Singapore Indoor Stadium

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Singapore Indoor Stadium
Singapore Indoor Stadium, Dec 05.JPG
Location Kallang, Singapore
Broke ground 1 January 1985
Built 1 March 1987
Opened 31 December 1989
Renovated 1 July 1988
Expanded 1 February 1988
Owner Singapore Sports Council
Operator Singapore Sports Council
Construction cost S$ 90 million
Architect Kenzo Tange
Capacity 12,000
Tenants
Singapore Sports Council
Singapore Slingers
2009 Asian Youth Games

Singapore Indoor Stadium (Chinese: 新加坡室内体育馆, Pinyin: Xīnjīapō shìnèi tǐyùguǎn; Malay: Stadium Tertutup Singapura) is an indoor sports arena, located in Kallang, Singapore.

The stadium is within walking distance of the former Singapore National Stadium, the upcoming Singapore Sports Hub and the New Singapore National Stadium opening in April 2014. Opened in 2010, Stadium MRT station enabled visitors to commute to the stadium via train service.

History[edit]

Construction began on 1 January 1985, and it was built at a cost of S$ 90 million. The arena was designed by Japanese architect Kenzo Tange, and it has a cone shaped roof and a pillarless arena. It was completed on 1 March 1987 and officially opened to public on 1 July 1988.[1]

On 31 December 1989, Singapore Indoor Stadium was officially inaugurated by the 1st Prime Minister of Singapore, Lee Kuan Yew.[1]

Capacity[edit]

Due to its flexible stage configuration, the capacity of the stadium varies from 7,306–7,968 during concerts to 8,126–10,786 during sporting events. Its full capacity is around 12,000.[1]

Stadium Waterfront[edit]

Behind the indoor stadium, there is a waterfront section known as Stadium Waterfront, which has retail shops and restaurants. These offer alfresco dining, along with occasional street markets.[1]

Usage[edit]

Major concerts and shows[edit]

The stadium has hosted major concerts and shows by many famous artists and bands, spanning many different genres.[2]

Sports[edit]

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 1°18′2.5″N 103°52′27.2″E / 1.300694°N 103.874222°E / 1.300694; 103.874222

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