Sultan Ibrahim Stadium

The Sultan Ibrahim Stadium is a football stadium in Iskandar Puteri, Johor, Malaysia. It is named in honor of the state's current ruler, Sultan Ibrahim ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar.[3]

Sultan Ibrahim Stadium
Aerial view of Sultan Ibrahim Stadium (2).jpg
Aerial view of the stadium in 2020
Full nameStadium Sultan Ibrahim
LocationIskandar Puteri, Johor, Malaysia
Coordinates1°28′53″N 103°37′09″E / 1.481513°N 103.619120°E / 1.481513; 103.619120
OwnerJohor Darul Ta'zim
Executive suites10[2]
SurfaceNatural grass (Zeon Zoysia Hybrid)
Broke ground30 January 2016
Opened22 February 2020
Construction costMYR 200 million[1]
ArchitectSaadon Architect, Beijing Institute of Architectural Design
Project managerCGPV Industrial Building System Sdn Bhd
Structural engineerHaikal Jurutera Perunding Sdn Bhd
Services engineerJurutera Perunding FRM Sdn Bhd (M&E), Pakatan Ukur Bahan Sdn Bhd (QS)
General contractorShanghai Baoye Group (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd
Johor Darul Ta'zim (2020–present)

As the new home of Johor Darul Ta'zim of the Malaysia Super League since 2020, the stadium replaced Larkin Stadium which has housed the current team and all previous Johor football teams since 1964. The total cost of the construction was estimated at MYR 200 million.[4][5] The stadium has a capacity for 40,000 spectators and opened on 22 February 2020.[6][7]


Inspired by the banana-leaf, the final concept and design was unveiled by Tunku Ismail in a ceremony held in Iskandar Puteri, Johor. The stadium spans at 140,000 square meters with a total built area of 70,000 square meters and can accommodate up to 40,000 people.[8][9] Red, blue and white LEDs (colours of the Johor flag) are installed outside the stadium for night time illumination.[10] The stadium also includes the club's headquarters, training centre and a megastore.[citation needed]

An integral wind tunnel testing for the stadium's design was conducted by Guangdong Provincial Academy of Building Research Group, a subsidiary of Guangdong Construction Engineering Group Co Ltd.[11]


With the cost of the construction of a new stadium estimated at MYR 200 million,[1] the Sultan of Johor granted the funds needed for the construction.[12]

Country Garden Pacificview Sdn Bhd has been given the responsibility to build the stadium.[9]

In January 2017, the club announced that the construction has been delayed by few months and to be completed between July and year end of 2018 following adjustments made by Tunku Ismail on the stadium's location, technical and design changes.[13][14][15]


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  2. ^ Ooi Kin Fai (14 January 2018). "JDT's commercial success, a good example to follow". Retrieved 28 December 2019.
  3. ^ "New Johor stadium to carry sultan's name". The Rakyat Post. 27 January 2016. Archived from the original on 8 November 2019. Retrieved 29 December 2017.
  4. ^ Zainal, Zulhilmi (28 January 2016). "JDT get Valencia's help in construction of new stadium". PERFORM Media. Retrieved 15 October 2017.
  5. ^ Dampney, James (12 May 2016). "The Crown Prince of ... Asia? An insight into TMJ and his grand plans". Haymarket Media Group. Retrieved 17 October 2017.
  6. ^ "Dawn of new era as JDT prepare for bumper Champions League clash vs Vissel Kobe". FOX Sports Asia. 11 February 2020. Retrieved 14 February 2020.
  7. ^ "Sultan of Johor opens Sultan Ibrahim Stadium". NST Online. 22 February 2020. Retrieved 23 February 2020.
  8. ^ Mohd Yusof, Mohd Fahmi (4 August 2017). "TMJ lancar reka bentuk, konsep Stadium Bola Sepak JDT". BH Online. New Straits Times Press (M) Berhad. Retrieved 15 October 2017.
  9. ^ a b Xiang Yun, Yee (4 August 2017). "New JDT football stadium design unveiled". The Star Online. Star Media Group Berhad. Retrieved 15 October 2017.
  10. ^ "SULTAN IBRAHIM LARKIN STADIUM TO BECOME INTERNATIONAL FOCUS". 22 August 2017. Retrieved 13 October 2017.
  11. ^ Jingxi, Xu (13 December 2016). "Guangdong Construction to step up overseas play". China Daily. Retrieved 27 October 2017.
  12. ^ Said, Halim (27 January 2016). "Sultan of Johor grants funds for development of new stadium and sports city". NST Online. New Straits Times Press Sdn Bhd. Retrieved 8 September 2016.
  13. ^ "SULTAN IBRAHIM LARKIN STADIUM LATEST DEVELOPMENT". Southern Tigers Sdn. Bhd. 2 January 2017. Retrieved 3 January 2017.
  14. ^ Shah, Mohd Farhaan (4 January 2017). "New JDT stadium to be completed in July next year". The Star Online. Star Media Group Bhd. Retrieved 4 January 2017.
  15. ^ Kamaludin, Haslina (14 February 2017). "Pembinaan Stadium Sultan Ibrahim Larkin dilanjutkan". Sinar Online. Sinar Karangkraf Sdn Bhd. Retrieved 15 October 2017.

Coordinates: 1°28′54.2″N 103°37′09.3″E / 1.481722°N 103.619250°E / 1.481722; 103.619250