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New National Stadium to have world's largest dome

Roof can double as projector screen; stadium on track for opening in 2014

Published on Oct 5, 2012 6:00 AM

By April 2013, the new National Stadium will take its place on the Singapore skyline - and in the record books.

The steel support structure of the stadium's distinctive, dome-shaped, retractable roof - spanning 310m - will be complete by then, exactly a year before the entire Sports Hub opens its doors.

Work on the structure has already begun. When the 55,000-seater stadium is finished, it will dwarf the Dallas Cowboys Stadium in Texas (275m diameter) as the largest dome in the world.

"It really is a landmark building, one that will be very visible on the Singapore skyline," said Mr Clive Lewis, lead sports venue designer for the Sports Hub.

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