Football hub set to open at Kallang Alive precinct this year
The football hub is the first of six facilities to open at the Kallang Alive precinct.
The Kallang Football Hub is set to open this year at the Kallang Alive precinct, Sport Singapore (SportSG) announced in a Facebook post last Sunday (Jun 26).
The Kallang Alive precinct, which will surround the Singapore Sports Hub, was announced in 2019 as a 89ha mixed-use lifestyle destination.
The Kallang Football Hub will feature Singapore‘s first sheltered full-sized synthetic pitch. The pitch will be utilised by school football academies, the ActiveSG Football Academy, and the National team.
Its facilities will also be open to the public for community programmes.
Apart from the football hub, SportSG have also announced that the Kallang Tennis Centre will open next year.
Similar to the football hub, it will also be used as the new National Training Centre for tennis and will serve the ActiveSG Tennis Academy’s home.
It will feature seven indoor and 14 outdoor courts, and will be used to host both large-scale tennis events and community activities.
Four other facilities – the Youth Hub, Kallang Integrated Theatre Development, Benaan Kapal Green and the Alive Loop – are also set to open in the precinct.
The Youth Hub will house urban community sport spaces, including a velodrome, a speed climbing wall and a BMX track.
The existing Kallang Theatre will be redeveloped into an integrated sport, entertainment and lifestyle centre. The new building will be named Kallang Integrated Theatre.
Some of the developments expected for the integrated theatre include a multi-purpose indoor arena capable of hosting esports, sporting and entertainment events, and a themed hotel.
Benaan Kapal Green and the Alive Loop will serve similar purposes as walking, running and cycling trails.
The Benaan Kapal Green will be situated along the Geylang River, and includes event spaces for various community programmes and improved access through park connectors.
As for the Alive Loop, it will be located around the airfield of the old Kallang Airport, and is intended to enhance walkability and connectivity around the Kallang Alive precinct.
While plans for the facilities have been announced, SportSG has yet to unveil the opening dates for the four other facilities at the Kallang Alive precinct.