Bishan Stadium is part of the Bishan Sports Complex, which also includes the Bishan Sports Hall. It is the proposed venue for Athletics competition events as well as the finals of the football competition of the Singapore Youth Olympic Games 2010.
The stadium has a permanent seating capacity of 3,000, and 7,000 more temporary seats will be added for the Youth Olympic Games. The warm-up venue for athletes will be at a local public school called the Catholic High School, a short 700m shuttle ride or 10 minute walk away from the stadium.
Bishan Stadium has been the headquarters of Home United Football Club – a participant in the Singapore’s professional football league. From 2004 to 2006, Bishan Stadium was used as the venue for Home United’s home matches in the Asian Football Confederation Cup tournament.
The stadium has also been used for a number of international football matches involving the Singapore national team, such as the ‘A’ international match between Singapore and the Philippines in March 2002.
In September 2006, Bishan Stadium was used as 1 of 2 venues for the Asian Football Confederation U-17 championship, also hosted by Singapore. The Australian national football team has also used the stadium before as its training base before the Asian Cup in June 2007.
Bishan Stadium is about 20 minutes traveling time from the Youth Olympic Village. It is conveniently located within walking from the Bishan MRT train station and the Bishan public bus interchange. Besides severall convenience stores in the neighbouring residential areas, there is also a large suburban shopping mall, Junction 8, situated nearby which provides a wide variety of shopping, dining, leisure and entertainment amenities.