After news broke out that the Selangor Super League team will be without their iconic Shah Alam Stadium for the next two years, the question is where will the Red Giants squat?
So far, the only feasible option for Selangor is the PJ Stadium in Kelana Jaya.
FA of Selangor secretary general Dr. Johan Kamal Hamidon said yesterday they were looking to moving to PJ Stadium.
The Shah Alam Stadium, whose damaged roof, may compromised the safety of fans, will be closed for repairs and is scheduled to reopen in 2022.
“The decision is to go to PJ Stadium, that’s the next destination. It’s suitable in terms of location and seating, And it’s quite centralised compared to Shah Alam.”
On Shah Alam Stadium’s closure, Johan said: “It’s the sacrifice we need to make but it’s the right decision. We don’t want the same (roof) problem to keep happening. We need to repair it for good.”
On Wednesday, Selangor Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Amirudin Shari said he sympathised with Selangor fans but urged them to be patient as their safety comes before anything else.
“We have spoken to the owner of the PJ Stadium which is the PJ City Council. We are aware we’ll be sharing and we will do so accordingly,” said Johan.
“The (PJ) stadium had recently been repainted blue and we’re not going to come in and paint it all red as we know our limits. But the owner is happy to have us there.
“I guess in certain things we will need to compromise. We will try to make it as homely (for Selangor) as possible but then again, we don’t want to upset PJ City. So, we will need to discuss matters internally.”
For the remaining Super League matches this season, Selangor will temporarily use the UiTM Stadium as their home venue. The Red Giants’ home matches are against PC City (Aug 27), Melaka United (Sept 5), UiTM FC (Sept 14) and Felda United (Sept 23) while their away matches are against Sabah (Sept 1, Johor Darul Ta’zim (Sept 9) and Police (Sept 19).