Mong Kok Stadium

Merrick wary of vietnam test

Hong Kong will have to endure growing pains, warned coach Ernie Merrick, as the third game under his watch - against Vietnam at Mongkok Stadium on Sunday - presents a formidable challenge.

Thursday, 7 June, 2012, 12:00am

HK score a double whammy

Rugby's expedition into the heartland of Kowloon ended in a double-edged victory for the game. On the field they hammered Kazakhstan into submission with a 55-0 victory and, off it, the fans turned up in sizeable numbers to mark a successful homecoming to Mong Kok Stadium.

27 May 2012 - 12:00am

HK aiming for a full house at Mong Kok

Rugby's popularity will be put to the test on Saturday when Hong Kong host Kazakhstan in the HSBC Asian Five Nations Top Five competition at Mong Kok Stadium, with officials hoping a good turnout will boost the home team as well as establish the game's credentials amongst the local community.

23 May 2012 - 12:00am

Bhengu strikes late to deny Citizen

Defending champions Citizen crashed out of the Canbo Senior Shield quarter-finals after losing to visiting Tuen Mun 2-1 at Mong Kok Stadium yesterday.

'We only had ourselves to blame,' said Citizen president Pui Kwan-kay after Makhosonke Bhengu struck in the 87th minute for the visitors.

27 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Kitchee fire blanks but still regain top spot in table

Champions Kitchee regained their top spot in the table despite being held to a goalless draw by Citizen in their BMA First Division clash at Mong Kok Stadium yesterday. Hong Kong international Lam Ka-wai made his first appearance of the season after recovering from a nagging thigh injury to strengthen Kitchee's midfield.

21 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

A bad week for ...

Gloria Macapagal Arroyo

20 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Clubs hail 'fantastic' Mong Kok Stadium

The refurbished Mong Kok Stadium opens today to much fanfare as Sunray Cave JC Sun Hei and Sham Shui Po become the first clubs to play at the much-anticipated, spanking new facility.

16 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

With 24-hour TV, betting on local games 'possible'

Hong Kong's first 24-hour soccer channel could create momentum for betting on local matches, Hong Kong Football Association vice-chairman Steven Lo Kit-sing said yesterday.

7 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Clubs lay claim to revamped Mong Kok

Soccer clubs are concerned over who will get top priority at the renovated Mong Kok Stadium when the popular venue reopens in September.

3 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Nearly there ...

The facelift is almost complete and ready for the beautiful game.

The HK$275 million upgrade of Mong Kok Stadium will be done by the start of the new season in September. Three teams - Rangers, Sun Hei and Citizen - have already indicated they will use the facility as their home ground.

5 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

HKAAA bothered by use of TKO ground

The Tseung Kwan O Sports Ground, a venue built for athletics, will be used for domestic soccer for the first time when Kitchee kick off their 'home' match against Citizen in the BMA First Division tonight.

16 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

60 per cent cut sought for hiring HK Stadium

The Hong Kong Football Association (HKFA) has asked the government for a 60 per cent cut in hiring Hong Kong Stadium to accommodate more matches in the new season.

League champions South China and Kitchee will use Hong Kong Stadium for all their home matches next season as Mong Kok Stadium is undergoing renovation.

2 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

New pro league put on the back burner: Leung

Re-elected Hong Kong Football Association chairman Brian Leung Hung-tak has put plans for a professional league on hold for at least 12 months.

'I think time is running out for implementing a brand new league in such a short period of time,' said Leung, who was re-elected unopposed and holds his post for two more years, at the association's annual general meeting last night.

28 Jun 2009 - 12:00am

Reduce hiring fee or venue will suffer: FA

The Hong Kong Football Association has urged the government to slash ground-hiring charges, otherwise the soon-to-be-renovated Mong Kok Stadium will become a 'white elephant'.

FA deputy general secretary Lam Shing-kui said clubs would be forced to go to cheaper stadiums if the government continued to charge 20 per cent of gross receipts.

15 May 2009 - 12:00am

Kitchee narrow gap on Caroliners

Kitchee ended the year on a high as they narrowed South China's lead at the top of the Coolpoint Ventilation First Division to five points after thrashing Sheffield United 3-0 at Mong Kok Stadium yesterday. Lo Kwan-yee scored a brace after Gao Wen had given his side the lead. Second-placed Kitchee finished the year on 27 points, behind leaders South China who are on 32 points after 12 matches.

29 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

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