Jakarta, IO – Indonesian basketball lovers will experience an important basketball moment, the topping off of the Indoor Multifunction Stadium (IMS) at the Gelora Bung Karno Complex, Jakarta, which will be inaugurated by President Joko Widodo. The IMS will be the venue for the world’s largest basketball event: the 2023 FIBA World Cup. The topping-off event took place on Friday, January 13, 2023, and was attended by the Minister of Public Works and Public Housing (PUPR) Basuki Hadimuljono, BUMN Minister Erick Thohir, and Youth and Sports Minister Zainudin Amali.
The IMS is a world-class stadium that stands on a 30,270 square meter area, under the management of PPKGBK. The 50,398 square meter stadium is a work of Indonesian youth, intended to facilitate a variety of indoor sporting events; it can accommodate 16,523 spectators. It is located between the Archery Field and Basketball Hall and Squash Court.
The stadium was designed by a collaboration of several production houses, Aboday, Alien Design Consultant and Svein Studio, and was constructed by a consortium of SOEs consisting of PT Adhi Karya, PT Nindya Karya and PT Penta, who worked under the supervision of the Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing.
The building was designed in a modern style to support Indonesia in co-hosting the 2023 FIBA World Cup, with the Philippines and Japan. The IMS Stadium can facilitate basketball matches, badminton, volleyball, tennis, indoor athletics, boxing, and MMA matches. Music concerts can also utilize the venue in the future.
FIBA World Cup 2023 Indonesia Event Director Budi Satrio Djiwandono, who attended the IMS topping-off event, expressed his joy. “This is the day we’ve been waiting for. The topping-off shows the extraordinary support from the government. Today, we can see that our country is ready to host the FIBA World Cup,” said Budi.