National Stadium, Bukit Jalil

Bukit Jalil National Stadium (Malay: Stadium Nasional Bukit Jalil) in Bukit Jalil, located in the National Sports Complex to the south of the capital city of Malaysia Kuala Lumpur, is a 87,411 capacity all-seater, multi-purpose stadium that was built in 1998 to host the 1998 Commonwealth Games. It also served as the main stadium of the 2001 Southeast Asian Games. The Bukit Jalil's capacity makes it the 25th largest stadium in the world and the 9th largest football stadium in the world. It is also the second largest stadium in Southeast Asia behind Gelora Bung Karno Stadium. It was built by United Engineers Malaysia, Bhd, and completed three months ahead of schedule. Designed to host a multitude of events, the National Stadium is the central and most prominent sports venue at the 1.2 km² National Sports Complex in Bukit Jalil.

The stadium is considered the best stadium in Malaysia and is home of the Malaysian national football team. Initially built for the 1998 Commonwealth Games, when it hosted the opening/closing ceremonies and the athletics competitions, the stadium is now used for a variety of events, most recently being one of the venues for the AFC Asian Cup 2007. There were many other sports venues that were built for the Commonwealth Games, such as Bukit Kiara Sports Complex and the National Sports Complex, Malaysia.

Malaysia's previous national stadium was the Merdeka Stadium before the Bukit Jalil sports complex was constructed. Malaysia also uses other stadiums for their football matches such as KLFA Stadium, MBPJ Stadium and the Shah Alam Stadium.

Past performances

National Stadium, Bukit Jalil has been host to other important events besides football matches. Notable music artists who have performed in the stadium include:

  • Rain World Tour January 27, 2007
  • The Corrs on their Talk on Corners World Tour and In Blue
  • Nicholas Teo
  • A-Mei Star Tour Concert
  • Disney On Ice - The Princess Stories
  • Wang Lee Hom Music Man Tour 2009
  • Good Charlotte (MTV Event) stadium's car park
  • S.H.E 奇幻樂園吉隆坡演唱會 (Fantasy Land World Tour) November 6, 2004
  • S.H.E 愛而為一馬來西亞演唱會 (S.H.E is the One World Tour) March 6, 2010
  • Kelly Clarkson in concert All I Ever Wanted World Tour April 2010
  • June 13, 2009
  • October 1, 2005
  • Super Junior Super Show II Concert, March 2010
  • Kelly Clarkson All I Ever Wanted World Tour Live in Malaysia, April 2010
  • Usher Live in Malaysia, July 2010
  • Paramore on their Brand New Eyes World Tour October 19, 2010
  • Sing badag

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Future performances

There is also a planned performances that going to be performed here

  • Beyonce Knowles was to perform at National Stadium for her worldwide I Am... Tour on October 25, 2009, but it was cancelled. The event's organizer said the concert was cancelled following accusations by Islamic conservatives that the show would be immoral and also the strict dress code.
Major Events
  • Athletics (track and field) - 1998 Commonwealth Games, 2001 Southeast Asian Games
  • Malaysia Cup Final
  • Malaysian FA Cup Final
  • FA Premier League Asia Cup 2003
  • 2007 Asian Cup
  • Champions Youth Cup 2007
  • Manchester United Asia Tour 2001, 2009
  • 2010 AFF Suzuki Cup First Leg Of The Finals
  • Liverpool F.C. Asia Tour 2011, July 16
  • Chelsea 2011 summer tour of Asia
  • Arsenal 2011 Pre-Season Tour


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