The developers of the Jakarta International Stadium (JIS) announced that it will prepare training facilities for the soccer tournament before it kicks off next May.
“We aim to complete two fields for training purposes, along with their tribune seats, by the end of the year,” said Arnold Kindangen, a spokesman for the Jakarta Propertindo consortium building the stadium in Tanjung Priok on North Jakarta on Tuesday, December 15.
“We have requested the Jakarta Provincial Administration’s Youth and Sports Service’s aid in preparing the stadium, which is currently 40 percent done since work started on September 2019. We hope to complete JIS by October 2021.”
He added that the training ground, and the rest of the 221,000 square meter stadium, will use hybrid turf, or a mix between natural and synthetic grass.
Arnold is certain that the composite pitch, which is the first of its kind in Indonesia, would make an ideal training ground for the squads in the tournament.
Once completed, the Rp. 4.08 trillion ($288,916,632) stadium in North Jakarta will seat 82,000 spectators, and be the second stadium in Southeast Asia to boast a retractable roof after Singapore’s National Stadium.
JIS is also the designated home grounds for Jakarta’s Persija soccer club, after the team moved their home grounds for at least six times in recent years.
The 2021 FIFA U-20 World Cup, which lasts from May to June, will feature 24 teams, including hosts Indonesia.
The tournament will be played in six stadiums nationwide, among them the Gelora Bung Karno stadium in Jakarta and the Gelora Bung Tomo stadium in Surabaya, East Java.
The 21 FIFA U-20 World Cup is also the second to be hosted in Southeast Asia, after Malaysia hosted the 1997 edition of the competition in Kuala Lumpur.
(Writer: Ira Gita Natalia Sembiring | Editor: Irfan Maullana)
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