National Stadium, Singapore

Coordinates: 1°18′16″N 103°52′27″E / 1.30444°N 103.87417°E / 1.30444; 103.87417
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1°18′16″N 103°52′27″E / 1.30444°N 103.87417°E / 1.30444; 103.87417

Singapore National Stadium
Stadium Nasional Singapura (Malay)
新加坡国家体育场 (Chinese)
சிங்கப்பூர் தேசிய அரங்கம் (Tamil)
Exterior of the stadium in 2019
Map
Full nameSingapore National Stadium
Address1 Stadium Drive, Singapore 397629
LocationKallang, Singapore
Public transit CC6  Stadium
 EW10  Kallang
 TE23  Tanjong Rhu
OwnerSport Singapore
OperatorDragages Singapore Pte. Ltd.
Capacity55,000 (Football and Rugby)
52,000 (Cricket)
50,000 (Athletics)
Record attendance52,897 (Manchester United vs Inter Milan, 20 July 2019)[1]
SurfaceEclipse Stabilised Turf
ScoreboardYes
Construction
Broke ground29 September 2010; 13 years ago (2010-09-29)
Opened30 June 2014; 9 years ago (2014-06-30)
Construction costS$1.87 billion
ArchitectArup Associates (Sports venues), DP Architects (Non-sport venues, QP), AECOM (landscape)
Structural engineerArup
Tenants
Singapore national football team (2014–present)
Singapore Sevens (2016–present)
Website
www.sportshub.com.sg

The Singapore National Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in Kallang, Singapore. It serves as the country's national stadium. Opened in 2014, it was constructed on the site of the former National Stadium, which stood from 1973 to 2010. The 55,000-seat facility is the centrepiece of the Singapore Sports Hub, a sports and recreation district that also incorporates nearby Singapore Indoor Stadium and other sporting venues.

One of the largest domed structures in the world, it features a naturally-ventilated design with a retractable roof, and has configurations for football, rugby, athletics and cricket. The roof is made out of insulated metal to reflect sunlight. The stadium serves as the home stadium of the Singapore national football team, served as the main venue of the 2015 Southeast Asian Games, and has hosted matches of the AFF Championship in 2014, 2018, 2020 and 2022. The stadium also holds music concerts.

History[edit]

In 2007, the Singapore government accepted bids for a project to build a new National Stadium and an accompanying sports and recreation district around the stadium (including an aquatics centre). Alpine Mayreder proposed a design inspired by Munich's Allianz Arena, Singapore Gold proposed a design known as "Premier Park" (which would have featured a retractable roof usable as a projection screen), while the Singapore Sports Hub Consortium (SSHC) proposed a design known as the "Cool Dome", a ventilated, horseshoe-inspired stadium with a retractable roof.[2][3][4]

On 19 January 2008, the government named SSHC as its preferred bidder for the Sports Hub project and stadium, with construction slated to be completed by 2011.[2] Minister of Community Development, Youth and Sports Vivian Balakrishnan stated that the SSHC proposal was the "strongest in offering a comprehensive sporting calendar",[2] and "displayed significant strengths in programming, team culture and partnership, functionality and layout".[5]

Construction of the stadium began in 2010 due to the delays caused by the 2008 financial crisis and soaring construction costs. By September 2011, the pilling and the foundation of the stadium was completed and construction on the steelworks of the stadium fixed roof started. In July 2013, the installation of the stadium final primary steel 'runway truss' for the roof was completed marking the completion of the steelworks on the National Stadium's fixed roof in preparation for installation of the retractable roof.[6][7] The stadium was set to be completed in April 2014. In February 2014, Sports Hub CEO Philippe Collin Delavaud announced that it would miss the deadline, and not open until June 2014.[8]

The stadium's first sporting event was the inaugural World Club 10s rugby tens tournament in June 2014.[9]

Design[edit]

Retractable roof of the stadium

The stadium features a 75,000 m2 (810,000 sq ft), 83 m (272 ft)-tall steel dome with a retractable roof, which was stated to be the largest dome structure in the world. Due to Singapore's tropical climate, the stadium's roof is designed to reflect sunlight in order to insulate its interior, while natural airflow is used to cool spectator areas with less energy usage than a venue of comparable size.[10]

The stadium has configurations for football, rugby, athletics, and cricket.[10] In its football and rugby configuration, the lowest tier of seating can be moved forward (covering the running track) to provide a more intimate experience. It takes approximately 48 hours to reconfigure seating arrangements to suit an upcoming event.[11][12][10]

Playing surface[edit]

The stadium initially used Desso GrassMaster—which consists of natural grass interwoven with synthetic fibres—as its playing surface.[13] After experiencing issues with the pitch's quality (which culminated in the New Zealand All Blacks cancelling a rugby match at the stadium during a November 2014 tour due to safety concerns),[14] in May 2015 the GrassMaster surface was replaced by Eclipse Stabilised Turf—a similar hybrid surface produced by Australian company HG Turf.[15]

Singapore Sports Hub CEO Oon Jin Teik stated that the stadium's unique microclimate had posed additional challenges in maintaining the GrassMaster pitch.[16]

Transport[edit]

Mass Rapid Transit[edit]

The stadium is located above the underground Stadium MRT station on the Circle Line. Trains arrive every five to six minutes during off-peak hours, and two to three minutes during peak hours and event days. Other MRT stations nearby are Kallang MRT station on the East–West Line which can be accessed using a sheltered walkway and Tanjong Rhu MRT station on the Thomson–East Coast Line across the Tanjong Rhu Footbridge.

Buses and taxis[edit]

Bus stops are located around the Sports Hub complex along Stadium Walk, Stadium Boulevard and Nicoll Highway, with buses serving nearby districts and the city. Taxi stands are also conveniently available near the National Stadium, Singapore Indoor Stadium and Leisure Park Kallang.

Notable events[edit]

Sports[edit]

SEA Games[edit]

The stadium was one of the venues of the 2015 Southeast Asian Games, hosting the opening and closing ceremonies, athletics, and football.[15]

Football[edit]

The new National Stadium during an international friendly between Brazil and Japan.

The first football match held at the stadium is a friendly match between Singapore Selection XI and Juventus in August 2014. The friendly match between Brazil and Japan in October 2014 was the first sell-out crowd of 55,000 at the stadium.[17] It also hosted the 2014 AFF Suzuki Cup in November 2014.

It is the venue of all the matches of the 2015 Premier League Asia Trophy that is held in Singapore which features Arsenal, Everton, Stoke City and Singapore Selection XI.[18]

The stadium also held the edition of a friendly tournament, the 2017 International Champions Cup which features three major European clubs: Chelsea, Bayern Munich and Inter Milan. The following year, It hosted the 2018 International Champions Cup which also features three big clubs from Europe: Arsenal, Atletico Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain. The 2019 International Champions Cup saw four major European clubs participating in the tournament: Juventus, Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester United and Inter Milan. Cristiano Ronaldo, widely regarded as one of the greatest football players of all time, also played at the stadium scoring a goal against Tottenham.

In 2018, as a participant in the 2018 AFF Championship, Singapore played two matches at the stadium for the group stages as the home team.

As part of the Brazil Global Tour, Brazil played as series of friendlies against Senegal on 10 October 2019 and Nigeria on 13 October 2019 respectively.

On 15 July 2022, the stadium hosted the Standard Chartered Singapore Trophy, a preseason friendly between Premier League clubs Liverpool and Crystal Palace.[19][20][21][22] In May 2023, it was announced that the stadium would host the "Festival of Football" in late-July, which would feature friendlies between Tottenham Hotspur and AS Roma, Liverpool and Leicester City, and Liverpool and Bayern Munich.[23] AS Roma were later replaced by Lion City Sailors of the Singapore Premier League, after the club was forced to pull out of the match after a pair of friendlies in South Korea were cancelled due to financial issues with their promoter.[24][25]

Notable football matches held at the Singapore National Stadium
Date Home Result Away Tournament Attendance Notes
16 August 2014 Singapore Singapore Selection XI 0–5 Italy Juventus Friendly 27,338 1st official match at the New National Stadium
14 October 2014 Japan Japan 0–4 Brazil Brazil Brazil Global Tour 51,577
15 July 2015 (18:00) England Everton 0–0 (Pen: 5–4) England Stoke City 2015 Premier League Asia Trophy 17,843
15 July 2015 (20:30) Singapore Singapore Selection XI 0–4 England Arsenal 29,867
18 July 2015 (18:00) England Stoke City 2–0 Singapore Singapore Selection XI 25,000
18 July 2015 (20:30) England Everton 1–3 England Arsenal 52,107
12 November 2015 Japan Japan 3–0 Singapore Singapore 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification – AFC second round 33,868
10 May 2016 Singapore Tampines Rovers 1–0 Malaysia Selangor 2016 AFC Cup group stage 11,875
13 June 2017 Singapore Singapore 0–6 Argentina Argentina FAS 125th Year (Friendly) 28,000
25 July 2017 England Chelsea 2–3 Germany Bayern Munich 2017 International Champions Cup 48,522
27 July 2017 Germany Bayern Munich 0–2 Italy Inter Milan 23,388
29 July 2017 England Chelsea 1–2 Italy Inter Milan 32,547 Inter Milan is the 2017 ICC Singapore Champions
31 March 2018 Singapore Albirex Niigata Singapore 2–1 Singapore Tampines Rovers 2018 Singapore Community Shield 18,942 It is the league's first season after rebranding from the S.League to the Singapore Premier League.
26 July 2018 Spain Atletico Madrid 1–1 (Pen: 3–1) England Arsenal 2018 International Champions Cup 23,095
28 July 2018 England Arsenal 5–1 France Paris Saint-Germain 50,308
30 July 2018 France Paris Saint-Germain 3–2 Spain Atletico Madrid 50.038
20 July 2019 England Manchester United 1–0 Italy Inter Milan 2019 International Champions Cup 52,897 Record attendance match
21 July 2019 Italy Juventus 2–3 England Tottenham Hotspur 50,443
10 October 2019 Brazil Brazil 1–1 Senegal Senegal Brazil Global Tour 20,621
13 October 2019 Brazil Brazil 1–1 Nigeria Nigeria 20,385
29 December 2021 Indonesia Indonesia 0–4 Thailand Thailand 2020 AFF Championship Final First leg 6,290 Thailand won 6–2 on aggregate.
1 January 2022 Thailand Thailand 2–2 Indonesia Indonesia 2020 AFF Championship Final Second leg 7,429
15 July 2022 England Liverpool 2–0 England Crystal Palace Standard Chartered Singapore Trophy (Friendly) 50,217
26 July 2023 Singapore Lion City Sailors 1–5 England Tottenham Hotspur Tiger Cup (Friendly) 25,095
30 July 2023 England Liverpool 4–0 England Leicester City Standard Chartered Singapore Trophy (Friendly) 28,597
2 August 2023 England Liverpool 3–4 Germany Bayern Munich 49,983

Rugby[edit]

The stadium's inaugural event was the inaugural World Club 10s tournament in June 2014.[9]

The stadium hosts the Singapore Sevens, a stop on the World Rugby Sevens Series.[26][27]

Concerts[edit]

Concerts from artists based outside Asia are highlighted in light blue.

National Day Parade[edit]

On 9 August 2016, the new National Stadium hosted Singapore's National Day Parade (NDP). The event had been frequently held at the old National Stadium in the past, and had been temporarily held at The Float at Marina Bay–a temporary venue on Marina Bay built to host outdoor sports and cultural events while the new National Stadium was being constructed. The design of the stadium resulted in limitations and modifications to the event, including the traditional military flypast and fireworks being obstructed by the stadium's dome, armoured military vehicles being unable to drive on the stadium's tracks,[76][77] and the Red Lions being unable to parachute into the dome due to safety concerns.[78] The parade thus incorporated different features, such as light shows (including a segment featuring models of Singaporean landmarks illuminated with projection mapping effects), large "puppets", and other artistic presentations.[78][79]

The event faced mixed reception for its increased costs over the event held at The Float.[78] Under the contract between the Sports Hub and Singapore Government, NDP organisers were allowed 45 days of free annual usage of the venue. However, technicians and performers reported that the time frame needed to be extended to 80 days, to which the Sports Hub requested an additional $26 million but was reportedly reduced to $10 million.[80]

In October 2017, it was announced that The Float would be redeveloped as a permanent venue known as NS Square, and serve as the primary venue for the NDP when not held at The Padang every five years. The decision raised questions over whether the costs of renting the stadium would diminish the legacy that the former National Stadium had as a site for community events. Contrarily, it was argued that not hosting the NDP at the new National Stadium would free up its schedule for major international sporting events, especially during the summer months.[81][82] Bids to host the Asia Masters Athletics Championships and the Merlion Cup at the stadium had also previously been stalled by costs demanded by the facility.[83] With the construction of NS Square expected to begin in 2023 and last through 2026, organisers stated that the 2024 NDP could return to the new National Stadium.[84]

Religious gatherings[edit]

In May 2019, the National Stadium hosted the Celebration of Hope, a three-day evangelistic event led by Rennis Ponniah.[85]

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