Haji Agus Salim Stadium

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Last Updated: September 28, 2015

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Main stand of Haji Agus Salim Stadium

Stadium Overview

Team: Semen Padang F.C

Address: Padang, West Sumatra

Capacity: 11,000

Opened: 1985

Haji Agus Salim Stadium is a multi-purpose ground which is capable of accommodating 15,000 spectators per match. Owned by the Padang Government, it is currently home to two football teams: PSP Padang, and Semen Padang F.C.

Stadium Guide

History

Haji Agus Salim Stadium was constructed over a two year period beginning in 1983 and in order to host the 13th edition of the Musabaqah Tilawatil Quran Games. Upon opening in 1985 the stadium was comprised of just two uncovered stands.

The stadium is named after the intellectual Haji Agus salim who is widely regarded as a National Hero of Indonesia after serving as Foreign Minister in the period immediately after independence was declared in the 1940s.

In 2009 the Sumatra Earthquake affected over 1.25 million Indonesians in and caused great damage to Haji Agus Salim Stadium. Not only were the stands destroyed, the facilities within were left in a state of disrepair, and the pitch became unplayable.

As a result renovation work was carried out over a two year period between 2010 and 2012 in order to restore Haji Agus Salim to its former greatness. The original 15,000 capacity has now been reduced to an estimated 11,000.

Although Semen Padang FC of the Indonesian Super League have their headquarters at Haji Agus salim, the stadium is in fact municipally owned with The Government of Padang taking over responsibility from West Sumatra in 2015.

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Last Updated: September 28, 2015

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