cutting shah alam stadium‘s losses with new management - polycarbonate roofing sheets
Shah Alam Stadium is in a transitional period as the government of Selangor has appointed the facilities management of Darul Ehsan (DEFM)
Sdn Bhd will consider improving the football field.
It is understood that the state suffered significant losses from millions of ringgit, which were used for 24-year-old stadium.
It is said that the stadium with a seating capacity of 80,000 is not used, resulting in a loss. DEFM, a state-
According to Menteri Besar Co. , Ltd (MBI)
, Take over the management of the stadium from the Shah Alam City Council (MBSA)on Jan 1.
Amirudin Shari, chairman of the Selangor National Commission for youth development, sports, culture and startup development, said that the company is also responsible for managing six other facilities, including the water center and sports center of the seventh section of Malawati Aquatic Alam located next to the football field.
Amiruddin said DEFM is shouldering the daunting task of turning the Shah Alam Stadium, which opened in July 1994, into a profitable business.
He said the management of the stadium was handed over to the Ministry of Defense for commercial reasons.
"The Selangor government is aware that it is difficult for local authorities like MBSA to manage the stadium from a commercial perspective.
"MBSA was appointed administrator in 2006 after the service of a private company that manages the stadium was stopped by the state," he told StarMetro . ".
Amiruddin said that, according to statistics, the City Council has suffered serious losses every year since being a caretaker.
He said it would be unfair for MBSA to assume this responsibility because it should play the role of local authorities to provide quality and efficient services to Shah Alam residents.
"The state is aware that MBSA is running a deficit of millions of dollars while playing the caretaker role.
"Although the state has provided a grant to carry out major maintenance work on the stadium, MBSA has suffered losses," he said . ".
He added that with the appointment of DEFM, the stadium will operate under the service conceptcum-business.
Amiruddin said the company is still working on the potential to optimize the use of stadiums and their space for football, sports and other activities.
At the moment, pkns fc, Felcra and police are using the football field as the home of the Premier League, he said.
Although the Selangor Club decided not to use the stadium as home, amiluddin hopes things will get better in the near future.
He believes that DEFM can turn around whether or not there is Selangor.
"The state spent hundreds of millions of dollars in public funds to build the stadium and carry out maintenance work.
"We see it as a business entity and find ways to generate more revenue so that we don't have to continue to spend rakyat's money to maintain it, which is fair, he added, the Defense Department's priority is to make the stadium its own.
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In addition to football, Amiruddin said, the company is also responsible for attracting businesses by having corporate agencies organize events such as business fairs in the stadium compound.
He said the company is responsible for optimizing the use of spaces such as parking lots, foyer and other parts of the stadium in order to generate additional revenue for various activities.
"We encourage them to launch various methods to bring in income, including using the stadium as a party point for the people.
"We can have cafes, restaurants and other businesses so that the space in the stadium can be used to generate revenue," he said . ".
Amiruddin said the state will consider how to improve the overall condition of the stadium.
He said the roof of the stadium was in poor condition because it had not changed for 24 years.
"There are a total of 55,000 polycarbonate boards on the roof.
"About 300 of the paper has given way and we need about RM300, 000 to replace the material," he said . " More areas will need to be repaired and maintained in stages, he added.
Amiruddin said that the state has spent a lot of money in recent years to increase stadium, seating, scoreboard and lighting.
"We believe that DEFM will be able to provide better facilities and services for the people.
"However, it will take some time for the company before they finish the work," he said . ".