Gelora Sriwijaya Stadium - Sriwijaya FC Stadium Guide

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Last Updated: July 23, 2019

main stand of Gelora Sriwijaya

Gelora Sriwijaya Stadium or Stadion Jakabaring as it was originally known is a 36,000 capacity multi-purpose stadium which is primarily used to host the football matches of local side Sriwijaya FC.

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Stadium Facts

Overview
Team:Sriwijaya FC
Opened:2004
Capacity:36,000
Address: Jl. Gubernur Hasan Bastari, Palembang, South Sumatera

Gelora Sriwijaya Stadium History

Construction on Gelora Sriwijaya Stadium began in 2001, and lasted for a period of approximately three years. It was built as the centrepiece for the 2004 National Games (Pekan Olahraga Nasional) which is a mainly Athletics Competition.

Situated within the area of Palembang in South Sumatra, the ground was originally named after its location, and thus was conceived as Jakabaring Stadium upon opening.

It was later renamed in honour of the former Indonesian Empire of “Gelora Sriwijaya” which ruled the country between the 7th and 13th Centuries.

Gelora Sriwijaya was designed as a multi-purpose stadium from the outset, and to this day it is still used to host a mixture of football and athletics competitions. It is currently scheduled to host part of the 2018 Asian Games, after hosting the Southeast Asian Games in 2011.

Sriwijaya FC’s stadium forms part of the Jakabaring Sport City Complex which contains numerous sporting facilities. The design of the two main stands resemble the sails of ships and are said to symbolise the country’s former maritime empire.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who plays at Gelora Sriwijaya Stadium?

Indonesian side Sriwijaya FC play their home matches at Gelora Sriwijaya Stadium.

What is the capacity of Gelora Sriwijaya Stadium?

As of 2021 Gelora Sriwijaya Stadium has an official seating capacity of 36,000 for Football matches.

When was Gelora Sriwijaya Stadium opened?

Gelora Sriwijaya Stadium officially opened in 2004 and is home to Sriwijaya FC

Are there any Covid restrictions at the stadium?

Covid Restrictions may be in place when you visit Gelora Sriwijaya Stadium in 2021. Please visit the official website of Sriwijaya FC for full information on changes due to the Coronavirus.

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