The security net for next Thursday's historic Reunification Cup at the Hong Kong Stadium will be cast wider to include players and the hotel they are staying in. More than 400 security personnel and about 100 police will be on hand to keep the peace at the So Kon Po facility for the one-off match between the FIFA World All-Stars and the Asian All-Stars. Security will also be stepped up at the Regal Hong Kong Hotel where all the visiting players will be staying. The last time sports officials had to organise security on such a massive scale was at last May's exhibition between local First Division side Golden and the England national team. Regal Hong Kong Hotel assistant public relations manager Amy Yeung said the hotel would take whatever measures necessary to protect its guests. 'The players are very important guests to us. Besides, government officials and important political figures from all around the world will also stay at our hotel,' she said. 'The security at our hotel will definitely be tightened during the handover period. 'We can't disclose the details of our security measures but we guarantee that all our VIPs will enjoy maximum security during their stay at our hotel. 'We have had meetings with the organisers and we will try our very best to entertain their requirements. 'We have much experience in accommodating large groups. We can handle all the security on our own and we don't have to hire extra staff from other hotels in our group. 'People are allowed to enter our hotel freely. There may be fans waiting for their stars but we will try our best to ensure their privacy if they think they are being disturbed. 'There will be security guards and other staff at the lobby to offer their services at any time,' Yeung added. About 400 security personnel were present at the England game amid fears of potential troublemakers, but the match, played before a crowd of about 25,000, went off without incident. Wembley spokesman Terence Lee said a security force of about 500 would be present at the Hong Kong Stadium in the biggest show of force since last year's England game. Chief Executive-designate Tung Chee-hwa and some of sports leading officials will attend Thursday's game, giving security a bigger headache. 'A lot of British military personnel were hired for the England game last year, but since they have left Hong Kong because of the handover, we have arranged for Gurkhas and some Western security personnel from a local security firm to strengthen the security,' said Lee. Meanwhile, the Chinese national anthem will be played for the first time at the Hong Kong Stadium after the handover. Organisers have planned several activities in the evening leading up to the match, with 11 representatives from 56 Hong Kong sports associations in a marching-out parade. The new SAR flag as well as the Chinese flag will fly at the stadium entrance. An eye-dotting ceremony as well as lion dances will be performed before the match.