Choa Chu Kang Stadium
|Choa Chu Kang Stadium|
|Location||Choa Chu Kang, Singapore|
|Opened||March 1, 2001|
|Owner||Singapore Sports Council|
|Operator||Singapore Sports Council|
|Singapore Armed Forces Football Club|
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The Choa Chu Kang Stadium (also known as the CCK Stadium) is part of the Choa Chu Kang Sports and Recreation complex located in Choa Chu Kang, Singapore. The international competition standard, multi-sport facility supports a range of sports and community functions, and opened in the year 2001. The main grandstand has a capacity of 4,000 people.
The stadium itself is home to Singapore Armed Forces FC/SAFFC during the S-league football season. The stadium has become familiar for its elegant and soaring curved white steel roof, with supporting pylons, that covers the main grandstand.
Other international competition standard facilities surrounding the stadium include a 50m Olympic swimming pool, a running track and athletics facilities, and a sports hall supporting indoor sports and activities.
The public can also access further outdoor facilities, such as tennis courts, petanque sandpits, street soccer pitches, as well as indoor facilities, including basketball and badminton courts, a gym and a dance training room.
The Singapore Sports Council operated Sports Complex also caters to local community recreational needs, with a range of fun-oriented pools, including a wave pool, waterslide, bubble pools, children's play pools.
A range of food outlets, a restaurant, a childcare center, shops, and comfortable, relaxing public spaces help make this a community friendly sports and recreation facility.
Identified as an exemplary community and competition sports facility in Singapore, the Choa Chu Kang Sport Complex and Stadium won a Singapore Institute of Architects Merit Award in 2002, and a CIDB Construction Excellence Award in 2003. The design was cited in particular for its exciting entry experience, public concourse, and use of colour, and is a representative example of the work of the architect Alex Ford, working through the local Singaporean practice Elton-Roade.
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