Saturday, March 14, 2009

The Si Jalak Harupat Stadium



For a city of more than two million people, Bandung actually has a limited number of sizeable sport stadiums. Therefore, the completion of the Si Jalak Harupat Stadium in April 2005 was very much welomed. Located at the southern outskirt of the city of Bandung at Soreang (the capital of Bandung Regency), this IDR 67.5 billion (about 65 million 650,000 USD at the current rate) is currently claimed to be the second largest stadium in Indonesia after the Gelora Bung Karno (Soekarno Sports Complex) in Jakarta. It has 40,000 seats and 1000 lux lighting system that can be used for night sports competitions.

The stadium is named Si Jalak Harupat after the nick name of Otto Iskandardinata, an Indonesian national hero from Bandung.

The Si Jalak Harupat Stadium is currently the home base of two Bandung's prominent football clubs, PERSIB Bandung and Persikab.

7 comments:

Abe said...

It is a nice looking stadium and one you are probably proud of. We don't have any stadiums where I live but we do have wood bleachers at the high school football field.

ramblingwoods.com said...

Your stadium probably won't get snow like our football stadium does. LOL

Carrie Hayes said...

I have missed quite a bit this week, but have now found the time to visit everyone! Your photos are always wonderful and very interesting! Thanks Eki, I hope things are going well for you

Hilda said...

It still looks brand new! And so clean. Love the colors.

uncleawang said...

Looks similar to our Sarawak state stadium.
Nice shot.

50-50 said...

USD650 million for 40,000 seat stadium? It must be much more expensive to build in Indonesia than in Malaysia. Malaysia's National Sports Complex at Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur has 100,000 seat stadium, 10-lane Olympic-size swimming pool, 7,000 sq m squash centre of 10 squash courts, 2 hockey stadiums, 10,000 car parks plus all the hi-tec lighting system cost only USD250 million, using mainly Indonesian labour.

Eki Akhwan said...

Hi 5--50, thank you for showing me the odd. It was a miscaculation on my part. It should have been 65 million USD not 650 million USD. Currection is thus made.