Marina Bay Floating Stadium, also known as Marina Bay Floating Platform, is the world’s first and largest floating stage. It is located on the waters of the future Marina Reservoir, in Marina Bay, Singapore.
The Marina Bay Floating Stadium is the world’s largest floating stadium and is expected to play host to the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the Singapore Youth Olympic Games 2010.
The Marina Bay Floating Stadium will be one of the most prominent and attractive venues for the Youth Olympic Games, boasting the skyline of Singapore’s business and financial district and a coastline brimming with lush greenery as the back-drop. It will be a stunning, visual feast for both athletes and supporters.
Made entirely of steel, the floating platform on Marina Bay measures 120 metres long and 83 metres wide, which is 5% larger than the soccer field at the National Stadium. The platform can bear up to 1,070 tonnes, equivalent to the total weight of 9,000 people, 200 tonnes of stage props and three 30-tonne military vehicles. The gallery at the stadium has a seating capacity of 30,000 people.
The first major event that was held on the Floating Stadium was the Singapore National Day Parade Celebrations in August 2007, an annual celebration of the city state’s independence.
Other events have included the Singapore Fireworks Celebrations and the launch of the six-week-long Waterfest Singapore 2007 showcased water-ski stunts and performances.
The stadium has also provided the start and finish point for the Aviva Ironman 70.3 Singapore Triathlon in 2007.
The Floating Stadium is located in front of the Olympic Family Hotel, The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore. The stadium is walking distance from several other accredited IOC Family hotels. It is around 20 minutes traveling time from the Youth Olympic Village and less than 25 minutes from the airport.