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Gelora Bung Karno Sports Palace (Indonesian: Istana Olahraga Gelora Bung Karno, abbreviated as Istora) is an indoor sporting arena located in Gelora Bung Karno Sports Complex, Jakarta, Indonesia. The capacity of the arena after 2018 reopening is 7,166. This arena is usually used for badminton tournaments. Its maiden event was the 1961 Thomas Cup.[3]

Istana Olahraga Gelora Bung Karno
Istora, Istora Senayan
Istora AG18 (2).jpg
Former namesIstana Olahraga Senayan
(until 24 September 1962, 1969–2001)
LocationGelora, Tanah Abang, Central Jakarta
Coordinates6°13′13.2″S 106°48′22.5″E / 6.220333°S 106.806250°E / -6.220333; 106.806250
OwnerGovernment of Indonesia
(via Ministry of State Secretariat)
OperatorPusat Pengelolaan Komplek Gelora Bung Karno (Gelora Bung Karno Complex Management Center)
Capacity7,166[1]
Field size50 by 25 metres (55 by 27 yd)
SurfaceWood
ScoreboardSeiko
Construction
Broke ground8 February 1960 (entire complex)
Opened21 May 1961
Renovated2016–2017
Closed2016–2018
Reopened23 January 2018
Construction cost$12,500,000 (1958, entire complex)
Rp132 billion (2016–2017)[2]
Tenants
Indonesia Open (badminton)
Indonesia Masters (badminton)
Website
GBK.id/istora

It was also used during the 1962 Asian Games and was renovated to host the 2018 edition. Its first post-renovation event was the 2018 Indonesia Masters. During the latter Games, it hosted the badminton and later stages of basketball events.

The arena will stage the 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup, becoming the only Indonesian venue in the three-country joint bid.

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DevelopmentEdit

Istora had a U-shaped indoor lobby attached on its front since some time after the 1960s to 2016. The court and tribune were surrounded by multi-functional rooms.[4] All those were demolished during the subsequent renovation.[5] The rooms are incorporated underneath the tribune, leaving no other buildings attached to it.

During the latest renovation, there were already some delft blue single seats installed on the mid-section of west and east tribune along with yellow (4 corners) and green (mid-section of north and south tribune) wooden bleachers. Those were scrapped and replaced by single seats, consist of 3 shades of grey. However, to preserve the memory of the old Istora, there are five rows of seat using new all-brown wooden bleachers, placed near Gate 1.

Notable concertsEdit

Date Artist(s) Tour Attendance Revenue
17 October 1995 Take That Nobody Else Tour N/A
23 February 2007 Muse Black Holes and Revelations Tour 7,000 N/A
20 October 2007 The Black Eyed Peas Black Blue & You Tour N/A
2 June 2009 The Pussycat Dolls Doll Domination Tour N/A
17 August 2009 The All-American Rejects I Wanna Rock Tour N/A
3 August 2010 Slash 2010 World Tour N/A
29 October 2010 Simply Red N/A
10 January 2011 N.E.R.D N/A
22 January 2011 Ne-Yo Libra Scale Tour N/A
5 April 2011 Bruno Mars The Doo-Wops & Hooligans Tour N/A
27 April 2011 Maroon 5 Hands All Over Tour N/A
17 January 2012 Simple Plan Get Your Heart On! Tour N/A
20 September 2012 The Wanted Live in Jakarta N/A
4 October 2012 Maroon 5 Overexposed Tour N/A
5 October 2012
24 March 2013 Demi Lovato A Special Night with Demi Lovato N/A
10 May 2013 Sigur Rós World Tour 2013 N/A
12 March 2014 Avril Lavigne The Avril Lavigne Tour N/A
22 May 2015 Boyzone BZ20 Tour N/A
1 March 2019 Kodaline Politics of Living Tour N/A

Notable international sporting eventsEdit

GalleryEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Ganesha, Amal (23 January 2018). "Jokowi Inaugurates Newly Renovated Istora Sports Hall". jakartaglobe.id. Retrieved 3 October 2018.
  2. ^ Femi Diah (18 October 2017). "Potensi Masalah Setelah Istora Tiba-Tiba Jadi Venue Basket Asian Games 2018". detik.com. Retrieved 10 December 2017.
  3. ^ Bagas Abdiel (18 January 2017). "Indonesia Pertahankan Piala Thomas 1961 di Istora Senayan". okezone.com. Retrieved 10 December 2017.
  4. ^ "Unit 3 : Istora". gelorabungkarno.co.id (in Indonesian). PPKGBK. 4 September 2010. Archived from the original on 2 July 2015. Retrieved 18 October 2018.
  5. ^ Mercy Raya (29 September 2017). "Mengembalikan Keaslian Istora 1962". Detik.com (in Indonesian).

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