Sports Hub location map (Provided by Sports Hub)
Sports Hub promises to be a hive of activities
The Sports Hub does not officially opens until 2015 but it already promises to be a hive of activities. On 21-22 June, close to 20,000 people are expected to turn up for the World Cup 10s Rugby and Jonathan Lee's concert.
On 27 and 28 June, eager sports fans will get a taste of SEA Games festivities together with concert goers turning up for the Singapore Chinese Orchestra concert and K Pop sensation 2NE1's concert.
Here are eight tips to help you enjoy the Sports Hub ahead of its official opening.
Get an early taste of SEA Games
SEA Games 2015 is the biggest sporting event coming to Singapore. Come and join in the festivities and the countdown to SEA Games fireworks on 27 June. Spend the Sunday on 28 June trying out sports that will be featured at the SEA Games.
More opportunities to play in July
From 30 June to 21 July, the Singapore Sports Hub is opening some of its doors as a ‘sneak preview’. Take your pick from the host of facilities available. You can have a dip at the OCBC Aquatic Centre; a rare treat to be able to swim at an Olympic standard pool. Have family fun at the Splash-N-Surf, a water-theme park or at the Kids Playground. Have a jam with your friends at the OCBC Arena.
No effort is spared in ensuring safety for the public. At the Community Facilities area, the sand at the beach volleyball court is imported from overseas and is said to not cause abrasion to the players’ feet. Artificial grass is laid on the lawn bowl greens.
At the Water Sports Centre, there is a wide pontoon for easy launch of kayak and canoe.
Be sure to check Sports Hub website for details as some activities require advance booking.
Experience Sports “Learn to Play” Activities
Even beyond July, the Singapore Sports Hub is introducing learn-to-play programmes for all to experience sports on Saturday from 9 am to 5 pm and on Sundays from 8 am to 12pm. This will be a great introduction if you ever wanted to try Basketball, Netball, Water sports and Bossaball.
Plan your journey to Sports Hub
On event day, be sure to check the Sports Hub website for the latest traffic advisory so as to better plan your journey.
It’s time to kick the bad habit of being fashionably late. Whether you are watching the game or attending a concert, don’t stress yourself by rushing to meet your friends, get your food and merchandise, visit the restroom and get to your seat all at the last minute. You don’t want to miss the kick-off!
Take the public transport
For a hassle-free journey, why not just take the MRT? There is a covered walkway from Kallang MRT station that connects directly to Level 3 of the National Stadium and the exit from Stadium MRT station is right at the doorstep of the Sports Hub.
Drive only if you have the pre-sold parking ticket
When there are events at the National Stadium, parking lots within the Singapore Sports Hub will be pre-sold and there will be limited parking lots in the vicinity. Be sure to check Sports Hub Tix.
From 28 June 7am to 29 June 7am, do note that parking will not be available unless you pre-purchase a parking ticket through Sports Hub Tix.
Even before its official opening, you can look forward to more exciting sports and entertainment events in the coming months. The Singapore Sports Hub looks set to be Singapore’s biggest playground.
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