The Kuala Lumpur Sports City precinct will join ASM Global’s portfolio of more than 350 venues worldwide following a partnership between the venue management company and the Malaysian Ministry of Youth and Sports via Perbadanan Stadium Malaysia.
The announcement is a further step forward in the Malaysian Government’s ambition to see the National Sports Precinct at Bukit Jalil develop a world-class reputation as the host of leading sports, entertainment and community events.
“This is further indication of the robust growth of the region and endorsement of the expansion of our regional business activities following the establishment of locally based headquarters,” said Harvey Lister, Chairman and chief executive of ASM Global Asia Pacific and Gulf Region.
“We firmly believe the Malaysia National Stadium and the Axiata Arena have the potential expressed by the Malaysia Sports Ministry and we are proud to welcome the local teams and venues into our ASM Global family and support the precinct in helping deliver more events for the people of Malaysia and the region.”
ASM Global will partner with local Malaysian company Sportswork Sdn Bhd in delivering services for Kuala Lumpur Sports City.
“We see this MOU as a great opportunity for PSM and ASM Global to enhance Kuala Lumpur Sports City to a premier destination in the global sports and event industry,” Malaysia Sports Minister Ahmad Faizal Azumu said.
“Both National Stadium Bukit Jalil and Axiata Arena are iconic properties owned by the Malaysian people, and we owe them a responsibility to ensure these venues make us proud.”