Kuala Lumpur Badminton Stadium to be demolished

By Staff Writer 11 July 2017 2815
Kuala Lumpur Badminton Stadium to be demolished
After 27 years, the Kuala Lumpur Badminton Stadium is set for demolition in the near future.
 
The news was confirmed on Monday by the Kuala Lumpur Badminton Association (KLBA), who have been instructed to vacant the premise.
 
The land of the Cheras stadium was sold to a developer a few months ago.
 
"This is where the cooperation between the KLBA and the city mayor [Amin Nordin Abdul Aziz] is very important," said KLBA acting president Jahaberdeen Yunoos.
 
"From our initial meeting, everything looked good and the Kuala Lumpur City Hall would assist us in looking for a temporary venue for players to continue training.
 
"The important thing is to ensure training can continue."
 
The badminton arena, where the likes of Liew Daren, Goh V Shem and Soniia Cheah began their careers, was completed in 1990 and previously served as the headquarters of the Badminton World Federation (BWF) and Badminton Asia Confederation (BAC).
 
With a capacity of 4500, it has not only been used for badminton but also karate-do, taekwando, table tennis and other activities.

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