Gelora Bung Tomo Stadium

Stadion Gelora Bung Tomo is a multi-purpose stadium in Benowo, Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia. It is a part of the Surabaya Sports Center. The rest of the sports complex consists of an indoor stadium and a mosque. This stadium is used mostly for football matches. It replaced the older Gelora 10 November Stadium.The stadium is used for football matches and is a new base for Persebaya Surabaya. GBT can accommodate 40,000 spectators.[2] The stadium is named after Bung Tomo, who is a National Hero of Indonesia. It will host matches of the 2021 FIFA U-20 World Cup.

Stadion Gelora Bung Tomo
Stadion Gelora Bung Tomo
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Gelora Bung Tomo.jpg
Front view
Stadion Gelora Bung Tomo is located in Surabaya
Stadion Gelora Bung Tomo
Stadion Gelora Bung Tomo
Location in Surabaya
LocationBenowo, Surabaya, Jawa Timur, Indonesia
Coordinates7°13′23.8″S 112°37′21.8″E / 7.223278°S 112.622722°E / -7.223278; 112.622722Coordinates: 7°13′23.8″S 112°37′21.8″E / 7.223278°S 112.622722°E / -7.223278; 112.622722
Public transitKereta Api Indonesia Benowo
Suroboyo bus (vector).svg Gunung Anyar–Benowo
OwnerGovernment of Surabaya
Capacity45,000[1]
Capacity history
  • 55,000 (2010–2020)
    45,000 (2020–present)
SurfaceZoysia Japonica
Construction
Broke ground2008
Built2008–2010
Opened6 August 2010; 12 years ago (2010-08-06)
Renovated2019 - 2020
Construction costIDR500 billion (2008–2010) IDR100 billion (2019–2020)
Tenants
Persebaya Surabaya (since 2010)

HistoryEdit

Groundbreaking occurred on 1 January 2008. Construction cost was estimated at Rp100 billion. The arena was designed by Malay architects KLIA. Stadion Gelora Bung Tomo was officially opened by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on 11 August 2010.

UsageEdit

Major concerts and other showsEdit

The stadium has hosted major concerts and shows by many famous artists and bands, spanning many different genres.

Date Artist/Band/ Event
27 February 2013 Noah Noah Concert Tour
20 June 2013 Aaron Kwok (郭富城) Dream Will Fade Away Tour (夢難留)
9 July 2013 7icons The Journey of Love Tour
7 August 2013 Zhuang Xue Zhong (莊學忠) Grateful Heart Tour (感恩的心)
15 August 2013 Bunga Citra Lestari Habibie & Ainun Tour
16 August 2013 Albert Effendy Mari Bercinta Tour
23 August 2013 Blink Putih Abu-Abu [id] Tour
24 August 2013 The Sisters The Journey of Love [id] Tour
30 August 2013 Shireen Sungkar & Marsha Aruan [id] Cinta Fitri Tour
31 August 2013 The Sisters The Journey of Love [id] Tour
6 September 2013 Nikita Willy Lebih Dari Indah [id] Tour
14 September 2013 Maudy Ayunda Tiba-Tiba Cinta Datang Tour
23 December 2018 Total Oil Indonesia Total Cornering Motor

RenovationsEdit

To accommodate the stadium facilities for the 2021 FIFA U-20 World Cup, renovations are being done to the stadium. Including the installation of the scoreboard in the north upper tribune, repainting and repairing the facade, and adding seats to the stadium to make it a suitable all-seater stadium. The seats are arranged in a mosaic based in a green color representing the home team colors of Persebaya.

The Bung Tomo ornament and the stadium sign is already installed outside the Gelora Bung Tomo and also the floodlights (2400 lux) in December 2020. The first test of the new floodlights was in December, the second test of the new floodlights was increased at the brightness of 3500 lux. Three training fields are now finished. The floodlights were tested after the installation and the brightness is 800 lux, the second test in March 2021 was now in 1200 lux.

GalleryEdit

An inside panorama of Gelora Bung Tomo

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Stadion Gelora Bung Tomo Bakal Pakai Single Seat, Kapasitas Penonton Kemungkinan Berkurang 15 Ribu".
  2. ^ (in Indonesian) [1]

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