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IN PHOTOS: Kuala Lumpur Sports City ready for 2017 Southeast Asian Games

By: - Reporter / @jwpayoINQ
/ 05:30 PM July 29, 2017

A vibrant sports hub awaits the region’s best athletes when Malaysia hosts the 2017 Southeast Asian Games from Aug. 19 to 30.

Showcasing world-class infrastructure, the Kuala Lumpur Sports City boasts of a massive National Stadium at its heart. The multi-million project spearheaded by Malaysian Resources Corp. Berhad (MRCB) and Populous also features the refurbished National Aquatic Centre, the Axiata Arena, the National Hockey Stadium and a sprawling plaza.

Photos by Jasmine W. Payo and MRCB.

Aerial view of the world-class Kuala Lumpur Sports City.

KL2-The new National Stadium sits at the heart of the sprawling Kuala Lumpur Sports City complex.

KL3-Twisted blades wrap the National Stadium. The design provides protection from the sun and also allows natural ventilation.

KL4-A canopy walkway linking KL Sports City to the train station makes it accessible to sports fans.

KL5-The lit-up LED facade of the National Stadium. Like a big digital wall, it can flash images as each blade can be programmed into any kind of color or graphic.

KL6-Boasting a seating capacity of 85,700, the National Stadium looks just as impressive inside. It also features high-definition big screens and state-of-the-art lights and sounds.

KL7-Check out the pixelated seats at the National Stadium. It’s a design concept that gives the illussion of a crowd even if the stadium is empty.

KL8-Check out the pixelated seats at the National Stadium. It’s a design concept that gives the illussion of a crowd even if the stadium is empty.

KL9-The posh corporate suites featuring floor-to-ceiling glass at the National Stadium.

KL10-One of the modern locker rooms at the National Stadium.

KL11-The ice baths inside the National Stadium locker rooms.

KL12-The facade of the National Aquatic Centre.

KL13-A 10,000 square meter, single piece membrane roof from France provides shade for athletes at the competition pool and diving platform at the National Aquatic Centre.

KL14-A 10,000 square meter, single piece membrane roof from France provides shade for athletes at the competition pool and diving platform at the National Aquatic Centre.

KL15-The warm-up pool at the National Aquatic Centre has a movable floor that can go all the way up and serve as a multi-functional space.

KL16-The Axiata Arena, where badminton will be played, features a perforated steel facade.

KL17-The refurbished National Hockey Stadium.

KL18-The KL Sports City makes sure it has ample green space as thousands of trees and shrubs nestle inside the complex.

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