The Float at Marina Bay

The Float at Marina Bay

In Singapore, there is a giant floating stadium which is the largest floating stage world.

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The Float at Marina Bay, stylized as The Float@Marina Bay and also known as the Marina Bay Floating Platform, is the world's largest floating stage. It is located on the waters of the Marina Reservoir, in Marina Bay, Singapore.

Made entirely of steel, the floating platform on Marina Bay measures 120 by 83 meters (394 by 272 ft), which is 5% larger than the soccer field at the National Stadium. The platform can bear up to 1,070 tonnes, equivalent to the total weight of 9,000 people, 200 tonnes of stage props, and three 30-tonne military vehicles. The gallery at the stadium has a seating capacity of 30,000 people.

The floating stadium will be a venue for events on the waters of Marina Bay for five years from 2007. These events may include sports, concerts, exhibitions, and arts and cultural performances. The National Day Parade was held there annually for five years, as a temporary venue in place of the National Stadium in Kallang which was demolished to be rebuilt as part of the Singapore Sports Hub.

This stadium is part of the Marina Bay Street Circuit Turns 17 and 18, which hosted the Formula One Singapore Grand Prix. More infamously, it was where Nelson Piquet, Jr. crashed his car which led to the Renault Formula One crash controversy.

Following Singapore's successful bid to host the inaugural 2010 Summer Youth Olympics, the floating stadium was under the spotlight during the Games, as the venue for the Games' opening and closing ceremonies.

The Marina Bay Floating Platform will continue to hold National Day Parade 2020 and 2021, together with River Hongbao and F1, before it will be demolished in 2022 for the construction of "NS Square"

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