The spectacular Sultan Ibrahim Stadium, the new home of Southeast Asia’s leading football club, Johor Darul Ta’zim FC (JDT), was unveiled to the public on Saturday, sitting proudly among the finest stadiums in Asia Pacific.
The RM200 million sporting venue can accomodate up to 40,000 spectators and situated on a 140,000 square meter land in the Iskandar Puteri region.
The stadium which also houses the JDT headquarters is named after Johor’s current ruler Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar.
It is the first football-only stadium with natural grass approved by FIFA in Malaysia.
The pitch is laid with Zeon Zoysia grass and has a drainage system that prevents water logging.
For Tunku Mahkota Ismail ibni Sultan Ibrahim, the Regent of Johor, the past sevent years have been amazing for JDT and the opening of Sultan Ibrahim Stadium marked another feather in the cap for the Southern Tigers.
JDT have come a long way since its inception in 2013, added the Regent, and that today, the club has overcome the norm in Malaysian football, striving to set new benchmarks that raised standards and challenged boundaries on the international front.
Furthermore, the Sultan Ibrahim Stadium is equipped with modern LED floodlights and multi-rhythm, multi-coloured facade lights, giving enhanced viewing and lighting experience that will leave visitors mesmerised.
The venue which design is based on the shape of a banana leaf commenced construction in 2016 and completed in 2020.
While the Sultan Ibrahim Stadium is a perfect destination for football, the iconic landmark is a must-visit for tourists where they can also enjoy leisure with many shopping outlets, merchandise stores and restaurants that are set to open in the near future.
The Bruneian | KUALA LUMPUR