MB: Plan likely to be revealed on July 16

Redevelopment proposal: One of the options is to demolish the Shah Alam Stadium. — IZZRAFIQ ALIAS/The Star

KUALA SELANGOR: The details behind the proposed plan for the redevelopment of the land occupied by the Shah Alam Stadium will likely be revealed on July 16, says Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Amirudin Shari.

“It’s one of the options (to demolish the stadium) since the beginning.

“We will explain, possibly on July 16, in conjunction with the opening date of the Shah Alam Stadium.

“It is premature to disclose now. It is not nice for me to elaborate on it because it involves discussions with a lot of parties,” said the Mentri Besar after launching the “Selangor Penyayang” roadshow at Stadium Utama Kuala Selangor here yesterday.

He also told Bernama that the stadium was plagued by multiple problems, among them the roof, the piping system and the field.

“Actually, the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) has given the stadium an unsafe status because of the stadium’s ‘flying’ roof tiles.

“So we discussed with FAM on what to do; if we fix the roof quickly, we will only be fixing the roof and the rest will continue to remain a problem.

“We don’t want it to be like that,” he added.

He also said that the proposed development of the stadium would take at least two years and was expected to be completed in line with the construction of the LRT3 line nearby.

“Of course, we do not want to be left behind in terms of technology.

“If we decide to proceed with the plan, we must make it perfect and this development proposal has been technically evaluated by a group of professionals,” he added.

Construction of this landmark in Shah Alam began in January 1990 and the stadium was opened on July 16, 1994.

This multipurpose stadium is mostly used for football, though it can also support athletics and other purposes.

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