Stadion Utama Gelora Bung Karno

 
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* Address: Jakarta
* Country: Indonesia
* Capacity: 76,000
* Opened: 24 July 1962
* Main use: Football
* Tenants: Persija (football)

Extra stadium info – Stadion Utama Gelora Bung Karno

The construction of the stadium, which is named after Indonesia’s first president, was partially funded through a special loan from the USSR. It is known as a venue for several events, like athletics, concerts and football. The venue hosted football matches with attendances over 100,000. Persija are the tenants of the stadium. They were founded in 1928 under a different name and they are among the major sports clubs in Indonesia. In 2001, they won the Indonesian top-flight football league for the 10th time in their history. Persija have an intense rivalry with Persib, which has led to violence among fans on several occasions.

The stadium hosted its first-ever final of the Asian championship for national football teams in 2007. Iraq won the tournament after defeating Saudi Arabia 1-0. The venue hosted numerous matches of the national football team of Indonesia. They played their first-ever FIFA World Cup match in 1938 under a different name. Several world famous football clubs played at the stadium. FC Bayern München are among those clubs. In 2013, they became the first FIFA Club World Cup winners from Germany. Bayern München are among the first sports clubs with 10 million followers on their main social media page.

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