Kai Tak sports hub

Bring Asian Games to Hong Kong in 2023, says top official

Hong Kong should bid for the 2023 Asian Games, a senior sports official said after the Olympic Council of Asia decided the host city for the 2019 Games yesterday.

Friday, 9 November, 2012, 2:40am

Left field: Sports hub change deterred, but official explanation murky

The Kai Tak sports hub has three stadiums, a 50,000-seat one with a retractable roof, another with 6,000 seats and a 5,000-seat indoor one.

The U-turn came as quickly as the initial move to test the waters on how the sports community would react to plans to shelve the sports hub at Kai Tak and move it to the boondocks in North Lantau.

28 Oct 2012 - 3:24am

Kai Tak sports complex will go ahead

The Kai Tak sports hub has three stadiums, a 50,000-seat one with a retractable roof, another with 6,000 seats and a 5,000-seat indoor one.

The sports complex planned for Kai Tak will not be sacrificed for more housing, the government announced yesterday.

The city's sports chiefs were in uproar and threatened to take to the streets after a government housing adviser suggested the two stadiums and other facilities planned for the old airport site should be relocated to Lantau Island to make way for more flats.

27 Oct 2012 - 2:55am

Lam dismisses Kai Tak housing rumours

Rendering of Kai Tak Sports City. Photo: SCMP Picture

The government will stick to its original plan to build a sports complex in Kai Tak, Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor said on Friday, after several days’ uncertainty on the issue.

Lam dismissed speculation in media reports this week that the planned sports complex would be moved away from Kai Tak to make way for the construction of more homes there.

26 Oct 2012 - 5:41pm