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Kai Tak sports hub

Funding decision for Kai Tak sports complex 'is best move', say sports chiefs

The government's decision to foot the total estimated HK$19 billion cost of the Kai Tak sports complex will save time and money, top Hong Kong sports officials said.

Tuesday, 28 January, 2014, 5:20pm 2 comments

We need bigger stadium - and fast

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

Left Field: How chief executive can win some friends through sport

It's in our nature to believe the grass is always greener elsewhere. And these feelings peak at the turn of a new year. On New Year's Day, tens of thousands of people took part in a protest calling for the resignation of Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying. And one of the main calls from the demonstrators was for more democracy.

6 Jan 2013 - 3:06am

Hong Kong rugby chief spells out grand vision

Rugby league and even American football are on the cards once the state-of-the-art 50,000-seater stadium is built at Kai Tak, says the enterprising Hong Kong Rugby Football Union.

18 Nov 2012 - 3:55am

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.

The vice president of the Hong Kong Olympic Committee, Vivien Lau Chiang-chu, said: "We will have all sports infrastructure, including the Kai Tak sports hub, ready by 2023 and, timing-wise, it will just be perfect."

9 Nov 2012 - 2:40am

Government must justify tearing up agreed plans

Supplying more land to meet housing needs is easier said than done in a small city like Hong Kong. Having pledged to provide adequate affordable housing for the people in his election campaign, Leung Chun-ying finds himself under pressure to deliver. The move to review the land use decided by his predecessor at the former Kai Tak airport is, therefore, understandable.

4 Nov 2012 - 3:36am

Wrong thinking on the future of Kai Tak

Kai Tak is in the news again, with individuals and organisations debating the pros and cons of dedicating land to housing or a sports hub.

Given that developing the space formerly occupied by the old airport is bound to take many years, we may have to become accustomed to articles debating the merits of various uses for the land. But the arguments recently have been unconvincing.

31 Oct 2012 - 3:08am

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

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 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

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