Given the extraordinarily high cost of rental, it hardly surprises me that only a handful of major events have been confirmed on the National Stadium's calendar for next year ("Is the Sports Hub pricing itself out of the game"; last Sunday).
It appears that commercial priorities are taking precedence.
At last year's Japan-Brazil exhibition football game, tickets were selling for up to $180. And at July's Premier League Asia Trophy, admission charges were as high as $155.
Most local football fans were simply priced out.
If the Sports Hub is committed to helping the Football Association of Singapore build a strong fan base, it has to bring in more quality and affordable football games for the benefit of the public.
The Sports Hub has a part to play to help Singapore advance in its goal of doing well in the sporting scene.
The National Stadium has to host international events to market Singapore as a world-class leisure and lifestyle destination.
But the Sports Hub must not be a playground only for the rich.
Edmund Khoo Kim Hock