Over 30,000 People Had A Sneak Peek Of The Sports Hub On Saturday
28 Jun 2014
Sports tryouts and fun-filled activities conclude the two-day community open house festivities at the Singapore Sports Hub
Singapore, 28 June 2014
– Sports tryouts and demonstrations; fun-filled activities; a brand new world-class facility; and an extraordinary occasion. These were among the many reasons that brought over 30,000 people to the day two of the Community Open House at the Singapore Sports Hub today.
2. Following a fireworks and laser extravaganza that stole the show on Friday, the festivities resumed the next day with thousands trying their hand at a variety of Southeast Asian (SEA) Games sports including Badminton, Table Tennis, Volleyball and Hockey.
Participants trying their hand at Volleyball
3. Northland Primary School student Winnie Choo, 12, who travelled all the way from Yishun, saw the open house as an opportunity to check out the new Sports Hub. She said: “I am so excited to be here, and it is great to be a part of the community of Singaporeans who are here to visit the Sports Hub for the first time.”
Participants enjoying a dance fitness routine
4. For 56-year-old Ronald Ng, it brought back fond memories from the past. He said: “Over the years, I have watched countless football matches at the National Stadium. It is nice to have the stadium back. It is so grand and much nicer now, but still retains the flavour and charm of the old stadium.
5. Families were also treated to a host of fun-filled activities that featured a NILA pop art stand, photo booths, and roving entertainment. Said 29-year-old Human Resource Assistant Nur Hafizah: “Weekends are when I get to spend quality time with my kids. The open house today gave the whole family something to enjoy while keeping fit at the same time.”
Fun-filled activities for participants of all ages
6. Nearly 50,000* people visited the Sports Hub during the two-day Community Open House on Friday and Saturday. Members of the public not only got a chance to view the facilities and surrounding areas which included the OCBC Aquatic Centre, OCBC Arena, Beach Volleyball Court, and Kallang Wave Mall, but also enjoyed various activities at the facilities for free.
7. From June 30 to July 31, the public will be able to enjoy several of these world-class facilities for free. For information, go to www.sportshub.com.sg.
*50,000 people exclude the attendance for the events held in the evening at the National Stadium and the Singapore Indoor Stadium.
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NOTES TO EDITOR
The Singapore Sports Hub is Singapore's premier sports, entertainment and lifestyle hub with integrated community programming.
Consisting of a unique cluster development of integrated world-class sports facilities within the city, it will play a critical role in accelerating the development of sports industry, excellence and participation, and will take sports to the next level in Singapore.
Located on a 35-hectare site in Kallang, the Singapore Sports Hub will include the following facilities:
- A new 55,000-capacity National Stadium with a retractable roof and movable tiered seating
- A 6,000-capacity OCBC Aquatic Centre that meets FINA standards
- A 3,000-capacity OCBC Arena which will be scalable and flexible in layout
- Water Sports Centre featuring dragon boating, kayaking and canoeing
- 41,000 sq m Kallang Wave mall
- The iconic Singapore Indoor Stadium
- Singapore Sports Museum
- Sports Hub Library
- Daily community facilities and activities open for Singaporeans, including beach volleyball, hard courts for basketball, lawn bowls, giant chess, skate park, climbing wall and running/cycling circuit
The Singapore Sports Hub, which is managed by SportsHub Pte Ltd, is one of the largest sporting Public-Private Partnership (PPP) project in the world. It is also Singapore's largest flagship PPP project of this nature, and has won the PFI award in London in 2011 and the World Architecture Festival Award for Best Future Project in the leisure-led development category in 2013.
For more information, please visit the Singapore Sports Hub website: www.sportshub.com.sg