Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Liga 1 2019 Home Grounds
Liga 1 finally kicks off today after one of the longest pre-seasons in living memory. The 2018 campaign finished last December, some may argue it hasn't fully finished with Piala Indonesia on going, so just a six month break for clubs who notoriously are low on funds.
A new season of course means new teams and new grounds and not just with the promoted clubs so for those who are interested here is a run through of which Liga 1 team will, could, may play where.
As you can see, time zones and islands aren't a consideration when it comes to the more nomadic clubs finding a home base. Rather, economics. Given the number of flights involved each season, being based more centrally while a stadium is being renovated makes fiscal sense.
Arema - Kanjuruhan though in recent years they have flirted with the more central Gajayana Stadium as they bid to stem falling attendances. Their Piala Presiden triumph may change that.
Badak Lamung - Sumpah Pemuda, Bandar Lampung
Bali United - Kapten I Wayan Dipta
Barito Putera - Demang Lehman Stadium, Martapura while their own May 17th Stadium is being renovated
Bhayangkara - PTIK Stadium, Jakarta and Patriot Stadium, Bekasi
Borneo - Segiri Stadium
Kalteng Putra - Sultan Agung Stadium, Bantul while Tuan Pahoe Stadium is being renovated
Madura United - Gelora Madura, Pamekasan and Gelora Bangkalan
Persebaya - Bung Tomo Stadium, Surabaya
Persela - Surajaya Stadium, Lamongan
Persib - Si Jalak Harupat, Soreang
Persija - Bung Karno Stadium, Jakarta though expect them to move around a bit!
Persipura - I have read they will start the season at Sultan Agung Stadium while their Mandala Stadium is being renovated
PSIS - Moch Soebroto Stadium, Magelang while their Jatidiri Stadium is being renovated
PSM - Andi Mattalata Stadium, Makassar. AFC Cup ties being played at Pakansari Stadium, Cibinong
PSS - Maguwoharjo Stadium, Sleman
Semen Padang - Haji Agus Stadium, Padang
Tira Persikabo - Pakansari Stadium, Cibinong