Informasi tentang klub sepakbola Indonesia "Sriwijaya FC" (Bahasa Inggris)
Sriwijaya Football Club, which is commonly referred to simply as Sriwijaya, is an Indonesian football club based in Palembang, Province of South Sumatra, Indonesia. They are now playing in Indonesia Super League.
Although being a football representative from the Province of South Sumatra, Sriwijaya was actually founded in Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia, as Persijatim East Jakarta in 1976. Because of some financial reasons, the club decided to move to Solo City and become Persijatim Solo Football Club. The financial condition, however, did not improve until the Province of South Sumatra bought the ownership of the team and renamed the team Sriwijaya Football Club.
The construction of the stadium began on January 23, 2001. It was built after the city of Palembang was appointed for the host for PON XVI on September 2, 2004. The stadium's name is derived from the Srivijaya maritime empire which centred is in Palembang and succeeded in uniting western region of the archipelago from the 7th century to the 12th century. Beside being the base for Sriwijaya F.C., it also was used as one of the stadiums that hold the match in the 2007 Asian Cup as a companion for the Gelora Bung Karno Stadium. This stadium is also the third largest stadium in Indonesia, after the Gelora Bung Karno Stadium and Palaran Stadium. The stadium was recognized by the international standards. A record number of spectators was recorded in the stadium during the competition the 2008-09 Indonesia Super League when Sriwijaya entertained Persija Jakarta. The number exceeds the number of spectators on the opening of PON XVI.