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Posted: 17 November 2004 1704 hrs

No temporary stadium when National Stadium is demolished
By S Ramesh, Channel NewsAsia

SINGAPORE: There are no plans to build a temporary stadium in place of the National Stadium at Kallang when it is demolished for the building of the new sports hub.

The Acting Minister for the Community Development, Youth and Sports says Singapore also does not need an intermediate size stadium for the moment.

Replying to questions in Parliament, Dr Vivian Balakrishnan stressed what's needed is the optimal use of the existing regional stadiums in Singapore for sporting and other activities.

He said: "The Ministry will work to ensure that the facilities are affordable. But having said that, you also have to bear in mind that at the end of the day someone still has to pay for it. It is a question of how much the user will pay versus how much you want the taxpayers to pay. Our prime focus should be to get the overall cost down and we can do that best by running things cost- efficiently."

As for the sports hub, tenders will be called next year and construction start in 2007.

It should be completed by 2010.
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redstone said:
So where would those big sports events be held? Jalan Besar?
Still got Singapore Indoor Stadium mah......I don't think they're demolishing that as well right??

Don't think they'll be hosting any big events b4 the hub is completed.......:yes:
 

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The padang is only held for once of the four years.
Five...not four.

It will be a logistical nightmare for every NDP while this construction goes on then.
 

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Haha...provided it is indeed at the padang.

What if they decide to do the roving NDP thing as they have done years ago?
 

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Tender for Kallang sports hub opens next year

18 Nov 04

By Azrin Asmani

PLANS to turn the grand old dame in the local sporting scene - the National Stadium in Kallang - into a $650 million sprawling sports hub are under way.

The tender to 'design, construct and operate' the hub will be open to private companies next year, said the Acting Minister for Community Development, Youth and Sports, Dr Vivian Balakrishnan, in Parliament yesterday.

And the winner will be announced in 2006, he added.

In the meantime, a financial and legal adviser has been appointed 'to assist us in drawing up the tender specifications', said Dr Balakrishnan.

He was replying to Mr Zainudin Nordin (Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC) and Nominated MP Ng Ser Miang who had asked for an update on the sports hub.

The hub, whose construction is expected to start in 2007, is scheduled to be ready by 2010.

At the heart of it will be a new 55,000-seat stadium, which will replace the current 65,000-seat National Stadium.

Given its minimal impact on the training regime of local sportsmen, Dr Balakrishnan said there are no plans to build a temporary stadium in the interim.

Local and international sporting events can be held at alternative venues such as the regional stadiums in Jalan Besar or Choa Chua Kang as well as the Padang, he added.

Dr Balakrishnan also assured the House that the construction of the hub will not suffer from his ministry's decision to adopt the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) scheme and farm out the work to private companies to take advantage of cost efficiencies.

It 'will not compromise the type and design' of the hub's facilities, he promised.

Dr Balakrishnan said his ministry and the Singapore Sports Council (SSC) would specify the basic design parameters and the types of facilities required for the private-sector developer to adhere to.

'We will aim for a design that befits a national sporting facility,' he added, yet is cost effective and operationally efficient.

He also spelt out the role of the SSC in the sports hub. Apart from reserving facilities for government and community use, the council will also work out the rental charges and ensure that the new facilities remain affordable to all.
 

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Think unique for stadium
Straits Times, Nov 20, 2004


AFTER a tidy sum was spent on the Esplanade performing arts centre, a sports complex of comparable scale is a natural addition to the upgrading of Singapore's leisure infrastructure. Tenders will be called next year for the $650 million complex to go up where the rundown National Stadium stands. By 2010, about the time the MRT Circle Line with a Stadium station is operating, the deserted patch in Kallang should come to life with sports events and rock concerts, clubs and eateries, and specialised shopping. The Indoor Stadium and Kallang Theatre across the road can expect to receive better bookings and attendances, too, as this will be a cluster well served by the all-important rail transport. But, a word of caution. The Durian is justifying its vast expense of $630 million (not counting the prime waterfront land it occupies) with diverse programming that serves both community needs and arts consumers. Since it opened two years ago, Singaporeans who have seldom attended multi-ethnic musical events and shows have got to know the Durian well. For dedicated arts lovers, outstanding acts in music and dance are becoming regular fare. World renowned performers come here for the Esplanade alone, as they have heard about its great acoustic and ultra-modern design. The Durian is serving its purpose, although it still needs state support.

The stadium complex in contrast could suffer the chronic under-capacity that afflicts sports projects the world over. The present National Stadium has been vacant more often than was gainfully occupied in its three decades. The full-house period of Malaysia Cup football, the South-east Asia Games and National Day parades were its red-letter days. These were all too few. This is not to dispute the need for a new-generation stadium. What should preoccupy the planners and the chosen builders is ideas on making better use of the new National Stadium than is conventionally thought possible. The Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports wants wider access to its facilities for the community. This is a start. One design innovation that can have far-reaching benefit is to convert the stadium into exhibition space, to supplement the Expo halls and Suntec City. An artificial pitch and a retractable roof would be necessary investments in a high-tech configuration. The design brief for tenderers has to move away from the traditional and parochial, towards modular functions.

http://straitstimes.asia1.com.sg/sub/review/story/0,5562,286020,00.html?
 

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National Stadium redevelopment - New Sports HUb

Hope that the new stadium will have a automatic roof (same as the sport car on the road) that can be close or shut during raining day. :)


The Sporting Singapore report recommended the re-building of our national stadium into a multi-purpose sports hub. Built in 1973, our current national stadium is 30 years old, and is inadequate for attracting and staging high-quality sports and entertainment events.

"Sports stadia of today are no longer built for sports events alone, but are designed for multi-purpose use. Increasingly, other countries are recognising the vibrancy, excitement and economic spin-offs that sports stadia and major events can bring to the urban and social environment.

"The Sports Hub that replaces the National Stadium will be a new lifestyle centre with sport as a theme. It will be a place for Singaporeans of all ages, races, and gender to come together to watch and participate in sports related activities. It will have world-class sports facilities that cater to local and international sports and entertainment events. This will be a national landmark that captures our memories and aspirations for sport.

"The building of the new Sports Hub will be a significant moment in our sports journey and the development of a local sports culture. In addition, the Sports Hub is also expected to generate economic benefits through construction activities, facilities operation, tourism and the hosting of major international events. World-class infrastructure, coupled with sound marketing strategies, will draw in more events - the success of which are key for the development of the sports industry in Singapore.

"A 6-month long Sports Hub Feasibility Study has been completed. A key recommendation of the study is that the new Sports Hub should be located at Kallang because of its central location, easy accessibility and the potential integration with the surrounding development plans. As the site of our first National Stadium since independence, Kallang also evokes many fond sporting and non-sporting memories for Singaporeans. I am glad to announce that the Government has accepted this recommendation to locate the Sports hub at Kallang.

"The study further recommended that the Sports Hub include a new world-class national stadium with a spectator capacity of between 45,000 to 55,000. The stadium should be supported with facilities such as corporate boxes, restaurants, media facilities, conference and exhibition facilities. A 6,000-seat indoor arena was also recommended.

" As a lifestyle hub for the people, the Sports Hub should have a leisure activities centre and a sports business cluster. These will consist of retail outlets, leisure facilities, sports business services and offices. The consultants estimate that the development cost of the entire Sport Hub will be approximately $650m. This is but only an estimate at this point.

"The Government will study the recommendations further to determine the exact design and capacities of the new stadium as well as the mix of facilities for the entire Sports Hub. A more detailed master-planning of the Kallang area and design of the various facilities will have to be done before we can finalise the configuration of the Sports Hub. We expect the construction of the Sports Hub to start only in 2005 and the entire project to be completed by 2009..."
 
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