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Taxpayer to pay for emergency work after former manager Wembley accused of

Taxpayers have been hit with a near $6.5 million bill for outstanding repairs to the Hong Kong Stadium, said to have been left by former managers Wembley International.

Friday, 21 August, 1998, 12:00am

Stadium row may be settled out of court

The row over the sacking of Hong Kong Stadium managers Wembley International may be settled out of court, the Urban Council chairman hinted yesterday.

Dr Ronald Leung Ding-bong suggested a settlement could be reached with the ousted managers and that the council might not proceed with legal action over Wembley's handling of its management contract.

30 May 1998 - 12:00am

Concerts may win reprieve at 'noisy' stadium

CONCERTS at the Hong Kong Stadium may recommence under stringent conditions if further consultation with neighbouring residents proves fruitful.

The Urban Council Standing Committee voted yesterday to conduct a survey of residents to find out conditions under which they may accept concerts at the arena.

18 Oct 1995 - 12:00am

Stadium box holders seek free extensions

TENANTS of the 50 corporate suites at the Hong ong Stadium are so incensed over the programming of events at the arena they are asking for free extension of their leases as compensation.

9 Aug 1995 - 12:00am

Stadium needs a fresh start

WHAT a pity that the redeveloped [Hong Kong] Stadium has become a political football before it has had the chance to prove its value to the community.

Recent debate has focused on the noise issue, but this is really a by-product of the actual problem.

30 May 1994 - 12:00am

Law bears up amid surging crowd . . .

POLICE were forced to use drastic safety measures last night to control the huge crowds of people heading for the Hong Kong Stadium on its opening night.

Most of the 39,000 who attended arrived at the last minute.

12 Mar 1994 - 12:00am

Profits 'will pay for stadium'

TAXPAYERS' controversial $175 million payment towards the fitting-out of the new Hong Kong Stadium will be recovered from the stadium's profits, Urban Council Chairman Dr Ronald Leung Ding-bong said.

The funding, reluctantly approved by Urban Councillors in November, attracted wide criticism because it was 50 per cent higher than the estimate.

7 Feb 1994 - 12:00am

No more requests for stadium funds

THE chairman of the panel monitoring the new Hong Kong Stadium, Ronald Leung Ding-bong, yesterday pledged that no extra funding will be sought from the Urban Council for the sports ground.

21 Jan 1994 - 12:00am

Sevens organisers face new stumbling block

A FRESH row has erupted between Sevens organisers and controllers of the new Hongkong Stadium after yesterday's first meeting of the 40,000-seater facility's Board of Governors.

Hongkong Sevens organisers will contest a $15,000 per day surcharge on each of their expected 100 temporary corporate boxes during the tournament on March 26 and 27, 1994.

17 Jul 1993 - 12:00am

Stalemate puts 1994 HK Sevens in jeopardy

NEXT year's Hongkong Sevens tournament is in doubt.

This grim prospect emerged yesterday after clear battle lines were drawn between the Hongkong Rugby Football Union and the Government-hired company brought in to manage the new stadium, Wembley International.

16 Jun 1993 - 12:00am