13 Apr '11, 11pm

Asia's largest indoor football arena in Jurong goes silent

SINGAPORE - Spread over six hectares in Jurong West, it was touted as Asia's largest indoor football arena when it opened its doors in March 2007. Eight artificial pitches stood alongside beach volleyball, beach football and water-football facilities. There were also food outlets, for those who worked up a healthy appetite after a game. Once one of the most popular venues for football enthusiasts, Fico Sports Hub closed its doors to customers on April 4. Not only have the shutters come down on the S$10 million facility, when MediaCorp paid a visit to Fico yesterday, the turf had already been removed, with trucks in place to begin removal of the structures. An email sent by Fico to its members dated March 30 stated: "Please be informed that Fico Sports will cease operations on 4th April 2011, as our tenancy has expired and renewal was not granted. Bookings are still availab...

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