Global Spectrum Visits Singapore

A partnership that includes Global Spectrum has been selected to build the massive "Premier Park" entertainment center in Singapore.

The project, formally called Singapore Sports Hub, includes a 55,000-seat multipurpose stadium, designated as the "largest ultra-lightweight tropical dome in the sporting world," according to a statement. The stadium will include a retractable roof that lights up at night and doubles as a projections screen.

Global Spectrum is an equity partner in the US$1.25 billion project. Partners include Global Spectrum’s Asian partner, Pico, as facility operator, as well as HSBC Infrastructure Fund, UGL Premas, World Sport Group, Arup Sport and DP Architects.

The Sports Promenade will be Singapore’s largest covered outdoor space and will link the stadium and all the other facilities. The complex includes Olympic and recreational pools, a water sports center for aquatic racing, two halls that can host night sports simultaneously, a shopping mall, an office building and the existing 12,000-seat Singapore Indoor Stadium, according to the statement.

Vivian Balakrishnan, Singapore’s minister for community development, youth and sports, said Global Spectrum and its partners were a deciding factor because of its comprehensive sporting calendar. Global Spectrum owner Comcast-Spectacor also owns the Philadelphia 76ers and the Philadelphia Flyers, among other sports teams.