Better Than Ever Before
Image credits: Sports Hub Singapore
By: Michael Meier
If the New Year isn’t exciting enough, the latest edition to Singapore’s cityscape will definitely stir your interest. The Singapore Sports Hub promises to be the most exciting structure to be built here since the Casinos. Only this time it is open to everyone, even those that are not avid sports fans. The Singapore Sports Hub will boast a wide array of sports and entertainment facilities with activities ranging from Dragon Boating down the Kallang River to watching your favourite bands in concert with thousands of other fans.
Sports events are not the only source of entertainment to look forward to once construction is complete. The Singapore Indoor Stadium already hosts concerts and award shows but the National Stadium with its 55,000-seater capacity is set to be the largest concert venue in Singapore.
Not only will 55,000 spectators fill its stadium comfortably but every fan will stay cool and dry, courtesy of the largest free-spanning domed roof in the world. The stadium has been designed with Singapore’s number one comfort in mind: Air conditioning! The ventilation system is specially designed to direct cool air down the stadium and these vents situated at the back of the seats will be directed at the spectator’s neck, back and legs flowing down the stadium’s bowl shape towards the field. In addition to that, the air-conditioning will be powered entirely by the solar panels on the roof of the stadium.
Other facilities making up the Singapore Sports Hub are: a 6,000 capacity Aquatics centre, Sports Halls with a combined capacity of 3,000, a Retail Mall, a Sports Library, a Sports Museum and a Watersports Centre along the Kallang Basin.
Once the stadium is complete in April 2014, Singapore will play host to a multitude of mouth-watering events such as the WTA Tour Championships from 2014 – 2018 for Tennis, the 2015 SEA Games and the FINA World Junior Swimming Championships 2015. So be sure the get your tickets next year!