Floating Footballs!

I discovered this today:

It’s in Singapore and is the ‘Marina Bay Floating Stadium’. The floating stadium has a one sided 30,000 capacity housed on land, the pitch can apparently take the weight of 9,000 people and 3 tanks all at the same time, which is very random indeed. It would however be an excellent deterrent to any would be pitch invaders!

The pitch, which took 13 months to build, consists of 15 smaller pontoons so as to enable the platform’s shape to be reconfigured depending on the event to be held. Whether the floating stadium proves a success or not is largely irrelevant however as sadly the stadium will no longer be buoyant post-2012 as it has been given just 5 years to wow audiences at Marina Bay in time for the new National Stadium’s opening.