What is Gelora Bung Karno Stadium?

What is Gelora Bung Karno Stadium?

It is the largest and one of the oldest sport complex in Jakarta and Indonesia, and also one of the largest in Southeast Asia. The Gelora Bung Karno Stadium is the main building within this sports complex. The abbreviation Gelora also means “vigorous” (like the flame or ocean wave) in Indonesian language .

When was Gelora Bung Karno built?

Jakarta’s Gelora Bung Karno sports facilities complex dates from the early 1960s when it was built in preparation of the fourth Asian Games held in 1962. In preparation of the eighteenth Asian Games this year, the buildings needed to undergo renovation to adapt to the requirements of the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA).

What is the history of the Palembang sports complex?

The sports complex hosted multi-event sport such as Pekan Olahraga Nasional (PON, National Sports Week) and Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games). The complex hosted the PON seven times between 1973 and 1996. The complex hosted the SEA Games in 1979, 1987, 1997 and 2011; the latter was co-hosted with Jakabaring Sport City complex in Palembang.

How many seats are there in the Sukarno Stadium?

The sports complex host a main stadium with a capacity of 77,193 seats, athletic stadium, football fields, aquatic stadium, tennis stadiums (indoor and outdoor), hockey, baseball and archery fields, and several indoor gymnasiums. It is named after Sukarno, Indonesia’s first President.

What is the original name of Gelora Bung Karno?

It was known as Senajan ( EYD: Senayan) Main Stadium from its opening through the 1962 Asiad until the complex’s name was changed to Gelora Bung Karno by a Presidential Decree issued on 24 September 1962, twenty days after the games ended.

What to do in Gelora Bung Karno?

Yes, Gelora Bung Karno is such a special sports center that would provide anything for Indonesia society, including music concerts! For you guys, Directioners (fan of One Direction) and fans of Bon Jovi, you might know that they held their music concerts in 2015. 2. Fashion Events

What is the Bung Karno sports center famous for?

With the completion of the Bung Karno Sports Center at that time, it proved that the Indonesian people were able to carry out the construction of an international standard sports complex which at that time was not yet widely owned by developed countries.