Posted by: iqbibal | November 12, 2009

Bung Karno Stadium

Gelora BungKarno

Bung Karno Stadium (formerly Gelora Senayan) is a multi-use stadium in Central Jakarta, Indonesia. It is named after Sukarno, Indonesia’s first President. It is mostly used for football matches.

Construction began on the stadium in February 8, 1960 and finished in July 21, 1962’in time to host the fourth Asian Games held in Jakarta in 1962. The stadium’s original capacity of 100,800 people was reduced to 88,083 as a result of renovations for the 2007 Asian Cup. It is divided into 24 sectors and 12 entrances, and into upper and lower stands. A special feature is the huge steel roof that forms a gigantic ring and protects the spectators from the heat.

Bung Karno Stadium

The stadium is part of a complex which includes:

  • Stadion Madya, a secondary open stadium with a capacity of 20,000
  • Istora, an indoor gymnasium with a capacity of 10,000
  • An aquatics arena with a capacity of 8,000
  • A tennis stadium with a capacity of 5,000
  • A smaller indoor gymnasium with a capacity of 3,500
  • A softball field with an unknown capacity
  • An archery field
  • A hockey field

The stadium hosted the 2007 Asian Cup Final between Iraq and Saudi Arabia. Other competitions held there are several Tiger Cup finals and domestic cup finals.




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