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SPICE Indoor Stadium

Subterranean Penang International Convention and Exhibition Centre Indoor Stadium
Former names Penang International Sports Arena
Location Penang
Owner Penang Island City Council
Operator SP Setia
Capacity 13,000 maximum
Field size 3000 sq meters
Built 2000
Renovated 2011
Construction cost RM300 million (whole project)

The Subterranean Penang International Convention and Exhibition Centre (SPICE) Indoor Stadium, previously known as the Penang International Sports Arena (PISA), is an indoor arena located in Penang, Malaysia.


  • Background 1
    • History 1.1
  • Notable events 2
  • References 3


The SPICE Indoor Stadium is part of the SPICE development project which, other than the Indoor Stadium, also includes a club, a public park and a 4 star hotel with retail shoplots.[1]

The arena is the largest multi-purpose indoor venue in Malaysia outside of Kuala Lumpur, and has a floor area of 3,000 square meters as well as 10,000 permanent seats and 3000 retractable seats. It can also accommodate up to 3,000 guests for a sit-down banquet or 140 standard exhibition booths.[2] The arena is partially built under the ground.[3]


The construction of the arena was completed in 2000 in time for the 2000 SUKMA Games, which was one of the first events held in PISA.[4]

In 2011, a public-private partnership (PPP) project was undertaken between the Penang Municipal Council and Malaysian property developer SP Setia to complete the SPICE project, whereby SP Setia would bear most of the estimated RM300 million cost for the construction of the SPICE project, and would be given a 30-year concession to manage and maintain SPICE and collect the rental fees.[5]

Notable events

The arena hosts the Pikom PC fair in Penang every year. Another famous event hosted before is the Disney's Mickey Magic Show, on November 2007.


  1. ^ "penang travel tips spice". Retrieved 17 May 2015. 
  2. ^ Expatriate Malaysia - Penang International Sports Arena (PISA)
  3. ^ "The Star". Retrieved 18 May 2015. 
  4. ^ Bayan Baru E-Community
  5. ^ "TMI". Retrieved 18 May 2015. 

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