The Singapore Sports Hub is a state-of-the-art, fully integrated sports, entertainment and lifestyle hub. Located on a 35-hectare site within the city at Kallang, it features a unique cluster of world-class facilities that includes the following:
• A 55,000-capacity National Stadium with a retractable roof and movable tiered seating
• A 12,000-capacity Singapore Indoor Stadium
• A 6,000-capacity OCBC Aquatic Centre that meets FINA standards
• A 3,000-capacity OCBC Arena which is scalable and flexible in layout
• A Water Sports Centre featuring kayaking and canoeing
• A 41,000 sq m Kallang Wave Mall which features an indoor climbing wall
• A Splash-N-Surf facility (Kids Waterpark, Stingray and Lazy River)
• A 100PLUS Promenade that encircles the National Stadium
• Singapore Youth Olympic Museum & Singapore Sports Museum
• Sports Hub Library
• Shimano Cycling World
• 24/7 community facilities such as beach volleyball, hard courts (futsal, basketball and netball) lawn bowls, giant chess, skate park and running & cycling paths
It is the first and largest sports facilities infrastructure Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) project in the world and Singapore’s flagship PPP project of this nature. Following an Invitation to Tender by the then Singapore Sports Council in 2006, the consortium SportsHub Pte Ltd comprising four equity partners, InfraRed Capital Partners, Dragages Singapore, Cushman & Wakefield Facilities & Engineering, and Global Spectrum Asia, won the bid for the project on 19 January 2008. It was officially appointed on 25 August 2010 to design, build, finance and operate the Singapore Sports Hub for a period of 25 years.
Since commencing operations in June 2014, the Singapore Sports Hub has established itself as the region’s premier destination of choice for sports, entertainment and lifestyle events. It has played host to the best in Live Sports and Entertainment events such as the 28th Southeast Asian Games, International Champions Cup, HSBC Singapore Rugby Sevens, international football friendlies, as well as internationally-acclaimed artistes like Madonna, Coldplay, Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, Bruno Mars, EXO and Jay Chou, among others. The hub is also a destination for community events, bonding Singaporeans and visitors alike through various sports and lifestyle initiatives. Its integrated approach to sports and entertainment ensures that there is something for everyone.
The Rugby World Club 10s on 21–22 June 2014 was the first sporting event at the new national stadium. The match between a Singapore Selection and Juventus Football Club on 16 August 2014 was the first football game held at the new stadium.