This is the first visit to Turf City. Looking at the old buildings from the 80s made me felt like I fell into a time portal.
The point of me being there is to check out the graphics possibility of the Premier Pitch launch, on 28 Aug 2008. It's the largest indoor football pitch in Singapore that can easily house 7-aside matches on its artificial turf.
It looks pretty cool but becomes slightly warm when the tents trap heat as the afternoon sun beats down on roof.
There are two pitches, combined about less than half the size of a soccer field. Just beside is a non-airconditioned pub where fans can watch soccer matches on a huge LCD monitor.
Kenny Dalglish, ex-Liverpool legend, has been invited for the launch. He was checking out the pitch before the launch.
Kenny Dalglish and Steve McMahon making themselves free for their fans, just before the opening ceremony. There is not a lot of fans. These players were playing before I even started watching soccer.
This is the opening ceremony. That's Kenny Dalglish going in for the opening shot.
He scores! Confetti explodes!
Steve McHanon and Kenny Dalglish getting interviewed by Channelnewsasia.
Singapore under-18 is being coached today, with Steve McHanon leading. Below's a short video clip of the training. I even learned a few tricks just by watching.
On the other pitch, we have players from the Little League. Nope, the kid in the last photo isn't injured. Kids just like laying on the ground. They are children of the guys in the group photo earlier on.
Did I already mention that kids like laying on the ground? Their moms look on in amusement.
No prizes who the pizzas are for.
I regretted not pulling the lens back for a wider view, showing the guy talking to a lady. It would have given me more options for cropping the photo. I wonder if I could have framed this better.
If you want to check out more photos and videos, check out my Premier Pitch Launch Flickr photo set.