Kallang Alive Sports Management to deliver more community programmes at Sports Hub; National team trainings still prioritised for facilities booking

The Kallang Football Hub and Tennis Centre are slated for completion this year.

Edwin Chan

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Published: 6 March 2023, 1:59 PM

More community programmes will be organised at the Sports Hub under the Kallang Alive Sports Management (KASM), said Minister for Culture, Community and Youth Edwin Tong at the Committee of Supply debate on Monday (Mar 6).

The KASM is a subsidiary of Kallang Alive Holding Co., set up under the ambit of SportSG to oversee the entire Kallang Alive precinct.

Under the new management team, the Sports Hub has played host to several activities in the past three months, including the FunFam SportFest and the National School Games, said Mr Tong.

Mr Tong also cited the examples of the Red Hot Chilli Peppers’ concert held at the National Stadium and the Westlife concerts at the Singapore Indoor Stadium when speaking about the upswing in concerts and marquee sport events.

He shared that Singaporeans can also look forward to world-renowned entertainment events such as concerts by Harry Styles and BLACKPINK, and marquee sports events like the FIBA International Cup.

“In the coming months, members of the public can look forward to more of such activities, including some National School Games finals, National Stadium Open Houses, as well as grassroots events,” he added.

The developments of the larger Kallang Alive precinct are also “on track” according to Mr Tong, with the Kallang Football Hub and Kallang Tennis Centre due to be completed this year.

The Kallang Football Hub will see seven pitches, while the Kallang Tennis Centre will comprise 19 courts.

“With these developments, we can use all 89ha of the Kallang Alive Precinct to offer a greater array of international sporting events, alongside local programming,” he said.

In a response to Mr Mark Chay, Mr Tong also assured that the National Sporting Associations (NSAs) will continue to be prioritised in the booking of Sports Hub and ActiveSG facilities for national team trainings.

He believes that with the Government now in control of Sports Hub facilities, the various uses can be better optimised. 

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