Bukit Jalil Stadium named 2018 Stadium of the Year
Populous and Malaysian Resources Corporation Berhad (MRCB) are celebrating the news that the 2018 World Stadium Congress Awards have selected KL Sports City’s Bukit Jalil Stadium as the winner of the Stadium of the Year Award.
Populous and MRCB worked together as architect and contractor respectively, on a shared vision for the redevelopment of the Bukit Jalil National Stadium and wider KL Sports City.
The catalyst for the project was the 29th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games and 9th ASEAN Para Games, an important opportunity which returned Malaysia to the world sporting stage.
As the largest stadium in South East Asia, Bukit Jalil can seat 87,000 people and has previously held major events including the 1998 Commonwealth Games, the 2007 Asian Cup (soccer) and exhibition matches with Manchester City, Liverpool, Arsenal and Chelsea.
The redesign of Bukit Jalil National Stadium and the wider KL Sports City precinct focused on providing functional excellence of international standing, taking an old set of facilities, creating modern, exceptional buildings that can attract and host international events.
Bukit Jalil Stadium was one of four projects shortlisted for this year’s award from across Asia and Europe.