Gelora Bung Karno Stadium
|Address||Gelora, Tanah Abang, Central Jakarta|
|Record Attendance||150,000 (Persib Bandung v PSMS Medan, 23 February 1985)|
Gelora Bung Karno Stadium (used to be referred to as Gelora Senayan Main Stadium) is a stadium in the Bung Karno Sports Arena located in Central Jakarta, Indonesia. It is named after Sukarno, the first president of Indonesia. Although it can be used for different kinds of sports, it is mainly used for football games.
The construction of Gelora Bung Karno Stadium began in 1960, and it was completed in 1962. Initially, its capacity was 110,000 people. The stadium’s capacity has been reduced two times. In 2006, it was reduced to 88,083 (which made it the seventh biggest association football stadium in the world) for the AFC Asian Cup that took place in 2007. In 2016–2017, it was reduced to 76,127 for the Asian Games planned to be held in 2018.
During the latest renovation, all benches were removed and replaced with seats. Today, Gelora Bung Karno Stadium is eighth biggest association football stadium in Asia, the 26th biggest association football stadium in the world. The highest attendance in the stadium is 150,000 people that took place in 1985 during the match between PSMS Medan and Persib Bandung. The stadium has also held a range of other games, such as Tiger Cup finals as well as domestic cup finals.