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    Negotiations to build Sports Hub in final stages: SSC
    By Patwant Singh | Posted: 15 July 2010 2205 hrs

    SINGAPORE : Negotiations to build the new Sports Hub are in their final stages.

    The Singapore Sports Council (SSC) told MediaCorp that construction will begin immediately once the talks are completed, and the construction timeline will be revealed after that.

    The work includes tearing down the National Stadium.

    The ground has already been prepared, with the grass pitch stripped bare last month.

    The turf has been transplanted to other fields under the Sports Council such as the Kallang Practice Track .

    The Sports Hub consortium is in charge of the demolition and construction work.

    After repeated delays, the Hub is slated to be ready by late 2013 or early 2014.

    For more on this story, read the Friday edition of the TODAY newspaper.

    - CNA/al

    http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stori...069603/1/.html

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    The icon is going for good. Glad i made my last visit.
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    still can go in?

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    Grand Old Dame takes one step closer to destruction
    by Tan Yo-Hinn
    05:55 AM Jul 16, 2010


    SINGAPORE - Iran's 3-1 win over Singapore in January this year in a qualifier for the 2011 Asian Cup was the last football match at the National Stadium.

    Three years after its official closing ceremony, work has finally begun to prepare the Grand Old Dame for demolition, making way for the $1.87-billion Sports Hub.

    The pitch where football stars from here and all over the world played on has already been pulled out, but some of it will be preserved to become part of the new facility when completed by early 2014.

    "The Singapore Sports Council (SSC) is working closely with the Singapore Sports Hub Consortium (SSHC) to ensure the legacy of our old National Stadium is maintained and remembered in the new structure," SSC director for corporate communications and relations Alvin Hang told MediaCorp yesterday.

    "Apart from displaying some of the items at the new Sports Museum, other artefacts could be placed elsewhere around the Hub."

    These include the Seiko clocks above the turnstiles, some of the 300 giant floodlight bulbs, the wooden spectator benches and the cauldron that was first lit at the 1973 Seap Games. There are currently no plans to auction the items off, although the SSC would consider proposals to organise one.

    The 20 sports and recreation centres island-wide could also receive some of the items from the current 55,000-capacity arena, which was opened in June 1973.

    From now until the stadium is pulled down, the carparks around it will be closed in phases, starting with carparks A to D and J today.

    In January 2008, the Government awarded SSHC the tender to design, build and operate the hub on a 25-year lease, in what is the world's largest Public-Private Partnership project. The new Sports Hub will include a 55,000-seat stadium with a retractable roof, a 6,000-seat aquatics centre, a sports institute and a water sports centre.

    The project stalled after the global economic meltdown led to escalating building costs and only recently got back on track.

    "Negotiations are at the final stage and construction will commence immediately after the official announcement of the contract completion," said Hang. "The timeline, which includes demolition of the old National Stadium, will be revealed during the official announcement.

    http://www.todayonline.com/Sports/ED...to-destruction

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    For real this time? They keep saying that it will be demolished time and time again and nothing happens. I believe it when the wrecking ball starts swinging or when the explosives are primed.

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    If tomorrow weather good, I might wanna to go there to take some pictures of the grand olde stadium. I will do it in B&W or sepia.
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    Quote Originally Posted by night86mare View Post
    still can go in?
    if you go in, you wud probably be disappointed. Grass patch all botak liaoz...
    Last wk I was excited that I could actually sneak in...next min, I was rather disappointed...
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    Quote Originally Posted by sbs99 View Post
    The icon is going for good. Glad i made my last visit.
    Same.. I went a few years back..
    At least snapped a few pics..

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    still can go in?
    Nope.. They will stop you from going in.

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    I think I need to shift my shoot to other places.

    National Stadium is a good place to do portrait shoots with less public walking around. I am going to miss the place.
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    We're going upmarket.

    No more shouts of referee kayu or epok epok and the Kallang wave.

    The swear words after the horns.

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    I will try sneak in tmr :x

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    finally...

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    just went yesterday.

    Tip: Go straight to the West Gate (errmm if i did not rem wrongly! Facing indoor stadium that gate)... once you are there near the ticket's counter ... walk to your left, there is a gate left open... enter, then walk further in... u will find yet another open gate. No need to climb your way in! Luckily i spent sometime exploring out the place... if not i would have climb in to the stadium
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    Quote Originally Posted by sinned79 View Post
    just went yesterday.

    Tip: Go straight to the West Gate (errmm if i did not rem wrongly! Facing indoor stadium that gate)... once you are there near the ticket's counter ... walk to your left, there is a gate left open... enter, then walk further in... u will find yet another open gate. No need to climb your way in! Luckily i spent sometime exploring out the place... if not i would have climb in to the stadium
    Thanks..
    Hope no SSC or FAS people reading this forum/thread/post..

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    Quote Originally Posted by shaoken View Post
    Thanks..
    Hope no SSC or FAS people reading this forum/thread/post..
    haha i think they dun mind lah... as long as u dun do anything funny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sinned79 View Post
    haha i think they dun mind lah... as long as u dun do anything funny.
    Maybe... But keeping fingers crossed.
    I know there are some FAS/SSC people who also like photography..

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    i'm glad we managed to film a documentary before it shut down. i try see if i can find that doc we shoot.

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    Maybe while demolishing it, the contractors will stumble on the missing National Stadium Time Capsule while excavating the ground.
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    I went down to the National Stadium today and there were no notices of demolishing works or keep clear of the area.

    Cheers.

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    went today too, but probably different time from xtemujin. saw 3 guys chatting near one of the "signboards" for quite a long time.

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