National Stadium, Bukit Jalil

National Stadium, Bukit Jalil

Coordinates: 3°3′16.8″N 101°41′28.2″E / 3.054667°N 101.691167°E / 3.054667; 101.691167

Stadium Nasional Bukit Jalil
Bukit Jalil National Stadium
Location Malaysia Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Coordinates 3°3′16.8″N 101°41′28.2″E / 3.054667°N 101.691167°E / 3.054667; 101.691167
Broke ground 1 January 1990
Built 1 January 1994
Opened 1 January 1998
Owner Malaysian Government
Operator National Sports Complex
Surface Grass pitch
Scoreboard Sony
Construction cost RM800 Million
Capacity 87.411
Football Association of Malaysia
1998 Commonwealth Games

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.



The stadium was built in 1 January 1997 to host the 1998 Commonwealth Games. It finished exactly a year in 1 January 1998. After the 1998 Commonwealth Games ended in September, The stadium became the Home stadium for the Malaysia national football team, replacing the Shah Alam Stadium and the Merdeka Stadium. 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.

Stadium Facilities

The stadium is equipped with the following facilities:

  • 68m x 105m Grass pitch
  • 9 laned 400m synthetic track
  • 6m x 60m warming up track
  • 1,500 flux floodlights
  • Broadcast Studios
  • Coloured Video Matrix Scoreboards
  • High-tech Cathode Ray Tube Video Screen Board

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 [Rain's Coming] 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
  • [ Fish Leong 梁静茹 "Today is our valentines day 今天情人节" Live in Malaysia ] June 13, 2009
  • [ Fish Leong 梁静茹 "Love Parade 爱的大游行" Live in Malaysia ] 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
  • [MODOL] Sing badag

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.[1]

Major Events


See also


Preceded by
Premier League Asia Trophy

Succeeded by
Rajamangala Stadium
Thailand Bangkok

Coordinates: 3°3′16.8″N 101°41′28.2″E / 3.054667°N 101.691167°E / 3.054667; 101.691167

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