Hundreds Joined In The World Cup Action At The National Library Building's "Football Pitch" This Weekend

Singapore, 18 December 2022

The National Library Board welcomed hundreds at its screenings of the World Cup third-place and final matches at the Plaza @ the National Library Building this weekend. 

Over two nights at the Plaza, patrons sat on the specially-laid ”football pitch” in rapt attention as they watched the matches on a 300-inch screen. Football fans also had chances to learn more about the “beautiful game” through trivia quizzes, with some winning attractive prizes from NLB and Unleash The Roar!, our national football initiative during the pre-match programme. Patrons also caught a screening of NLB’s specially-produced video on Singapore’s football history, curated from NLB’s collections.

NLB looks forward to welcoming patrons to our upcoming events. The latest news and happenings can be found on our website and social media channels – Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.  

[For more details, please refer to full media release issued on 5 Dec 2022, here.]

Football Pitch Pic 1

Football Pitch Pic 2

Hundreds caught the World Cup Finals on a giant 300-inch screen at the National Library Building’s “football pitch” tonight. [Photo credit: National Library Board]


About National Library Board

The National Library Board (NLB) nurtures Readers for Life, Learning Communities and a Knowledgeable Nation by promoting reading, learning and history through its network of 28 libraries, the National Library and the National Archives of Singapore. NLB also forges strategic partnerships that encourage awareness, appreciation and greater discovery of Singapore’s history through its rich collections on Singapore and the region.

NLB achieves excellence through innovation, focusing on citizen engagement and co-creation, resource and digital innovation. This creates learning opportunities, greater access to library resources, services and archival collections, as well as a continual development of innovative library spaces. Established on 1 September 1995 as a statutory board, NLB is under the Ministry of Communications and Information (MCI).

For more information, please visit the NLB website, and NLB’s FacebookInstagram, LinkedIn and YouTube channels.

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