All the five stadiums in Malaysia selected to host the 29th Southeast Asia Games (SEA Games 29) are ready for the biggest sport festival of the region, which will open on August 19.


Malaysian police at a drill in Kuala Lumpur (Photo: EPA/VNA)

The national stadium Bukit Jalil is the biggest of the five and also one of the world’s biggest and most modern ones with 87,411 seats. Inaugurated in 1996, the stadium will be the main venue for outdoor sports, particularly athletics events. It will also host the men’s football final match on August 29 if the Malaysian U-22 team can go through.

In case the Malaysian U-22 team stops mid-way, the men’s football final match will take place at Shah Alam stadium which can accommodate 80,372 spectators. This is also the place where the SEA Games 29 closing ceremony will be held.

Along with Shah Alam, Selayang stadium with 16,000 seats will be the main venue for men’s football events.


Two other venues are the UITM with 6,000 seats and UM Arena with 1,000 seats.

At the 29th SEA Games, scheduled for August 19-31, athletes from 11 Southeast Asian countries will compete in 38 sports.-

 

                                              Source: VNA

 

Related Topics


Two Australian navy ships visit Philippines

Two Australian navy vessels - a landing helicopter dock and a guided missile frigate arrived in Manila, the Philippines, on October 10.

Japanese firms explore business prospects in south central region

The "Meeting Japan – South Central Region” conference took place in Nha Trang city, the central province of Khanh Hoa on October 6 to discuss bilateral cooperative prospects in the near future.

Experts: APEC economies have policies to ensure jobs for the disabled

Increasing the access of people with disabilities to inclusive employment opportunities is a key component to advancing inclusive economic growth across all of APEC 21 member economies, experts have said.

Vietnam prioritises education to reduce social inequality

Ambassador Pham Thi Kim Anh, deputy permanent representative of the Vietnam mission to the United Nations (UN), highlighted the role played by education in reducing social inequality while speaking at the 72nd session of the UN Social, Humanitarian and Cultural Affairs Committee in New York on October 3.

Ho Chi Minh City leader seeks stronger economic ties with Cuba

Le Thanh Liem, Vice Chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee, told visiting Cuban Minister of Foreign Trade and Investment Rodrigo Malmierca Diaz that the Southern largest economic hub is ready to share its experience in economic management and development with Cuba, contributing to the development of friendship relations between Vietnam and Cuba.

Vietnam, Cuba hold Inter-Governmental Committee’s 35th meeting

The Vietnam-Cuba Inter-Governmental Committee convened its 35th meeting in Hanoi on October 2, under the chair of Vietnamese Minister of Construction Pham Hong Ha and Cuban Minister of Foreign Trade and Investment Rodrigo Malmierca Díaz.