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Singapore Sports Hub | ©  Gyver Chang
Singapore Sports Hub | © Gyver Chang

Sporting Events To Watch At The Singapore Sports Hub Fall 2016

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Updated: 14 December 2016
The Singapore Sports Hub first opened two years ago to increase the number of venues in Singapore with the capacity to host international sporting and entertainment events. Since opening, the Sports Hub has hosted The Rugby World Club 10s, the 2015 SEA Games and an impressive array of international recording artists including One Direction and Madonna. Here’s some of the top sporting events to look out for at the Singapore Sports Hub this autumn.

The National Stadium, the largest building in the Singapore Sports Hub complex seats 55,000 and its retractable roof holds the record as being the largest dome structure in the world. During nighttime performances, this dome becomes an immense screen on which images can be projected. Even more impressively, the layout of the seats in the first tier can be mechanically rearranged. As a result of these two feats of engineering, the National Stadium can host any type of athletics or entertainment event, at any time of the year.

Netball

Netball, similar to basketball in some regards, will be having an international tournament, the Mission Foods Nations Cup 2016, from September 4th until  September 10th,  in the OCBC Arena Hall 1. During this week, participants from the six nations of Botswana, Zambia, Canada, Singapore, Ireland and Papua New Guinea will compete for netball glory. Even if you’re just curious, at just $10 for a day pass, $20 for the finals or $36 for the entire week, you’d be hard-pressed to find a more reasonably priced international athletics activity in Singapore.

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Basketball

It’s been two decades since the Merlion Cup was last held in 1996. With competing teams from Singapore, Taiwan, China, Malaysia, South Korea, Malaysia and the Philippines, this is truly an epic Asian matchup. The Merlion Cup 2016 runs from September 21st until September 25th in the OCBC arena. Ticket prices range from $15 for Standard tickets and $60 for Weekend Courtside tickets.

Tennis

This tournament features the highest ranked women in professional tennis. That means the likes of Serena Williams, Angelique Kerber, Simona Halep and many more will be arriving on our sunny shores and competing in intense singles and doubles matches. The BNP Paribas WTA Finals will be held at the indoor stadium, starting on October 23rd, for a full week, until October 30th. Residents of Singapore will definitely embrace the opportunity to see these world class athletes so close to home, so a good idea to get tickets early if you’re hoping to catch a game.

Football

This epic football match will see a highly competitive match between the national Masters of England and Germany. The game falls on the 50th anniversary of the famous (or infamous, depending on whose side you’re on) 1966 match at Wembley when the English team defeated the Germans for their only ever World Cup title. This match is highly anticipated by football fans from both nations who see each other as bitter rivals. After the storied history of the rivalry between these two teams, Singaporean fans are expecting nail-biting action and are debating the odds that the game will ultimately be resolved in a penalty shoot-out.

The Battle of Europe is on for one day only on November 12th, 2016 and takes place inside the flagship building of the complex, the National Stadium.

The Singapore Sports Hub is easily accessible via public transport. The MRT and bus are the easiest forms of transport to get here.

Singapore Sports Hub +65 6653 8900