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[COMPLETED] New National Stadium & Sports Hub @ Kallang

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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.
- CNA
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Why don't they increase it? It would only mean Singapore hosting a better SEA games and such.:)
will singapore ever bid for the olympics?
I think higly unlikely, if not never. There are many reasons, the main one is that we simply cannot capacitate such a large event, in terms of land area for venues, hotels, staduims, etc.
why not? many smaller cities have hosted the olympics...

as for land... just tear down the national stadium and build again lor... reclaim land? aiyar you see so many huge expanses of unused land in singapore.. sure got lar.
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.)
I think that is highly unlikely as well, we(asean) can't even play in the games itself much less being a candidate, or hosting it even!:D

but we did hot the sea games before.:)
Charging Bull said:
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.)
use the architecturally distinctive stadium for the olympics as an art museum / lifestyle hub (aka shopping centre and f&b shit) perhaps?
Should we engage Foster, Gehry or Calatrava this time? :D :cool:
If Singapore wants the olympics, it needs a stadium about 80,000 to 100,000 in size...
no gehry please
maybe foster
maybe calatrava

jean nouvel?

or will alsop

or khr as architects

or just take WOHA also can :)
No more UFOs for us please, dearest Sir Foster....
I think a uni undergrad can come up with a better design lah.
OH DARH-LIN!! don't be impertinent. we're not hong kong. hahahhaha.
redstone said:
Should we engage Foster, Gehry or Calatrava this time? :D :cool:
I for one wouldn't mind having some Calatrava stuff in Singapore ^^
calatrava very bionic lei. not organic like singapore's climate. i want woha.
I want Arquitectonica!


hmmm.....I change my mind...I want KIT!:D
jean nouvel leh... fit singapore's image of sterility?
April 5, 2005
55,000-seat stadium for new sports city
$650m hub to have a 6,000-seat indoor arena and an aquatic centre as well

By Tay Cheng Koon
Deputy Sports Editor

SINGAPORE'S new national stadium will be a $225-million venue with seating for 55,000 when it is ready by 2010.

It will have a retractable roof, enabling it to be converted into a huge indoor arena for concerts, exhibitions, mass rallies and other events.

Rising at the Kallang site of the existing National Stadium, it will be the centrepiece of the $650-million sports hub.

'We envisage a bold and beautiful stadium at the heart of a vibrant and pulsating sports city that will be host to world-class sporting events and concerts,' said Mr David Tan, director (sports) at the Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports yesterday.

The sports complex will also have a 400m warm-up track, an aquatic centre for swimming, diving and water polo and a multi-purpose indoor arena which can seat 6,000 for sports such as martial arts, volleyball and basketball.

While the 32-year-old National Stadium will be pulled down, the 15-year-old Singapore Indoor Stadium (SIS) nearby will be retained and refurbished.

In a brochure for potential private-sector partners, the ministry said the project calls for a creative fusion of talent, facilities, capital and entrepreneurial flair.

Builders will thus be given significant freedom in how to transform the Kallang area.

The brochure describes a vision for:

# A cluster of world-class venues for international sporting and entertainment events;

# A lifestyle hub with sports as a theme which will be financially viable and popular on event and non-event days alike;

# A national icon and global attraction.

The sports hub will occupy 35.6ha. It extends from Nicoll Highway to the SIS (excluding the Leisure Drome and Kallang Theatre), and from the Kallang River to near the tennis and squash centre.

Apart from the main sports venues, there will also be supporting leisure and commercial developments, including health and fitness centres, bowling alleys, snooker parlours as well as food and drink outlets.

The ministry is also open to ideas on related projects such as service apartments, shopping malls and waterfront developments.

Apart from the sports hub, the Government has also reserved another 3.5ha site - at the present Kallang Water Sports Centre - for the market to come up with creative uses which could include, for example, a boutique hotel.

With 55,000 seats, the new stadium will have the same capacity as the existing one.

When questioned why the Government was not going for something bigger, Mr Tan said: 'Our studies showed that the figure is just right.'

At present, the biggest event held at the stadium is the National Day Parade.

Mr Tan said: 'How often do we get sports events like the Tiger Cup final which can attract 55,000 fans?

'The new facilities should be good enough even if we decide to host the Asian Games or the South-east Asia Games in future.'

The retractable roof of the new stadium will also make it international class. Among the modern stadiums worldwide that have this are Cardiff's Millennium Stadium in Wales, venue of the last FA Cup soccer final, and Japan's Oita Stadium, which hosted three World Cup matches in 2002.

With the new Boulevard MRT Stadium expected to be ready by 2010, the hope is that the Kallang Hub will be a hive of sporting activities, not only at the competitive level but also for the social sports.

A ministry-led team will present the sports hub concept to interested parties from the private sector at road shows here, in London and Australia.

Pre-qualification of potential tenderers will be done this July, invitations to tender in October and the selection of the successful bidder by Sept next year.

Mr Tan said that the plans are not cast in stone and the Government will be open to feedback from the private sector. 'If the people tendering feel, for example, that Singapore does not need another indoor arena, we are prepared to listen to their arguments.'

Construction work is expected to start in 2007 and finish by 2010.

$650m sports hub


# The new $225-million National Stadium will have a retractable roof. That means it can be converted into a huge indoor arena for concerts, exhibitions, mass rallies and other events. Ready by 2010.

# A 400m warm-up track.

# An aquatic centre for swimming, diving and water polo.

# A multi-purpose indoor arena that can seat 6,000 for sports such as martial arts, volleyball and basketball.

# The 15-year-old Indoor Stadium will be refurbished.

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