Jalan Besar Stadium, Singapore

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Jalan Besar Stadium is an 8,000-capacity football stadium located along Jalan Besar, in Kallang, Singapore. The stadium is part of the Jalan Besar Sports and Recreation Centre, a community sports facility that includes the stadium and a swimming complex. It is the home ground of the Young Lions and LionsXII.
The stadium was used for the Singapore national football team's matches while the National Stadium was under construction. The national team may sometimes still play here as an alternative home ground to the National Stadium.
The original stadium was opened on Boxing Day 1929 and is considered to be the birthplace of Singapore football. Malaya Cup matches were played at the stadium from 1932 to 1966, and Malaysia Cup matches from 1967 to 1973.
During the Japanese Occupation, the stadium was one of the Sook Ching mass screening sites. During the war, the stadium remained opened and was also used as a language centre to teach the Japanese language.
In 1964 a Mass rally held at the stadium to mourn the death of Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru.
The stadium was also host to many major events in Singapore's history, such as being the venue for the first Singapore Youth Festival in 1955, the first Singapore Armed Forces Day in 1969, and the 1984 National Day Parade.
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  • Best value for money for family time in Singapore is to go and watch SPL game. Adult ticket 7 sgd, kids 3 sgd. Food during game was for free! Standard of SPL teams is average but still worth going onc...  more »
  • I have been here many times and watched football games. It offers you close views of the game as u can be around 6 metres or less away from the pitch. They regularly play Singapore premier league game...  more »
  • The stadium's Germany World Cup preliminaries, fought Japan and Singapore. Think about local football fever so I guess. State-owned as well. Open food court features without the event.
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