Bishan Sports Hall is part of the Bishan Sports Complex. It is located next to the Bishan Stadium and is the proposed venue for the Gymnastics competition events of the Singapore Youth Olympic Games 2010.
Bishan Sports Hall has been the de facto venue for the Singapore Open Gymnastics Championships for a number of years. The Pesta Sukan Gymnastics Championship was also held at this venue in 2004 and Bishan Sports Hall has hosted the ASEAN Schools Artistic and Rhythmic Championships in 2003.
Bishan Sports Hall is the training venue for Singapore’s national gymnastics team, while schools, clubs and gymnastics coaches also use the hall for various youth development and training programs.
The permanent seating gallery in Bishan Sports Hall caters to 1,700 spectators, and an additional 300 temporary seating spaces will also be added to accomodate the larger crowds expected for the Singapore Youth Olympic Games 2010.
During the YOG, the warm-up halls for Gymnastics will be a three-minute shuttle ride away at two nearby local public schools, the Catholic High School and Raffles Institution. There are also potential alternate plans for a large, air-conditioned tent can be erected over the adjacent tennis courts as the warm-up area, but this has yet to be confirmed at time of writing.
The Bishan Sports Hall is about 20 minutes traveling time from the Youth Olympic Village, and is well connected to the public transportation network via the Bishan MRT train station, public bus interchange and taxis. A large and popular suburban shopping mall, Junction 8, is situated adjacent to the Sports Hall and will provide numerous shopping, dining, leisure and entertainment options for YOG participants and supporters.