The 2017 Southeast Asian Games (Malay: Sukan Asia Tenggara 2017), officially known as the 29th Southeast Asian Games (Malay: Sukan Asia Tenggara ke-29) and commonly known as Kuala Lumpur 2017 is a Southeast Asian multi-sport event that will take place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 19 to 30 August 2017, with 404 events in 38 sports to be featured in the games. This will be the sixth time Malaysia host the games and its first time since 2001. Previously, it also hosted the 1965, 1971, 1977 and 1989 editions of the games.
The national stadium can accommodate an approximately 80,00 of people and will warmly welcome the fans of the 4,888 athletes of 11 countries that will compete starting on August 19 until August 30 in the SEA Games’ 39 sport categories and 404 events.
The opening ceremony of the 29th Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games), branded as Kuala Lumpur 2017 (KL 2017), will be on August 19, 2017 in the National Stadium in Bukit Jalil, Malaysia.
The 29th Southeast Asian Games had 36 venues for the games, 19 in Kuala Lumpur, 10 in Selangor, 3 in Putrajaya, 2 in Negeri Sembilan and 1 each in Terengganu and Kedah respectively.
After 16 years, Malaysia is once again hosting the SEA Games and ASEAN Para Games which will be branded as Kuala Lumpur 2017. The year 2017 will also mark Malaysia's 60th year of independence - an important milestone in our young nation's history.