Palangka Raya, Central Kaliman (ANTARA) - PalangTuah Pahoe Stadium in Palangka Raya City, Central Kalimantan, is ready to host the Indonesian football tournament Liga 2's Group D matches, according to the CEO of the Central Kalimantan football club Kalteng Putra.

"The Tuah Pahoe Stadium is ready to host Liga 2's Group D matches," the club's local organizing committee head, Sigit Widodo, who relayed the club CEO Agustiar Sabran's statement, said here on Monday.

Liga 2's Group D comprises Kalteng Putra, Persiba Balikpapan, Mitra Kukar, Sulut United, Persepar Waropen, and PSBS Biak football clubs, with the first match between Kalteng Putra and Persiba Balikpapan scheduled on Wednesday (Oct 6), Widodo noted.

The committee head urged supporters to support their club from home instead of attending the match at the stadium, as television channels will broadcast the match for supporters.

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"Supporters can support their clubs from home, as the national football association and PT LIB -- the Liga 2 organizer -- are yet to allow supporters attending the match at the stadium," he remarked.

Despite public spectators not being allowed, the organizer has permitted supporters to display their support banners at designated spots at the stadium's north and south tribunes, he stated.

"Their support banners should be placed in an orderly manner, and the content should not offend any ethnic group, religion, or race," Widodo emphasized.

Athletes and officials of Mitra Kukar, Sulut United, and Persewar Waropen football clubs had arrived in Palangka Raya, while the rest of the Group D clubs will be in the city for several days, the organizer committee head noted.

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Athletes and officials attending the match are also necessitated to observe strict health protocols encompassing registration on mobile contact tracing application PeduliLindungi and body temperature checks upon entry at the stadium, Widodo remarked.

"The stadium's total capacity has been restricted to 299 people, and entry is permitted only to those, who submitted their COVID-19 antigen test certificates confirming their negative status taken before and at the match day," Widodo noted.

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Translator: Kasriadi/Adi W, Nabil Ihsan
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