Detiktoday.com – The headquarters of a football team is important because it is always identical with the culture prevailing at the place where the headquarters is located, which makes many soccer clubs have very strong roots against their respective fans.
There are 13 League 1 clubs in 2020 who plan to choose a home location in Yogyakarta ahead of the rotation of the competition which was delayed due to the corona virus outbreak.
PT Liga Indonesia Baru (LIB) has released an advanced schedule for League 1 2020 which is set to fall on October 1, 2020.
In anticipation of the spread of the corona virus in a match, PT LIB will concentrate the remaining matches of League 1 2020 in Java. The plan was not approved because there were several clubs based outside Java.
In order to overcome the problem of teams based outside Java, PT LIB and PSSI have agreed to appoint several stadiums in Yogyakarta as the choice of home venues.
Unexpectedly, apparently there were 13 teams who also volunteered to visit the Yogyakarta area. In fact, there were only six teams from outside Java, namely Bali United, Borneo FC, Barito Putera, PSM Makassar, Persipura Jayapura, and Persiraja Banda Aceh.
This means that there are seven teams from Java who also want to move their headquarters to Yogyakarta. PT LIB’s Managing Director, Akhmad Hadian, did not explain in detail which team said it wanted to be based in Yogyakarta.
But he confirmed that there were some teams from Java who also wanted to move cages.
“That’s right, it’s not just the team from outside Java who submitted a home base,” Akhmad Hadian said as quoted from Bolasport. Akhmad explained that as many as 13 teams had proposed two stadiums in Yogyakarta as their home in League 1 2020.
The two stadiums in question are Maguwoharjo Stadium, Sleman, and Sultan Agung Stadium, Bantul. “The 13 teams’ choice fell to Maguwoharjo Stadium and Sultan Agung Stadium,” Akhmad said. “The number who voted for (the Stadium) Maguwoharjo and (the Stadium) Sultan Agung is balanced,” he said again.
Furthermore, Akhmad ensured that PT LIB would arrange the schedule in such a way that the clubs could use the two stadiums interchangeably.
PT LIB will also establish virtual communication with all clubs participating in League 1 2020 on Friday (7/17/2020). The discussion will discuss technical matters in the implementation of the league which had not previously been discussed.
“In principle, it will be adjusted in terms of scheduling so that it does not clash. Hopefully the scheduling can be completed soon,” he said.