Avoid Nicoll Highway and Mountbatten Road as Japan and Brazil play match at Sports Hub

Motorists are advised to plan their routes early and avoid the Nicoll Highway and Mountbatten Road on Tuesday as World Cup champion Brazil take on Japan for a friendly match at the new National Stadium. -- PHOTO: ST FILE
Motorists are advised to plan their routes early and avoid the Nicoll Highway and Mountbatten Road on Tuesday as World Cup champion Brazil take on Japan for a friendly match at the new National Stadium. -- PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - Motorists are advised to plan their routes early and avoid the Nicoll Highway and Mountbatten Road on Tuesday as football heavyweights Brazil take on Japan for a friendly match at the new National Stadium.

The game between both the samba boys and the Samaurai Blue will see the new stadum filled up with spectators hoping to catch a glimpse of the stars.

As such congestion is expected in the vicinity of the Singapore Sports Hub between 5pm and 11pm due to the high volume of visitors, the police said in a statement on Monday. The match will take start 6.45pm and should end at about 8.30pm.

Spectators are advised to go early at about 5pm when the gates are opened. Attendees should follow the road signages and directions provided by auxiliary police officers and traffic marshals.

Only motorists who have bought the pre-sold parking tickets will be allowed to park at carparks within the Singapore Sports Hub. Vehicles parked illegally along peripheral roads wil be towed away.

Those taking the MRT should also factor in longer waiting time as Stadium MRT station - the nearest train station to the National Stadium - is likely to more crowded. The next nearest stations are Kallang and Mountbatten MRT stations.

Bus service 11 will also be diverted to skip Stadium Boulevard and Stadium Crescent from 8.30 p.m. onwards on Tuesday. Alternative bus services are available along Nicoll Highway and Mountbatten Road.

The public may contact SportsHub at 6653-9292 for further enquires.