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Hong Kong Stadium

'Super Bowl of Rugby' suffering in a stone-age stadium

The Beach Boys perform at the second day of the Hong Kong Rugby Sevens 2013. Photo: K. Y. Cheng

Hong Kong Stadium simply does not have the capability to properly host a top-rate act. The sound system and jumbotron screen capabilities are an antiquated albatross of a joke.

Monday, 25 March, 2013, 9:02am 2 comments

Fun, fun, fun for everyone

A fan joins the Beach Boys as they jam during yesterday’s performance. Photo: K. Y. Cheng

The sun was shining like it was a Californian summer's day, and although the stadium is a long way from the beach, 40,000 fans rode the wave of the smooth harmonies and almost achingly beautiful lyrics of the Beach Boys.

24 Mar 2013 - 5:20am

New corporate boxes spark fears of crush at Hong Kong Stadium

The new boxes at Hong Kong Stadium's North Stand. Photo: Nora Tam

The sprawling block of corporate suites was erected this year above the North Stand, which has only three narrow ground-floor entrances. The extension encroaches into the public thoroughfare just a few metres from the stadium's main entrance.

24 Mar 2013 - 6:41am

In true Hong Kong style, there's a price to be paid for space

The suites in the North Stand

We have become numb to certain realities in Hong Kong and primary among them is the lack of space. If you live here, you intimately know about it and you deal with it. We get squeezed, it's just the way it is. However, there are no rules that say we have to like it.

23 Mar 2013 - 4:41am

We need bigger stadium - and fast

Brian Stevenson, president of the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union. Photo: Nora Tam

The government's feet-dragging over building the new Kai Tak sports hub is the biggest worry for rugby as "capacity constraints" at Hong Kong Stadium begin to have a harmful effect on the growth of the Sevens, says Brian Stevenson, president of the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union.

17 Mar 2013 - 7:35am

Busan IPark fend off Hong Kong League XI in Lunar New Year Cup opener

The Hong Kong League XI but couldn’t quite pull off a fairytale victory. Photo: Xinhua

South Korea’s Busan IPark fought off a spirited display from the Hong Kong League XI to win their opening encounter in the Lunar New Year Cup at Hong Kong Stadium.

The local team, made up of the cream of the First Division which had come together only a few days ago, rose to the occasion but couldn’t quite pull off a fairytale victory as they went down 3-1 to the K-League visitors.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Manchester United to play Kitchee in Hong Kong friendly in July

Patrice Evra (centre) and his United teammates at a match at Old Trafford in Manchester last month. Photo: AFP

United first visited Hong Kong in 1975 but haven’t been back since 2005. The game on July 29 will follow the Barclays Asia Trophy, which sees Sunderland, Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City visit for a four-team tournament with South China on July 24 and 27.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Tickets to see China's Olympic heroes in HK to go on sale

Tickets to see some of the Chinese athletes who scored gold in the Olympics perform in Hong Kong will go on sale tomorrow.

The announcement came ahead of the return of Hong Kong's Olympic team today. The government said their efforts would be celebrated tomorrow but gave no details, except that Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying would present them with certificates of commendation.

14 Aug 2012 - 4:15am

Arsenal raise the roof - and fill the coffers

In the end, yesterday's Arsenal-Kitchee clash was about so much more than a game, it was about the future.

30 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Kitchee to get youth training centre

Kitchee's long-term vision of developing quality footballers took a giant step forward yesterday with the establishment of Hong Kong's first training facility dedicated mainly to youth.

Located in Shek Mun in Sha Tin district, the venue is expected to be completed in 18 months following a donation of HK$44 million from the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust.

6 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Millionaires' playground

A survey by Citibank has found that the Wan Chai area, which includes Happy Valley and Causeway Bay, has the largest number of millionaires of any district in Hong Kong.

3 May 2012 - 12:00am

Surface tension over turf state

A long-term solution to remedy a substandard pitch at Hong Kong Stadium is urgently needed if the Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens is to maintain its top-dog status, leading official Trevor Gregory has warned.

6 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Letters

Protesters' approach is misguided

Many newspapers have expressed uncertainty following Leung Chun-ying's victory in the chief executive election and have warned of the struggles he will face.

During his visit to Kwun Tong, there were protests over the possible revival of Article 23 legislation and his feelings about the June 4 incident.

5 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Clean and simple can get the job done

There was a certain amount of mirth stirred up among racing's hands-on personnel this week over John Moore's comments re: Rugby Sevens Sunday and the rebuttal by the Jockey Club chief executive, Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges.

28 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Ardent fan just keeps coming back

Professor Judith Mackay, OBE (and ardent Sevens fan), does not look like your average radical. She has been an anti-smoking activist and was offered 24-hour protection by the Hong Kong police due to her beliefs.

26 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

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