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THE Selangor state government will stick to the RM787 million cost to upgrade the Shah Alam Stadium, said Selangor Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Amirudin Shari.
The cost will also include shifting and raising the site and flood mitigation projects.
“It involves related issues including floods and also some issues related to the total cost of refurbishing with permission or upgrading Shah Alam Stadium is worth RM787 million,” he said during the winding up of the Selangor Budget 2024 in the Selangor State Legislative Assembly (DUN).
The first phase is to demolish the stadium, which was approved by MBI Selangor on November 15, and is expected to cost between RM30 million to 50 million.
The second phase will be constructing the new stadium, entrance and the surrounding area which includes a 10-acre flood mitigation pool.
“The stadium will merge together and it can be used during the day and night and the stadium is closed and can be used for indoors and sports activities such as football, badminton and so on.
“This is a combination between Stadium Malawati and Stadium Shah Alam,” he added.
On November 14, Selangor Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali demanded clarification on the state government’s financial ability to finance the redevelopment of Shah Alam Sports Complex and Shah Alam Stadium, which has reportedly increased to RM3.28 billion – more than 90% of the current state reserve of RM3.29 billion.