|Tuesday, August 31, 1999 - 42nd
Spectacular sites By Wani Muthiah
Bukit Jalil stadium
Part of the massive National Sports Complex, the outdoor stadium which cost RM554mil has a seating capacity of 100,000 and has 200 seats for the disabled.
Work on the stadium began in 1994 and was completed just before the Commonwealth Games last year. The stadium was venue of the Games' opening and closing ceremonies as well as the athletic events.
With a total area of 76,000 sq metres, its bowl shape is emphasised by the three overlapping spectator tiers which give the stadium a dramatic look.
In addition to a nine-lane 400m track, the stadium also has a 9 x 400m synthetic track lane and a 6m x 600m track specially for warming-up.
When the stadium is not in use, the seats which are in various colours create the visual effect of the Malaysian flag in motion.
High-tech features include a dynamic sound system to broadcast music and messages as well as a pre-programmed flood-lighting system.
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