KUALA LUMPUR: Selangor will have play in the evenings after obtaining approval to use the Selayang Stadium as the team’s venue for the Super League this season.
The announcement was made by Football Malaysia Limited Liability Partnership (FMLLP) chief executive officer, Kevin Ramalingam yesterday as he confirmed they have received Football Association of Selangor’s (FAS) letter.
“We have no objections but the stadium can only be utilised in the evenings.
“Selangor may try to find a venue that is capable of hosting night matches.
“Whatever it is, it’s a positive thing to have confirmed a venue but FMLLP will have to re-evaluate the competition schedule because three teams are currently sharing the stadium.
“This is because the stadium is used all year round but we will help Selangor to get the stadium as the team’s venue,” he said.
Two other teams who will use the Selayang Stadium as their home venue are Premier League teams Kuantan FA and UKM FC.
Previously, 33-time Malaysia Cup champions Selangor’s request to use the National Stadium did not get approval.
It is because the stadium, which is capable of seating 90,000 fans, is already being heavily utilised with many other events.
Selangor are now looking for an alternative venue as the Super League season begins on Feb 3.
Selangor have earlier failed to secure the Shah Alam Stadium following a dispute involving the FA of Selangor and the state government.
Translated from Berita Harian