Closure Of Singapore Sports Council Facilities In Preparation For The Singapore 2010 YOG
Closure Of Singapore Sports Council Facilities In Preparation For The Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games
Singapore, 22 April 2010 - In preparation for the first ever Youth Olympic Games (YOG) which will be held in Singapore from 14 to 26 August 2010, several Singapore Sports Council (SSC) facilities will be closed to the public in preparation for the YOG. The schedule of the closures and the affected public facilities are listed in Annex 1 below.
Said Mr Fan Chian Jen, Acting Director, Sports Facilities Group, Singapore Sports Council, “The upgrades to our facilities selected as event venues for the YOG would allow Singaporeans to enjoy an enhanced sporting experience for themselves and their families at these facilities, and ultimately also promote familial and community bonding through sports. This is the legacy of the YOG.”
The closure of the facilities for upgrading works marks the final phase of preparations as Singapore prepares to welcome the world for the YOG. “The inaugural YOG is an historic event and Singaporeans will have this unique opportunity to cheer our youth athletes as they compete in the international arena right here in Singapore and in the heartlands. As such we would like to seek the support and understanding of the public during the next few months as the preparation works begin and intensify at the various sports venues in the heartlands as we head towards August 2010,” said Mr Patrick Lee, Director of Sports and Venues, Singapore Youth Olympic Games Organising Committee.
Members of the public are encouraged to continue their sporting activities at alternative SSC facilities which will continue to remain open during this period.
For details of other facilities which continue to remain open to the public, please visit the SSC website at www.sportsingapore.gov.sg.
Schedule of Closures of SSC Facilities for the YOG
|Name of Facility||Expected Date of Closure||Expected Date of Reopening|
|Bishan Sports Hall||19 November 2009||11 October 2010|
|Bishan Stadium||3 May 2010||11 September 2010|
|Bishan Swimming Pool||2 August 2010||1 September 2010|
|Bishan ClubFITT Gym||3 May 2010||11 September 2010|
|Buona Vista Swimming Complex||1 June 2010||11 September 2010|
|Jalan Besar Stadium||1 June 2010||11 September 2010|
|Kallang Basin Swimming Complex||1 June 2010||11 September 2010|
|Kallang Field||1 April 2010||11 September 2010|
|Kallang Tennis Centre||3 May 2010||10 November 2010|
|Kallang Squash Centre||3 May 2010||11 September 2010|
|Kallang Netball Centre||1 July 2010||11 September 2010|
|Sengkang Hockey Pitch||1 June 2010||11 September 2010|
|Toa Payoh Sports Hall||1 February 2010||11 September 2010|
|Toa Payoh Stadium||10 August 2010||12 August 2010|
|Toa Payoh Swimming Complex||1 July 2010||11 September 2010|
|Toa Payoh ClubFITT Gym||21 June 2010||11 September 2010|
|Tampines Bike Park||1 February 2010||1 October 2010|
|Choa Chu Kang Stadium||1 June 2010||3 September 2010|
|Jurong East Stadium||1 June 2010||3 September 2010|
|Jurong East Sports Hall||1 July 2010||11 September 2010|
|Jurong West Stadium||1 June 2010||3 September 2010|
|Jurong West Swimming Complex||2 August 2010||1 September 2010|
|Jurong West Sports Hall||19 July 2010||1 September 2010|
Schedule accurate as at 22 April 2010.
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