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Manahan Stadium Hosts the FIFA U-17 World Cup with Modern Flair

Zulfa Zia'ul Huda · November 9th, 2023
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The FIFA U17 World Cup, scheduled in Indonesia from November to December, has prompted the Indonesian government to invest in international standard stadiums and infrastructure for the event. Among the four selected stadiums for the matches, Manahan Stadium in Surakarta, Central Java, stands out.

Manahan Stadium with its modern architectural excellence, is ready to hold the FIFA U17 World Cup matchesManahan Stadium with its modern architectural excellence, is ready to hold the FIFA U17 World Cup matches

With a capacity of 19,700, it has been designated for hosting the semifinal and final matches. This choice was influenced by its strategic location and compliance with FIFA's stadium requirements, particularly those related to climate change, where the stadium roof structure must adapt to varying weather conditions while preserving its aesthetic values.  

This stadium roof structure is constructed using COLORBOND Gull Grey material that has been known for its resilience in Indonesia's ever-changing weather conditions, which are often impacted by climate change. This material not only withstands the elements but also regulates the stadium's internal temperature by reflecting sunlight, minimizing heat absorption.

Besides its endurance, the grey color of the material serves a practical purpose and elevates the stadium's aesthetic appeal, giving it a modern and distinctive look. The marriage of grey roofing and red façade creates a captivating visual contrast, making the stadium a striking architectural centerpiece from every angle.

Manahan Stadium with its modern architectural excellence, is ready to hold the FIFA U17 World Cup matchesManahan Stadium presents a modern and captivating visual aesthetic 

Not only does it enhance the visual aesthetic of the stadium, the COLORBOND Gull Grey, combined with the bowl-shaped roofing structures, adds an element of glamour to the stadium, underlining its identity as an international standard sports facility. The result is that Manahan Stadium transcends the realm of a mere sports venue, emerging as a modern and astonishing architectural marvel, setting a new standard for international sporting arenas. 

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