A brand new world-class stadium that has been proposed for Hong Kong should be a multi-sport venue and not just for one or two sports, a senior sports official said yesterday. The Government has indicated that it might build a 20,000-30,000-seater stadium and is currently looking at a number of suitable sites. Amongst the locations are Kai Tak, the East and West Kowloon reclamations and Lai Chi Kok. A high-ranking sports official urged the Government to ensure that the new stadium, if and when it is built, should be capable of being used by a number of sports. 'We should not have another scenario like with the Hong Kong Stadium where only soccer and rugby can be played regularly,' said Con Conway, vice-president of the Hong Kong Amateur Sports Federation and Olympic Committee (ASF & OC). Jonathan McKinley, principal assistant secretary (recreation and sport) Home Affairs Bureau, said the Government would look into all angles before deciding whether to go ahead. 'Everything is in the preliminary stages. We will carry out a feasibility study and also look at a number of locations,' said McKinley. 'We have got in touch with the athletic and football associations to ask for their opinions. 'It will be a multi-purpose stadium if one is built. We are looking at everything . . . for instance the pitch could be oval in shape thus accommodating cricket too.' It is understood that the new stadium could boast state-of-the-art facilities for both athletes and spectators. One of the proposals that have been put forward is for every seat to have a TV monitor - like in an aeroplane - where fans will have at their fingertips the latest information of an athlete or teams. 'As I said, it is all in the very early stages. But we think there is room for another stadium in Hong Kong,' said McKinley. Conway told Sports Post that the Government should get the views of as many sports associations as possible before deciding whether to go ahead with such a large undertaking. 'They have to canvass the views and opinions of other sports too. Not only football and athletics,' he said. The Hong Kong Football Association preferred that the location for a new stadium be in West Kowloon. HKFA spokesman Miranda Yu said: 'West Kowloon seems to be a good location to have this new stadium because of its easy accessibility and because of its surroundings. 'We have given the Home Affairs Bureau a technical book written by FIFA and UEFA on the technical requirements in the construction of new stadium. We hope the Government will follow the criteria set down by FIFA.' The Hong Kong Athletic Association also confirmed that it had expressed interest in a new stadium. The old Hong Kong Stadium had an athletics track around it, but it was done away with when the stadium was rebuilt.