Wan Chai Sports Ground

Wan Chai Sports Ground will be demolished in 2019

Students race to the finishing line at Wan Chai Sports Ground.

A popular sports facility in Wan Chai will be demolished when the sports complex in Kai Tak is completed in 2019, Secretary for Home Affairs Tsang Tak-sing revealed yesterday.

Saturday, 10 November, 2012, 4:03am 2 comments

Kai Tak venue to replace Wan Chai Sports Ground, says Tsang

Secretary for Home Affairs Tsang Tak-sing. Photo: Sam Tsang

The government will give up the Wan Chai Sports Ground when the world-class sports complex in Kai Tak is completed in 2019, says Secretary for Home Affairs Tsang Tak-sing.

9 Nov 2012 - 3:54pm 3 comments

More than 1,000 police to counter protesters

Police are preparing to deploy more than 1,000 officers around the venue for tomorrow's chief executive election, as thousands of protesters are set to voice their opinions.

Security will also be beefed up for the visit of the Indonesian president, Dr Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono.

24 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Cultural hub should have small casino and convention facilities

It is obvious that the West Kowloon Cultural District is not going to be sustainable.

It will depend on proceeds from ticket sales at the various cultural venues and I do not think this is feasible.

25 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

Region is already spoiled for choice of convention facilities

Once the Convention and Exhibition Centre extension in Wan Chai was completed, the government reaffirmed its plan to have a third phase of expansion. This proposal must be closely studied, otherwise what is built could become another white elephant.

17 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

Expanded convention centre may become a white elephant

The chief executive's policy address mentioned the possibility of expanding the Convention and Exhibition Centre in Wan Chai to include a third phase. The plan must be studied before we go ahead with another white elephant.

29 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

Opposition poised to derail exhibition centre expansion

Third phase has slim chance of being approved: source

The proposed third-phase expansion of the Convention and Exhibition Centre is unlikely to be accepted by the government because its impact on the Wan Chai North area could stir up enormous public opposition, according to a source familiar with the project.

16 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Track power on show

About 2,500 people defied scorching temperatures to take part in the Olympic Day Run 2007 at Wan Chai Sports Ground last Sunday.

This is proof that sport is becoming increasingly popular in Hong Kong, a top sports official said.

28 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Stars to launch sport festival

Macau rock duo Soler, singer Charles Szeto and other celebrities will help kick off the 2006 Festival of Sport at Wan Chai Sports Ground on Sunday afternoon.

The XLIX Festival of Sport, Hong Kong's annual mini-Olympics, is a three-month sports extravaganza.

24 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Protest jam?

Protests will be staged close to the WTO conference, under a new plan. The two sites being offered, the Wan Chai Sports Ground and the nearby cargo-handling area, hold 11,000 people. There might be 10,000 protesters. What do you think of this plan? Write to us

9 Oct 2005 - 12:00am

Rethink urged on WTO protest site

Councillors voice their objections to Wan Chai choice

The government has been urged to rethink its plans to turn a public playground in the heart of Wan Chai into a protest site for December's WTO ministerial meeting.

21 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Shops take a wait-and-see approach to WTO trouble

Most plan business as usual, despite threat of street violence

People working in businesses near the expected World Trade Organisation protest hot spots yesterday were largely philosophical about the prospect of disruption - although some said they would flee at the first sign of violence.

16 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Avoid vital deals during WTO talks, firms told

Companies must assess risks to themselves and neighbours

Companies with headquarters in Wan Chai have been warned not to schedule important business deals during the WTO ministerial meeting in December - as police prepare for possible violent protests.

15 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Victoria jail could hold 700 WTO protesters

Immigration will deny entry to miscreants, says security boss

Victoria Prison could hold up to 700 protesters if trouble flares during the World Trade Organisation ministerial meeting in December, the security chief said yesterday.

28 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

HOLIDAY FESTIVITIES

Hongkongers will be out in force today - from human rights activists, to unionists and those simply after some holiday fun - and they should take their umbrellas, as the Observatory predicts squally showers and thunderstorms.

1 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

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