Jay Chou fans complain about leaking roof at Sports Hub during concert

Several fans who attended the Jay Chou concert held at the Singapore Sports Hub on Dec 27, 2014, complained about a leak in the roof which was causing them to get wet. -- PHOTO: SHIN MIN
Several fans who attended the Jay Chou concert held at the Singapore Sports Hub on Dec 27, 2014, complained about a leak in the roof which was causing them to get wet. -- PHOTO: SHIN MIN

SINGAPORE- It was a wet affair for many Jay Chou fans who attended his concert on Saturday.

At least 16 fans took to Facebook to complain about a leak in the retractable roof at the Singapore Sports Hub in Kallang, where the concert was held. The Singapore Sports Hub posted a photo with the caption "Here we go", and those who attended commented on the photo.

When the first two netizens commented that they were getting wet, there was a reply from the Hub asking whether they needed assistance, and whether they needed ponchos. More than 30,000 people attended the concert.

Fans posted photos of a big area where there was no shelter, which they said was letting rain get into the concert area. There was even a photo of people carrying umbrellas within the sheltered stadium. They also said that the sound system was "terrible", and that signs for the concert were not put up properly.

This is not the first time that the Sports Hub has had water woes. In October this year, during the BNP Paribas WTA Finals, a water leak at the Singapore Indoor Stadium within the Sports Hub drew complaints from tennis players. Water dripped onto the court after a downpour, and towels had to be placed on two separate spots.

Previously, the Singapore Sports Hub also came under fire for bad lighting and a sandy soccer field.

The Jay Chou concert was slated for Nov 8 but was postponed to preserve the quality of the football pitch, which was already getting flak, for the Asean Football Federation Suzuki Cup that kicked off on Nov 23.

jalmsab@sph.com.sg