The Float at Marina Bay - Sport Singapore Stadium Guide

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Last Updated: January 5, 2021

Aerial view of SG Marina Bay Float Stadium

The Float at Marina Bay sometimes stylised as The Float@Marina Bay is a floating platform located in the calm waters of the Marina Reservoir. The platform can be used to host both events and sports fixtures with the adjacent stand capable of seating 30,000 spectators at a time.

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Stadium Facts

Team:Sport Singapore
Address: Marina Bay, Singapore

The Float at Marina Bay History

The iconic floating bay stadium was borne out of necessity and is largely the result of innovate thinking by the organising committee of Singapore’s National Day Parade. With the National Stadium demolished in 2004 and expected to be rebuilt over the course of the next 8 years, the annual event needed a new home for the foreseeable future.

With urban regeneration already occurring at the Marina Bay , Colonel Teo Jing Siong and his committee settled on the Float after finding the solution to be more cost effective than leasing the Jalan Besar Stadium and other sports facilities.

Designed by the Urban Redevelopment Authority, construction began in March 2006 and took just over 13 months to complete. Comprised of 15 jigsaw interlocking jigsaw pieces, and six pylons attached to the seabed, the Float @ Marina Bay is an expert piece of modern day engineering.

The main stand which is capable of seating 30,000 spectators was designed to be as low profile as possible and to compliment the back urban environment. Divided into five blocks of seating, the five different coloured seats add a splash of vibrancy to the gentrified Marina Bay area.

The inaugural football match to take place was scheduled to be 2008 Singapore Cup Final however it was relocated due to inadequate lightning conditions. The first match subsequently played at the Float was therefore an amateur match between local sides Tuan Gemuk Athletic and VNNTU FC.

How to get to The Float at Marina Bay

Where is The Float at Marina Bay?

Frequently Asked Questions

Who plays at The Float at Marina Bay?

Singaporean side Sport Singapore play their home matches at The Float at Marina Bay.

What is the capacity of The Float at Marina Bay?

As of 2024 The Float at Marina Bay has an official seating capacity of 30,000 for Football matches.

When was The Float at Marina Bay opened?

The Float at Marina Bay officially opened in 2007 and is home to Sport Singapore

Are there any Covid restrictions at the stadium?

Covid Restrictions may be in place when you visit The Float at Marina Bay in 2024. Please visit the official website of Sport Singapore for full information on changes due to the Coronavirus.