Selangor Journal
Menteri Besar Dato’ Seri Amirudin Shari (centre) witnessing the signing of the Shah Alam Stadium development  contract between Projek Lembaran director Datuk Ishak Mohamed (seated, second, left) and Menteri Besar Selangor (Incorporated) chief executive officer Norita Mohd Sidek (seated, second right) at the MBI office, Darul Ehsan Building, Shah Alam on February 6, 2024. — Picture by AHMAD ZAKKI JILAN/SELANGORKINI

Shah Alam Stadium demolition begins, construction of new arena on schedule

By Selangor Journal Team

SHAH ALAM, February 6 — The redevelopment of the Shah Alam Stadium into a multipurpose mega sports complex officially commenced today following the signing of an agreement for the demolition of the iconic arena. 

In a statement today, Menteri Besar Selangor (Incorporated), or MBI, announced that the pre-demolition phase is scheduled to be completed within three months, which entails the installation of hoardings and other preparatory measures. 

This will be followed by the demolition works on the stadium building, estimated to commence in June this  year and be completed within a year.

Selangor Menteri Besar Dato’ Seri Amirudin Shari, in the same statement, said MBI would collaborate with Malaysia Resources Corporation Bhd (MRCB) to implement a comprehensive mitigation plan to address any potential impact to stakeholders over the demolition period.

“MBI and MRCB will comply fully with the requirements of local authorities to control demolition works that may result in air, noise and vibration pollution in the surrounding area. These measures will be communicated to relevant parties throughout the demolition period,” he said.

For the demolition process, Amirudin said the “dismantling and hacking” method will be employed instead of a controlled explosion, to ensure adherence to safety guidelines and requirements set by the relevant authorities. 

Lembaran Prospek Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of MRCB Land Sdn Bhd, has been appointed to carry out the demolition works at Shah Alam Stadium.

The company inked a contract agreement with MBI earlier today. Also present were Amirudin, MBI chief executive Norita Mohd Sidek, and Projek Lembaran directors Datuk Dell Akhbar Hyder Khan and Datuk Ishak Mohamed. 

At  the signing ceremony, MBI special projects general manager Datuk Ruslan Abdul Aziz said the new stadium is scheduled to be completed on time in 2026. 

“The second phase of the project is expected to commence in 2027 and complete in 2028, while the third phase will take place from 2028 to 2029,” he said.

The second phase will include the construction of a closed theatre, youth and sports facilities, as well as a recreational park.

The third phase, meanwhile, will involve the construction of an integrated transport hub and a hotel, he said. 

Last year, the state government had submitted an application for the demolition of the old stadium at a cost of RM35 million.

Previously, the state had announced plans for the construction of the new state-of-the-art Shah Alam Sports Complex to replace the current Shah Alam Stadium with a total estimated cost of RM787 million, covering an area of 76.08 hectares.

Top Picks

Environmental Small Grant applications to open next month — Exco

MBPJ evaluating old trees to save lives, preserve residents’ properties

Turath Islami festival strengthens Islamic scholarship, Muslims’ faith — MB