On 30 June 2014, Singapore Sports activities Hub’s Nationwide Stadium opened its doorways with a lot fanfare. In any case, $1.Three billion was exhausted in its development. Nonetheless, a slew of errors quickly surfaced.
1. Stadium capability
Again in her early heydays, the Grand Previous Dame noticed a capability of 55,000 with Singapore’s inhabitants of two.2 million then. With a grand overhaul, one would have anticipated a better capability from the brand new stadium, particularly with the projected 6.9 million inhabitants in Singapore. Surprisingly, the capability of the brand new Stadium stays at 55,000.
Why clock up world report having a dome with a diameter of 312 metres when the capability stays the identical?
2. Lack of backup plans
The Sports activities Hub initially selected hybrid grass for the Stadium’s pitch, spending $833,000 on the synthetic-natural hybrid. In August, Juventus coach criticised the pitch for being too delicate and patchy, solely rising in clumps.
Months later, even after the set up of $1.5million lighting gear, the grass pitch nonetheless fell brief on expectation. The Sports Hub finally decided to implement a lay-and-play solution, the place a pure pitch can be grown in a plant nursery after which transported and laid over the prevailing pitch.
3. Roof not as weather-proof as claimed
The Stadium’s retractable roof didn’t serve its goal when it facilitated water leakage, reasonably than appearing as a defend in opposition to Singapore’s climate.
The current Jay Chou live performance was held on the Nationwide Stadium on 27 December, after its postponement from eight November to permit the grass to develop. Followers who’ve been anticipating this live performance have been in for a serious letdown and needed to put up with the leaking roof. Some sharp-eyed followers attributed this to the retractable a part of the roof that was left opened, leading to rain seeping by.
4. Enjoying the blame sport
We surprise what Oon Jin Teik’s function within the Sports activities Hub is, then?
5. Not even match for a live performance
Former Lions Captain Baihakki Khaizan posted a photograph of the present Nationwide Stadium on his Instagram in October, with the hashtag #stadiumforconcerts. This Jay Chou live performance could have proved him in any other case although. Complaints of a poor ticketing and sound system have been among the points that arose, amidst different issues.
Previous Versus New
Many Singaporeans fondly look again upon the previous Nationwide Stadium and the recollections it carried. Nationwide Day Parades have been held there for a complete of 18 instances and the Southeast Asian Video games have been additionally hosted on the Nationwide Stadium 3 times, in 1973, 1983, and 1993. Most had excessive hopes, with billions of cash and state-of-the-art know-how pumped into the brand new Nationwide Stadium. Inside a brief 6 months after its opening, additional enchancment works needed to be undertaken, incurring further prices that would have been saved. It’s vital to remember the fact that whereas present-day structure shouldn’t be backtracking on modernity, performance and practicality of the constructing shouldn’t be compromised as nicely.