadium during the AFF Championship in 2014. — Picture by MEENEUNOS10

Work with GLCs, stadium management told

By Ashwin Kumar

SHAH ALAM, May 16 — The Selangor government has made a recommendation for the Darul Ehsan Facilities Management (DEFM) to work with state Government-Linked Companies (GLCs) to find a solution in fixing the Shah Alam Stadium.

Selangor Youth, Sports Development and Human Resource Development Committee chairman Mohd Khairuddin Othman said the state government views the condition of the stadium seriously and is committed to having it repaired before bidding to host the Malaysia Games (Sukma) 2022.

“The state administration has recommended that the stadium management, DEFM, work with state GLCs such as Selangor Menteri Besar Incorporated and Permodalan Negeri Selangor Berhad to find a solution to this issue,” he told Selangor Journal in an interview on May 12.

Khairuddin said the total cost for restoration works on the stadium is estimated at RM200 million.

“The repair works for the roof alone would cost about RM40 million,” he said.

Khairuddin said the state government has also submitted an application to the Federal government to upgrade the Shah Alam Stadium and other sports facilities in Selangor as part of the preparation to host Sukma 2022.

The Shah Alam Stadium, which has been Selangor’s home venue for sports events since 1994, was barred from hosting M-League matches for the year due to the poor condition of its polycarbonate roof.

The Malaysian Football League (MFL) had planned to restart the season in September after the games were suspended on March 16, two days before the movement control order was enforced.

However, the season will be entirely called off for the year if it is not allowed to resume in September.

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