Singapore Sports Hub

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Singapore Sports Hub
Singapore Sports Hub.jpg
Singapore Sports Stadium
from the Sports Hub Boardwalk
Location Kallang, Singapore
Owner Singapore Sports Hub Consortium
Operator Dragages Singapore Pte Ltd
Capacity National Stadium: 55,000
Singapore Indoor Stadium: 13,000
Aquatics Centre: 6,000
Sports Arenas: 3,000
41,000 sqm of commercial pace and supporting leisure and commercial developments.
Construction
Broke ground 29 September 2010
Opened 28 June 2014
Construction cost S$1.3 billion est.
Architect Arup Sport (Sports Venues), DP Architects (Non-Sport Venues, QP), AECOM (landscape)

The Singapore Sports Hub (Chinese: 新加坡体育城; Malay: Hab Sukan Singapura) is a sports complex is located in Kallang, Singapore. It is built on the site of the original National Stadium, for which demolition began on 29 September 2010.[1] Construction on the Singapore Sports Hub began in 2011, with the foundations laid in February 2011. It opened on 28 June 2014.[2] Stadium MRT station serves the Hub .

A football match between Singapore and Juventus was the first football game which took place at the Sports Hub when it opened.[3]

The rugby World Club 10s on 21–22 June 2014 will be the first sporting event to be held at the 55,000 seater stadium. The new annual event will feature top professional club rugby teams from around the world.[4]

Facilities[edit]

Singapore National Stadium from Kallang Footbridge
Singapore Aquatic Centre
Singapore Indoor Stadium
OCBC Arena
Skate Park
Beach Volleyball Area
Outdoor Basketball Court

The facilities of the new 35-hectare Sports Hub will comprise:[5]

  • A new 55,000 capacity National Stadium with a retractable roof and comfort cooling for spectators, which when completed will be the largest free spanning structure in the world;
  • A 6,000-capacity Aquatics Centre complete with leisure facilities;
  • A 3,000-capacity Sports Arenas which will be scalable, modular and flexible in layout;
  • A Water Sports Centre to enhance sports offerings in the Kallang Basin;
  • 41,000 sqm of commercial space for leisure, shopping and dining activities;
  • A Sports Information and Resource Centre (SIRC), comprising a library, a sports museum and an exhibition centre;
  • Sports Promenade for sports and recreational space;
  • Community Areas providing a myriad of community sports activities, including a playground for toddlers, hard courts, skate park, lawn ball, giant chess set, rock climbing, and beach volleyball

Work delays[edit]

Demolition work on the existing National Stadium was slated to begin in 2008, however, the project has been delayed due to the financial crisis of 2007–2010 and high construction costs. The new Sports Hub was initially planned for completion in 2011 but was delayed. In 2008, it was mentioned that barring any major problems, the hub should be ready by 2013 when Singapore hosts the 27th Southeast Asian Games.[6] However in 2009, further delays were announced.[7] In August 2010, it was officially announced that the contract to begin construction had been signed and that construction was finally moving forward with the National Stadium due to be demolished in October 2010 with the completion of the Sports Hub in April 2014. Demolition of the National Stadium started with a groundbreaking ceremony on 29 September, marking the official end of the Grand Old Dame.[8]

Bid process[edit]

Three finalist consortia (Singapore Gold Consortium, Alpine Mayreder, Singapore Sports Hub Consortium) submitted their plans in Feb 2007.[9][10]

On 19 January 2008, the Singapore government awarded the development of the Sports Hub project to Singapore Sports Hub Consortium (SSHC), led by Dragages Singapore Pte Ltd.[11]

During the announcement of the successful bidder at a press conference, the minister of Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports, Dr Vivian Balakrishnan said,

"The Consortium displayed significant strengths in programming, team culture and partnership, functionality and layout. It also offered the best value for money solution for Singapore."[12]

Usage[edit]

Sports[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Singh, Patwant (29 March 2007). "Consortium reveals horse shoe-shaped iconic design for Sports Hub". Channel NewsAsia. 
  2. ^ "Singapore Sports Hub to open completely in mid-June". Channel NewsAsia. 19 February 2014. Retrieved 1 May 2014. 
  3. ^ Wang, Meng Meng (9 July 2013). "Sports Hub: Football match set to be first major event for Hub's official opening in May". The Straits Times. 
  4. ^ Chen, May (27 February 2014). "Sports Hub: Rugby's World Club 10s to kick-off sporting events at new Sports Hub". The Straits Times. 
  5. ^ "World Class Facilities". Singapore Sports Hub. Retrieved 10 July 2013. 
  6. ^ "Sports Hub may now be ready only by 2012". The Straits Times. 17 June 2008. 
  7. ^ "S'pore may not host 2013 SEA Games due to Sports Hub delay". Channel NewsAsia. 30 September 2009. 
  8. ^ "Finally, groundbreaking ceremony for Sports Hub". Channel NewsAsia. 29 September 2010. 
  9. ^ Cheney, Satish (28 March 2007). "All 3 proposals for the new Sports Hub are 'truly spectacular': Vivian Balakrishnan". Channel NewsAsia. 
  10. ^ Singh, Patwant (5 November 2007). "Final race begins on proposals for Singapore Sports Hub". Channel NewsAsia. 
  11. ^ "'Cool Dome' design wins Singapore Sports Hub project". Channel NewsAsia. 19 January 2008. 
  12. ^ "Singapore Sports Hub Consortium, Led By Dragages Singapore Pte Ltd, Selected as Preferred Bidder For Sports Hub Project". Singapore Sports Council. 19 January 2008. 
  13. ^ "2015 SEA Games in Singapore to be held from 5 to 16 June". Channel NewsAsia. Retrieved 30 May 2013. 

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Coordinates: 1°18′15.4″N 103°52′28.6″E / 1.304278°N 103.874611°E / 1.304278; 103.874611