Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Indonesian stadiums set for Champions League

All three stadiums prepared for this year's Asian Champions League matches are in good condition and are ready to use, a representative of the Asian Football Confederation told Wahyoe Boediwardhana of The Jakarta Post. During his visit to Gajayana and Wahyoe Boediwardhana stadiums in Malang and Brawijaya Stadium in Kediri, all in East Java province. AFC Venue Manager for Indonesia, Mohamed Shahrum Jappar, said the AFC had yet to decide which stadium would host the matches. He added the decision would be made during an Asian Champions League workshop in Malaysia in mid-February. The technical aspects being inspected cover stadium facilities, like seat capacity, restrooms for athletes, VIP rooms, press rooms, parking spaces, and entry and exit gates for players and spectators. Kanjuruhan Stadium can accommodate 25,000 spectators, while Gajayana stadium, the home of 2006's Copa Dji Sam Soe Indonesia champion Arema Malang, has 30,000 seats.

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