This Semuanya Bola article mentioned that it shouldn’t come as a surprise why Johor Bahru was AFC’s choice to host Group I matches of elite Asian club football competition, the AFC Champions League (ACL)
“Besides JDT themselves being involved in the group, having basic facilities making it convenient to host is another reason why Johor Bahru was selected,” according to the article.
“Besides the Sultan Ibrahim Stadium, matches can also take place at the Tan Sri Dato’ Haji Hassan Yunos Stadium that was previously used as a venue. Johor Bahru is seen as an exciting venue due to the facilities prepared by JDT for competing teams.
“Other criterias set by the AFC for a venue and a team to be a host are logistics requirements. It is not a problem for a club like JDT because they already have all the basic facilities required.
“The club also have several training pitches that meet international standards to be used separately by all the competing clubs — something not readily available at other clubs.”
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