Merdeka.com – Deputy Governor of DKI Jakarta Ahmad Riza Patria ensured that the inauguration of the inaugural Jakarta International Stadium (JIS) was held on Sunday (24/7).
“There were various activities when it was inaugurated on July 24,” said Riza Patria in Kemayoran, Jakarta, Sunday (17/7).
In addition, Riza also revealed that there will be a match football from Persija Jakarta at the inauguration of JIS.
He also has not provided details whether the name of the stadium will continue to use the Jakarta International Stadium (JIS) or use another name.
Some time ago, historian JJ Rizal suggested that the name JIS be changed to the name of a national hero, MH Thamrin.
He even initiated the name proposal through an online petition and the results of the petition have been submitted to the Governor of DKI Jakarta Anies Baswedan who stated that he accommodated these aspirations.
Previously, the Daily Executive of DKI Jakarta Regional Secretary Sigit Wijatmoko explained that at the inauguration of JIS there would also be musical entertainment.
However, he has not disclosed the details of the inauguration activities, including the musicians who will fill the inauguration event because the DKI Jakarta BUMD that built the JIS, namely Jakarta Propertindo (Jakpro).
Previously, JIS had gone through an initial inauguration (soft launching) on April 19, 2022, which was marked by the 2021 International Youth Championship (IYC) tournament.
Initially, the DKI Provincial Government scheduled the inauguration of the stadium with a capacity of 82 thousand seats on Saturday, June 25, 2022 during the peak of DKI’s 495th Anniversary.
However, the inauguration was canceled by the DKI Jakarta Provincial Government.
Although it has not been inaugurated for the first time, JIS has been used for several activities including entertainment in the form of music concerts and religious activities.
The music concert for the 495th anniversary of DKI was held at JIS and Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha prayers were held outside the JIS stadium area.