Tuesday, May 29, 2007
Menteng Stadium, Jakarta
Before my time, Persija Jakarta played more in Central Jakarta at the Menteng Stadium. Indeed they were better known as Persija Jakarta Pusat. The stadium has now been demolished to be replaced by a public park and car park.
There is of course a dearth of stadiums in Jakarta, Indonesia wide to be fair. Bung Karno holds 100,000 and is too big for run of the mill league games. Lebuk Bulus is too small with a capacity of probably 12-15,000. Last season the capitals second club, Persitara Jakarta North played in Cilegon because their own Tugu Stadium was too small. This season they play in Cengkareng which is not in Jakarta at all but neighbouring Tangerang!