Cost of rebuilding Shah Alam Stadium could be much more than RM700mil, says TMJ

KUALA LUMPUR: The RM700mil cost of reconstructing the Shah Alam Stadium is illogical considering the scope of the project, says Johor Darul Ta’zim (JDT) football club owner Tunku Ismail Ibni Sultan Ibrahim.

A local portal quoted the Tunku Mahkota Johor as saying that the features planned for the stadium could require as much as RM2bil to complete.

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"The Sultan Ibrahim Stadium (in Johor) is only RM400mil.

"The Shah Alam Stadium will cost at least RM2bil because it has high-tech features.

"To say it is RM700mil is illogical," the portal quoted him as saying.

It was reported that plans for the redevelopment of the Shah Alam Sports Complex would be completed soon with on-ground works expected to start within the first quarter of this year.

Selangor Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Amirudin Shari said the state-appointed developer was finalising the concept and development plans for the stadium as well as surrounding facilities including the Malawati Stadium, Shah Alam Mini Stadium and Shah Alam Extreme Park.

Amirudin said the development would incorporate not just sporting and leisure facilities but also commercial components to spur economic activities so that the area can be self-sustaining.

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He announced that RM787mil had been allocated to build the new stadium.

The new stadium, the conceptual design of which was shared by Mentri Besar Inc on social media, is expected to accommodate up to 45,000 people.

It is targeted for completion in 2026, and will be equipped with an electronic scoreboard, disabled-friendly concourse, as well as corporate boxes.

The stadium will also be equipped with internal humidity control, a transparent roof with durable and lightweight ETFE ceramic coating, a seat cooling system, and a retractable pitch to accommodate indoor events.

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