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: 55,800
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 (First Opening)
26 July 2015 (Official Opening)
Construction cost S$1.3 billion est.
Architect Arup Sport (Sports Venues), DP Architects (Non-Sport Venues, QP), AECOM (landscape)

The Singapore Sports Hub is a sports complex 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 lain 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
OCBC Aquatic Centre
Singapore Indoor Stadium
OCBC Arena
Skate Park
Beach Volleyball Area
Outdoor Basketball Court

The Singapore Sports Hub is a state-of-the-art, fully integrated sports, entertainment and lifestyle hub that will allow everyone in Singapore to watch, play and support sports and entertainment.[5] The facilities at the new 35-hectare Sports Hub include:

  • A new 55,000 capacity National Stadium with a retractable roof, localised comfort cooling for spectators and rectractable seating capability for hosting a multitude of events
  • The Singapore Indoor Stadium, for hosting a wide variety of sports and entertainment events
  • OCBC Aquatic Centre, a 6,000 seating capacity with 10 lane competition pool and 8 lane training pool using cooler water;
  • OCBC Arena, with facilities which are scalable, modular and flexible in layout for multi-purpose usage;
  • A Water Sports Centre to enhance sports offerings such as canoeing or kayaking in the newly developed Kallang Basin;
  • Kallang Wave Mall, 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;
  • Splash-N-Surf, a water park for kids aged up to 12
  • 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]

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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