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[COMPLETED] New National Stadium & Sports Hub @ Kallang

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Time is GMT + 8 hours
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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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..."
Possible to host mid scale Commonwealth and Asia Games but not Olympics Games. Need to spend a lot of money and also build a lot of facilities for the olympics, what are they going to do with those facilities after Olympics?

Hope they can co host FIFA world Cup with ASEAN Countries. (Japan and Korea co hosted the World Cup in 2002.)
pay peanut = you get monkey

pay $600 million = you get 2 durians (Esplanade)

pay $650 million & what do you get? 2 rambutans (shape of the new sports hub)? :hahaha: :hahaha:
China already has the bird's nest stadium
Mosquito net may be. This design will be "uniquely Singapore" because only tropical country like us use mosquito net.
The Beijing Olympic stadium has a grid-like formation – or like a bird's nest.

To compete with them, may be we should design a stadium that look like "Shark Fin". :hahaha: :hahaha:
babystan03 said:
July 4, 2005
Wembley designer eyes S'pore sports hub contract
It hopes the $650m complex in Kallang will be its first major project in region

By Marc Lim
Sports Correspondent

CARDIFF'S Millennium Stadium, London's Wembley, Arsenal's Emirates Stadium and, hopefully, Singapore's sports hub in 2010.

The common factor? Architectural firm HOK Sport + Venue + Event, which has offices in the United States, Australia and London.

The company has taken on mammoth projects such as the Millennium and Wembley.

Now it is vying to build the $650 million sports hub and is keen to secure its first major project in South-east Asia.

'We're behind the Nanjing Sports Park in China and have done some smaller work in Malaysia,' senior principal Rod Sheard told The Straits Times in a phone interview from London last week.

'But we are keen to get the sports hub and have it be a showcase in the region.

'Stadium design is at a crossroads and we are moving away from just having a sport facility.

'Stadia all over the world are now symbols of what sports entertainment should be, with shopping malls, arcade areas and restaurants.'

The Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports - which will oversee the construction of the sports hub - has already distributed pre-qualification documents to interested firms.

The bidding process will not start till next year, with a decision scheduled for September.

Construction is expected to start in 2007, when the National Stadium will be torn down, and finish by 2010.

Although his firm has yet to submit a formal bid, Sheard envisions that plans will resemble those of two of its biggest projects to date: Arsenal's Emirates Stadium and Wembley.

He said: 'What we're looking at is not just building a stadium but also transforming the whole area where it stands.'

By the time their stadium is completed in August next year, Arsenal will be the 'third-largest real estate developers in the United Kingdom'.

'The new stadium project will also create over 2,000 new homes and 1,800 new jobs in the Borough of Islington.'

He added: 'Wembley, for example, will not only be known for sports.

'It will have London's four biggest restaurants within the stadium and will boast two million square feet of free space.'

The sports hub will include construction of a 400m warm-up track, an aquatic centre and a 6,000-capacity multi-purpose indoor arena.

But, with 35.6ha set aside, it will be able to accommodate supporting leisure and commercial developments such as bowling alleys, malls and serviced apartments.

A regular visitor to Singapore, Sheard sees no better location for the sports hub.

He said: 'It will have a nice view of the city, yet it is away from the city centre.

'The venue will serve as a strong link between the city and the heartlands.'

Of the ministry pre-requisite of a retractable weather-proof roof for the hub's main stadium, he said: 'It's more challenging to design a stadium with a retractable roof but, in Singapore, it's only practical.

'But we will make our design stand out. Like Wembley has its arch, the Singapore sports hub will also have an iconic symbol.'

Copyright © 2005 Singapore Press Holdings. All rights reserved.
Yes, but must be "water proof" retractable roof. The Stadium at Germany recently became laughing stock of foreign press when rain started to pour into the stadium during Final of the Confederation Cup
redstone said:
Retractable roof.....!!!! :cool::D
Planning a Singapore masterpiece
London 2012 architect aims to build Asean's finest sports hub

Leong Wee Keat
[email protected]

The 117th International Olympic Committee (IOC) Session may be over, but the man behind London 2012's main Olympic stadium is bidding to leave a mark in Singapore.
Rod Sheard (picture), the senior principal of stadium architects, HOK, is bidding to build the new Singapore sports hub.
But the Australian has a much bigger sporting vision for the Republic: He wants Kallang's new hub to be the showpiece venue for sports in South-east Asia.
"Singaporeans are great followers of sports, but there is a limited amount of world-class events here," said Sheard.
"If you build the best stadium here, you can definitely attract the best events. The best athletes will want to play in the best stadiums.
"The new National Stadium will help make Singapore the focus of sport in Southeast Asia. Kallang will attract the best events and sports fans from across the region will come here to see them."
With an approximate budget of $650 million, the new sports hub will be part of Singapore's blueprint of being a top 10 sporting nation by 2010.
The state-of-the-art venue will include a 400m warm-up track, a new aquatics centre and a new stadium, which will incorporate a retractable weather-proof roof — the first of its kind in the region.
Construction for the new sports hub is expected to start in 2007 and finish by 2010.
Bidding for the project should start in September and Sheard, who is no stranger to building stadiums, is a leading contender to win the bid. The 53-year-old has been involved with Cardiff's Millennium Stadium, the new Wembley Stadium and Arsenal's Emirates Stadium.
Comparing those projects to Singapore's sports hub, Sheard said: "It's a big project for a young sporting nation.
"Singapore does not have an Arsenal or an FA Cup Final. But it aims to be a top 10 sporting nation by 2010. The new sports hub will help fulfil that goal.
"But stadium designs have changed. We no longer design a stadium for sports only. The days of the stadium as a white elephant are over. The new National Stadium will also be able to host your U2 concerts as well."
The 35.6ha site at Kallang will be the largest sports and leisure development in Singapore.
Besides being a major focus for sporting activities, the sports hub will also accommodate leisure and commercial developments such as bowling alleys, malls and service apartments.
"The sports hub will revitalise and regenerate the area, in the same way the Olympic village will provide a much needed boost for east London by 2012," said Sheard.
"Kallang is close to the city centre. The new sports hub can be a possible visitor attraction," he added.
"It will be like a bowl of honey. You attract not just ticket holders but also non-ticket holders who want to come to the venue to patronise the restaurants and soak in the atmosphere. It's a win-win situation for all concerned."
London 2012 architect aims to build Asean's finest sports hub
Let's go for Asian Games
SSC's Metcalfe says Singapore should host Asiad, or the Commonwealth Games by 2018

Leong Wee Keat
[email protected]

IF DANIEL Metcalfe has his way, Singapore will bid to host the Asian Games in 2010, 2014 or 2018.
Or one of the three editions of the Commonwealth Games in that period.
The Singapore Sports Council's (SSC) newly-appointed chief of High Participation and Industry Development assumed his appointment here two weeks ago.
Yesterday, he pointed to the new $650 million Sports Hub at Kallang — projected for completion in 2010 — as the vehicle to lead Singapore's charge towards attracting a major games here.
"With the sports hub being built, we need content to fill it," he said.
"The resounding success of the 117th International Olympic Committee (IOC) Session proved we have the operational ability and the logistics to host such events.
"We have arrived on the world map with the IOC Session and should capitalise on it.
"I don't see why we can't aim to host either the Asian or Commonwealth Games within the next 10 to 15 years."
Metcalfe spent 14 years in Asia dealing with sports broadcasting, sponsorship, event management and operations.
In 1998, he was a marketing consultant for the 1998 Commonwealth Games in Kuala Lumpur. Prior to joining SSC, the Briton-turned Singapore permanent resident was the vice-president of the event management group at ESPN StarSports.
His brief with SSC is two-fold: To bring the sporting industry to the next level of excellence and to drive sports participation to a higher level.
But Metcalfe faces an uphill task, considering Singapore failed recently to attract some big events here.
In July, a proposed football quadrangular tournament involving Ajax Amsterdam and Manchester City was cancelled.
Instead, City — along with Bolton Wanderers and Everton — joined Thailand's under-23 squad in the Football Association Premier League Cup in Bangkok.
Two weeks ago, Argentina turned down an invitation to play a friendly at the National Stadium in November.
A proposed match involving 2006 Asian World Cup qualifiers Iran and Singapore has also been shelved.
But Metcalfe cautioned against opening up the coffers to attract the big names.
"We need to attract the right events at the right price," the 36-year-old said.
"I don't think we are too risk averse, but sport also needs to be approached as a business in order to be sustainable.
"Financial considerations are obviously important. However, there may be events where the 'intangibles' may outweigh the financial position.
"In these instances, the 'intangibles' will be given due consideration," he added.
Metcalfe is hoping to build on current marquee events like the Aviva Badminton Open, the Caltex Masters golf tournament, the IRB rugby sevens, the Osim triathlon and the Standard Chartered Marathon.
He points to the setting up of the International Association of Athletics Federations training academy here, as well as the Asian Sailing Federation headquarters, as proof that the sports industry is moving in the right direction.
Metcalfe is optimistic that bigger names and events will soon make their way to Singapore. He said: "The sports industry is a competitive market and everything is possible.
"We have the necessary infrastructure and are looking for more corporate sponsors to join us to bring events here.
"The pieces of the puzzle are starting to fall in place and we are heading in the right direction."

Fifa's retail licensee to relocate to S'pore from London

SINGAPORE - The company that manages Fifa's global retail empire said on Thursday it will transfer its world headquarters to Singapore from London later this year before its commercial rollout in 2007.

Global Brands Groups (GBG) cited Singapore's strong protection for intellectual property (IP), efficient business infrastructure and highly educated workforce.

The British company in March acquired the licencing rights to market Fifa-related merchandise. It now plans to develop and manage the Fifa stores set to roll out worldwide in 2007.

'GBG's decision to relocate its global headquarters... was based on (Singapore's) pro-enterprise IP strategy and the efficacy of Singapore's business infrastructure, including its highly educated workforce,' co-chairman David St George said.

Fifa is football's world governing body and is using the drawing power of the sport to market licenced products, Fifa events and specific football equipment.

The Singapore headquarters will also spearhead the creation and promotion of Fifa's consumer products -- jerseys, team apparel and football equipment -- and digital content such as online shops.

Besides Fifa, Global Brands also manages other brand names such as PGA Tour, Cartoon Network and Warner Brothers consumer products.
Asia population is 60% of world's total population.
Operating cost here is also much cheaper.
Yes. Also most of this world's products are now manufactured in China, the world's factory.
More global firms make S'pore their base

Fifa-linked merchandise firm, Levi's and Panasonic among the latest

By Bryan Lee
Sept 30, 2005
The Straits Times

SINGAPORE'S national football team is a non-starter at next year's Fifa World Cup in Germany, but the Republic has just scored an impressive goal linked to the giant sporting event anyway.

The company with exclusive rights to design and market all the merchandise - such as shirts, souvenirs and stationery - associated with the world football body is shifting its global headquarters from London to Singapore.

The firm, Global Brands, is making the Republic the control centre for the design and development of Fifa's upcoming line of retail outlets and merchandise.

And it is just the latest in a growing number of global firms to choose Singapore as home.

In fact, yesterday was a red-letter day in Singapore's ambitions of becoming the location of choice for global companies wishing to set up a regional or international base for their operations.

Global Brands' announcement came just hours after 10 other firms, including jeans company Levi Strauss & Co and consumer electronics giant Panasonic, received the Economic Development Board's (EDB's) international headquarters (IHQ) awards from Minister of State (Trade and Industry) Heng Chee How.

The headquarters awards confer tax breaks to companies which make investments to establish or expand their headquarters operations in Singapore.

They are given also to Singapore firms to encourage them to grow their roots here even as they expand their overseas operations.

Companies with headquarters status enjoy tax rates of 15 per cent or less, compared with the 20 per cent levied on all other firms in Singapore.

The EDB is keen to bring in as many of these corporate headquarters as possible as their investments here create jobs in areas such as finance, information technology (IT) and human resources.

Their operations also generate business spending that benefits other local companies.

By creating a diverse network of global companies, Singapore hopes to make itself even more attractive as a hub for other investors.

Last year, 54 companies were given headquarters awards, double that in 2003. Between them, they have committed themselves to creating 3,200 jobs, adding $1.46 billion to Singapore's economy every year and generating business spending of $694 million.

EDB did not reveal how many awards it has already given this year.

As for the 10 firms that received headquarters status yesterday, they will create another 2,100 jobs on top of additional business spending of $373 million a year.

Currently, a total of about 360 firms from diverse industries and geographies have been granted headquarters status by the EDB.

Tax breaks are not the only attraction for firms looking to set up headquarters here, said the 10 companies which got their awards yesterday.

Mr John Anderson, Asia-Pacific president of Levi Strauss, was drawn by Singapore's connectivity to key markets and the availability of skilled professional talent.

This is why the company, which employs 150 people here, decided to centralise its global sourcing operations in Singapore, despite the fact that most of its suppliers are in Hong Kong.

Its Singapore office oversees its operations in 53 markets stretching from Asia to the Middle East to Latin America.

Korean Air picked Singapore over Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Mumbai and Delhi for its South-east Asian hub.

It said yesterday that the Republic's central geographical location and international air travel hub status were the major swing factors.

Other factors in Singapore's favour include its up-to-date telecommunications and IT, efficient financial services and its political and social stability, said Mr Simon Yang, the carrier's regional managing vice-president.
Out of so many sports events why SEA Game? Commonwealth or Asia games should be more suitable.

Might as well use the money for crappy SEA game for FIA F1 race.
City like Melbourne (with only 3.5m population) has all kind of sporting events from F1 to Commonwealth Games, so size doesn't really matter.
They should have some really big plan in mind, if not private investor and Govt. wouldn't spend a few hundred million building the new stadium.
blizzardtweaker said:
for a small country, u get a small event, make sense?
Sports Hub to be designed for everyday use
By Patwant Singh, Channel NewsAsia | Posted: 30 December 2006 1650 hrs

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SINGAPORE: The Asian Games success was surely an apt way to end the year for Singapore sports.

Singapore's athletes shone in Doha, winning 8 gold, 7 silver and 12 bronze medals.

Performance aside, Doha also won full marks for its excellent facilities, something Singapore wants for its Sports Hub.

The Sports Hub, which will replace the existing National Stadium, will help Singapore catch up with the latest in sports infrastructure.

Costing some $600 million, the Sports Hub would include a 55,000-seat stadium with a retractable roof, a 6,000-capacity aquatic centre and a multi-purpose hall for 3,000 spectators.

Singapore will ensure there is maximum usage of the new facility.

Oon Jin Teik, CEO of Singapore Sports Council, said: "If you look at the evaluation criteria, a huge 40 percent is placed on programming and as a result of that we drive the element of content, drive the element of understanding what needs to be happening on a daily basis, the foot traffic, the vibrancy on a daily basis."

Vibrancy is also something bidders like the Singapore Gold Consortium, one of three vying for the project, fully understand.

Their architects were behind projects like the Emirates and Wembley stadiums in England and they were mindful of each location's unique requirements.

For Singapore, the requirements include the stadium being used for multi sports and spectator interaction.

Said Singapore Gold Consortium's architect Andrew Colling: "For example if you are in an athletics stadium watching a football match, you are quite far away from the action. If we design a lower seating bowl as a set of moving tiers for a football game, you can actually move the seats closer to the field of play and this gives you a more intimate experience."

Singapore's tropical climate also means the stadium has to be better ventilated.

One thing common among all new stadiums is the cutting-edge technology employed in everything, from security to spectator comfort.

In one project in Telstra Dome in Melbourne, for example, there is a certain block of seats where each seat has a television screen.

So from your seat you can watch the replays of the games, order merchandise or book tickets for another event, or you can set your seat camera to follow a particular player or a particular camera within the stadium.

Retaining the stadium at Kallang was another positive for Singapore, especially with the waterfront location and the city as a backdrop.

Come 2011, the Sports Hub will join the integrated resort and Esplanade in making Singapore a truly world-class and vibrant city. - CNA/ir
I have a coloured copy.

It really looks like turtle shell :lol: :lol:
The architect of this building is a copy of "Pirated" Adobe Photoshop 7.0.
Please don't report me to BSA (Business Software Alliance) :lol: :lol:
is this for real? looks like someone is playing a joke!

1. Stadium
2. Multi-purpose: Sport Complex
3. Multi-purpose: Sport Resource Centre
4. Multi-purpose: Training Centre
5. Multi-purpose: Aquatic and Water Leisure Centre
6. SSC office and hotel
7. Sport Medical and Science centre
8. Training Pitch
9. CarPark
10. Indoor Stadium
11. Stadium MRT
12. Extreme Sport Zone
13. Artifical Bay/Sport Quay
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