The Sports Hub will bring world-class sporting events such as a new rugby concept: World Club 10s in June, Singapore vs. Malaysia football match in August and the AFF Suzuki Cup at the end of the year. The program for the next year includes Southeast Asia Swimming Championships, 9th Asian Netball Championships, OUE Badminton Open, along with marquee events including Singapore Swim Stars and the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) Championships.
The state-of-the-art multi-purpose sports and entertainment facility will feature a 55,000-seat National Stadium with the world’s largest free-spanning dome, a 6,000-seat Aquatic Centre and extensive retail space. The S$1.33 billion hub is one of the most architecturally challenging and technologically advanced projects to be constructed in Singapore. When the stadium dome is fully closed, the height will be 82.5m, with a diameter of 310m.
The new National Stadium has movable 55,000-capacity seating tiers to allow for flexibility in configuration inside the stadium bowl, making it exceptional for hosting football, athletics, rugby and cricket, as well as concerts.
Sustainability has been central with hi-tech insulation in the roof cladding and giant louvres, to minimise the heat from the sun. The stadium is rated carbon-neutral. Cool air at 23 deg C is pumped from underneath the seats.
The hub is also home to a 6,000-capacity FINA-standard indoor aquatic centre, a 3,000-capacity multi-purpose indoor arena and a water sports centre featuring dragon boating, kayaking and canoeing in the Kallang Basin. There is also a 41,000 sq m retail mall, waterfront area as well as a sports museum and sports library. The Hub will play a critical role in accelerating the development of sports industry, excellence and participation, in Singapore.
Great Eastern has become a founding partner and its official insurance partner.