Singapore Indoor Stadium (Chinese: 新加坡室内体育馆, Pinyin: Xīnjīapō shìnèi tǐyùguǎn; Malay: Stadium Tertutup Singapura) is an indoor sports arena, located in Kallang, Singapore.

It was completed in 1989 and was officially opened by the, then, prime minister Lee Kuan Yew, on 31 December 1989. The building was built at a cost of S$ 90 million. The arena was designed by Japanese architect Kenzo Tange and has a cone shaped roof and a pillarless arena.

The stadium is within walking distance of the Singapore National Stadium. With the opening of CCL Stadium Station in 2010, Singapore Indoor Stadium is made more accessible to the public. Visitors could exit via exit A from the station to Singapore Indoor Stadium.

Capacity

Due to its flexible stage configuration, the capacity of the stadium varies from 7,306–7,968, during concerts, to 8,126–10,786, during sporting events. Its full capacity is around 12,000.

Usage
Concerts and shows

The stadium has hosted concerts by many famous artists, spanning many different genres.

MediaCorp's star-searching shows, Project SuperStar and Singapore Idol Grand Finale were held in SIS for all the seasons. Many singers like Kelvin Tan, Kelly Poon, Daren Tan, Lydia Tan, Taufik Batisah, Sylvester Sim, Hady Mirza, Jonathan Leong, Sezairi Sezali and Sylvia Ratonel were crowned as Champion and 1st Runner up of the competition in SIS.

The arena also plays host to family entertainment, such as ice-skating shows, circuses and magic shows, operas and musicals, among others.

In 2004, the 5th IIFA Awards took place to honor the artistic and technical excellence of professionals in Bollywood.

South Korean boy band Super Junior held their Super Junior 3rd ASIA Tour, Super Show 3 for two sold-out nights on 29–30 January 2011.

Country-pop singer Taylor Swift held the Speak Now World Tour on 9 February 2011 at the Indoor Stadium, marking the first show in her first world tour.

On 7 February 2011, American R&B singer Janet Jackson held her Number Ones: Up Close and Personal Tour there for the second time after 16 years despite having some songs banned in Singapore. She performed there

Heavy Metal group Iron Maiden held the The Final Frontier World Tour on 15 February 2011 at the Indoor Stadium, marking their first Singapore event, breaking all-times attendance record for this venue: 15,000.

On 19 April 2011, Justin Bieber held the My World Tour at the Indoor Stadium during his first concert in Singapore.

On 9 May 2011, The Canadian singer Avril Lavigne performed a sold out concert for her The Black Star Tour at the Indoor Stadium.

On 14 May 2011, Show Luo performed a sold out concert for his 'Dance Without Limits' Encore World Live Tour and being the first person to set a record of over 10000 spectators in attendance since the opening of Indoor Stadium.

On 29 June 2011, Kylie Minogue performed a sold out concert for her Aphrodite World Tour at the Indoor Stadium.

On 1 August 2011, The Cranberries will perform a concert at the Indoor Stadium.

On 11 August 2011, James Blunt will perform a concert at the Indoor Stadium.

On 21 August, Paramore will perform a concert at the Indoor Stadium.

South Korean boy band SHINee will hold their first solo concert "SHINee World" at the Indoor Stadium in Singapore on 10 September 2011

British singer Amy Winehouse was supposed to perform in the Indoor Stadium on 13 October 2011. This concert was cancelled due to her death on 23 July 2011.

Sports

WWE has held events there, with the WWE brand Raw in 2002 and the WWE brand SmackDown! in 2003. On the 28 July 2007, the stadium played host to both the SmackDown! brand and the ECW brand in the SmackDown! SummerSlam Tour.

Since 2006, the stadium is home to the Singapore Slingers basketball club that used to compete in the Australian National Basketball League and is now seeing action in the Asean Basketball League.

On 30 November 2008, the Philippine Basketball Association played a game on that venue between the Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters and the San Miguel Beermen.

The stadium was the venue for the opening ceremony of the first 2009 Asian Youth Games.

2010 Youth Olympics
Sport

Badminton, Table Tennis

Location

The Singapore Indoor Stadium is located four-kilometre away from the city centre.

History

The Indoor Stadium is Singapore’s largest and most versatile indoor sports and entertainment venue.

Officially opened in December 1989, the Singapore Indoor Stadium has a flexible arena that can be arranged to accommodate both small (2,500 spectators) and large crowds (up to 12,000 spectators). The Stadium has been used for various major sport events, entertainment events and concerts performed by international superstars such as Elton John and Janet Jackson. In 1999 and 2000, the stadium hosted the Tennis’ Heineken Open, and welcomed players such as Marcelos Rios and Lleyton Hewitt.

The Indoor Stadium is also no stranger to world-class badminton action. The Aviva Open Singapore is a high-profile tournament that has been held there since 2004. The Indoor Stadium has since seen the crowning of top-seed players such as Lee Chong Wei, Peter Gade and Zhang Ning at the tournaments.

Stadium Waterfront

Behind the indoor stadium, there is a waterfront section known as Stadium Waterfront, which has retail shops and restaurants. These offer alfresco dining, along with occasional street markets.

Notes and references

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