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Arena Market: Malaysia

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The leading venue for international artists of this level is the 13,800-capacity Axiata Arena in the capital, Kuala Lumpur.

With 2,000 seats and five VIP suites, it can offer production such as centre-hung and ribbon LEDs, audio, Wi-Fi, and more.

Owned by the government, it underwent a major refurbishment in 2017, following a ten-year naming rights deal with telecoms giant Axiata, which saw it rebrand from Putra Indoor Stadium. Upgrades included new seating, a new foyer, and the opening of VIP suites.

Past acts include Shawn Mendes, EXO, and Adam Danial. The venue is part of the KL Sports City Complex, which also includes the 85,000-capacity Bukit Jalil National Stadium, which was due to host Justin Bieber in October 2022, and smaller sports venues.

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