Malaysian Cup Final Will Be Moved From Kuala Lumpur's National Stadium To The Shah Alam Stadium
A local football official revealed that the playing surface at Kuala Lumpur's 87,000-seat National Stadium is not fit to host the Malaysia Cup final later this month and "an alternative venue will be used," according to REUTERS. The main match will now be moved to the Shah Alam Stadium in Selangor, some 25km west of the capital. The switch marks the second year in a row that the 80,000-capacity Shah Alam venue "will stand in" for the National Stadium. The final is scheduled for Oct. 20 and will feature "the winner of Kelantan and Selangor, versus either Armed Forces or Singapore's Lions XII." The change in venues "is a boost for Selangor," which plays its home games at the Shah Alam stadium (REUTERS, 10/9).