Pitch problems at the National Stadium in Bukit Jalil have forced the move.
Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) have confirmed this year’s Malaysia Cup final will be moved to the Shah Alam Stadium.
The National Stadium in Bukit Jalil was initially set to stage the competition’s showpiece but after the pitch was deemed unfit for purpose FAM instigated a change of venue, with the 110,000 capacity venue set to be put out of commission for the next 10 months.
“Due to the latest development on the pitch condition, we have had discussion again with the Malaysian Stadium Board to get an in-depth explanation from them on the usage of National Stadium,” Local Competition Committee chairman Datuk Afandi Hamzah announced to Sports247.
“So from the feedback we have received from the Stadium Board, we will not be able to use the Bukit Jalil Stadium at least until June next year and that means some of the matches in that duration will need a new venue.
“For the Malaysia Cup final, we have agreed for the date to remain the same but the match will be switched to the Shah Alam Stadium.
Afandi also confirmed also confirmed the Malaysian national team’s Asian Cup qualifying matches against Bahrain (Oct 15) and Qatar (Nov 19) would be affected.
“The same goes to the Asian Cup qualifying matches involving our national team against Bahrain (Oct 15) and Qatar (Nov 19) .
“Those matches are most likely to be played in Shah Alam too.”