Football: SportSG sorry for turning off stadium's lights during game

The Estuary condominium (left), which overlooks Yishun Stadium. The facade of the condominium is lit by the stadium floodlights.
The Estuary condominium (above), which overlooks Yishun Stadium. The facade of the condominium is lit by the stadium floodlights.ST PHOTO: ALVIN HO

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Local sports governing body Sport Singapore (SportSG) has taken responsibility for an incident which saw the lights turned off during an Under-19 football match, blaming the lack of flexibility of its staff at the facility.

The Football Association of Singapore (FAS) Centre of Excellence (COE) match between the FAS Football Academy (FFA) Under-19s and Warriors FC U-19s was abandoned after two of the stadium's four floodlights were turned off at 9pm, in the 69th minute of the April 10 fixture.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 17, 2018, with the headline 'SportSG sorry for turning off stadium's lights during game'. Print Edition | Subscribe