October 2014: The Sports Hub hosted a friendly soccer match between Brazil and Japan, but drew flakes due to poor pitch conditions that were said to have sandy beaches and spots.
Sport SG CEO Lim Teck Yin criticized “substandard preparation for the pitch” and added that it was a “grave disappointment.”
December 2014: Fans attending a concert by Taiwanese pop star Jay Chou used social media to complain about a leak in the stadium’s retractable roof.
July 2015: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong officially opened a sports hub.
August 2016: The National Day Parade was held for the first time at the National Stadium in Sports Hub, but the move was controversial.
The bill reached S $ 39.4 million, double the cost of the previous August 9 show at the Marina Bay Floating Platform.
However, at the 55,000-seater venue, about 275,000 Singaporeans were able to see the show and its preview. This was more than double the number of spectators in the previous year.
September 2016: Jay Chou’s concert attendees crossed their arms again, saying the concert was hurt by a sound problem. The online petition stated that the problem was a repeat of the same problem that members of the audience had already complained about about two years ago.
May 2017: The then CEO of Sports Hub Manusou Honey resigned after an investigation into his complaints about employee treatment and commercial decisions. He later got rid of his cheating.
January 2019: His successor, former national swimmer Oon Jin Teik, resigned a year after being appointed CEO. According to today, Sports Hub Chief Operating Officer Wong Lap Wai and Chief Financial Officer Sandy Tay also resigned a few months ago.
August 2019: Grace Fu, then Minister of Culture, Region and Youth, said in Congress, “There is room for improvement to make the sports hub a vibrant, integrated sport and lifestyle destination that we envisioned.” Said.
She said Sport SG regularly contacted SHPL’s senior management to monitor their performance and confirm that the project’s Singapore objectives were achieved.
March 2020: It was revealed that the sports hub had been fined for not meeting certain criteria.
Baey Yam Keng, Secretary-General of Culture, Community and Youth Parliament at the time, said SHPL must meet the minimum number of sporting event days at the National Stadium and Singapore Indoor Stadium each year.
“If they didn’t meet the criteria, they were held liable and fined,” he said.
August 2020: Lionel Yeo, the new CEO appointed in February of that year, said the goal of the sports hub was to stay relevant during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, he added that this year was commercially “challenging” due to the reduced attendance at the event.
June 2022: SportSG has announced that it will take over ownership and control of SportsHub from the consortium.
Lim of SportSG said there are plans to make the venue a “community icon” that is more accessible to the wider community for sports, lifestyle and social uses.
Expanding community use will not only promote a “stronger affinity” for the venue, but will also enhance sports programming for children, young people, families and seniors, as well as “pathway programs”. That leads to Team Singapore’s pipeline and elite program, “he said.
In addition, the Sports Hub will be home to school sports, and the return of National School Games to the Hub will be a “major feature” of future plans.