SportSG will take over ownership of Singapore Sports Hub to make it more accessible to the community

SINGAPORE: Government agency Sport Singapore (SportSG) will take over ownership and management of the Singapore Sports Hub in Kallang from December 9, with plans to make it more accessible to the wider Singapore community.

Announcing it on Friday June 10, SportSG said it had reached a mutual agreement with current operator SportsHub Pte Ltd (SHPL) to end their public-private partnership.

Sports Hub has been in operation for eight years since its completion in 2014.

“Singapore’s aspirations and needs, as well as the broader sports and entertainment operating environment, have changed significantly since then,” SportSG and SHPL said in a joint press release.

“The direct ownership and management of the Sports Hub will thus allow SportSG to have more control and flexibility over the Sports Hub.

“With this decision, SportSG will generate stronger social, sporting and economic outcomes through the Sports Hub, maximize its potential and also leverage synergies with the development of the Kallang Alive venue.”

At a press conference, SportSG Chairman Kon Yin Tong noted that there is also greater competition in the region with the development of new sports facilities.

“We made the decision after careful consideration,” he added. “We need to maximize the value of the Sports Hub…with a view to ensuring that it keeps pace with the times and the competitive landscape, as well as with the changing needs of the nation.”

SportSG will create a new corporate entity to manage the sports arena and work with private sector partners “in a more flexible arrangement” for particular programs or events, its chief executive Lim Teck Yin said.

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