Axiata Arena gets ready for Pacquiao-Matthysse fight

Inside Manila
PUBLISHED June 26, 2018 01:55 pm | UPDATED June 26, 2018 02:16 pm
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(Inside Manila) The much-awaited super match between People's Champ Manny Pacquiao and Argentinian fighter Lucas Matthysse is all set on July 15 and it only deserves one of the best sports facilities in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.


"Fight of Champions" will be held at the Axiata Center, formerly called Putra Indoor Stadium, which is located in the premise of the National Sports Complex of Bukit Jalil in the said city. It is walking distance from other sports facilities such as the Bukit Jalil National Stadium, National Hockey Stadium, National Squash Centre, and the National Aquatic Center.


The arena has 13,000 upholstered seats and 3,000 retractable seats. It has three main doors leading to a rectangular arena 69x39.4 large, which can adapt to various sports formats.


The complex was formally opened on August 15, 2009 and was rebranded last January 26, 2017 in partnership between Axiata Group Berhad and Perbadanan Stadium Malaysia.


Axiata Arena is designed to become the landmark for the redevelopment of Bukit Jalil Sports Complex, which will be known as KL Sports City when completed in July. It was also the main hub of various sporting events in the 29th SEA Games and 9th ASEAN Para Games last year.


Aside from international sporting events, the Axiata Arena has also served as the concert venue for international music superstars such as Westlife, Super Junior, Jacky Cheung, Adam Lambert, Alicia Keys, Taylor Swift, Michael Buble, and Bruno Mars.


Catch the Pacquiao-Matthysse “Fight of Champions” bout live from the Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on July 15 via GMA-7, ABS-CBN, ESPN-5, Cignal TV, and Sky Cable.


Tickets are available at: https://myticket.asia

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