Soccer chiefs have been told to find another venue before the season starts in September, because the scarred Hong Kong Stadium pitch may be unavailable. Officials plan to completely resurface the problem-plagued surface this summer with fresh grass that is being nurtured in Guangdong. But the transplant's ensuing recovery time could put it off-limits until October. The temporary move aims to ensure the stadium's turf is playable at least by the end of the year. But a stand-off between stadium managers Wembley International and urban councillors concerning Wembley's contract has shelved indefinitely moves to reconstruct the entire pitch, including its sand foundations and irrigation system. Councillors have called for Wembley's contract to be terminated amid continuing criticism from sports bodies concerning the pitch's 'unplayable' and 'embarrassing' state. Wembley maintains its innocence, saying the pitch was already faulty when it took up management. The Urban Council's Stadium Board of Governors chairman Ambrose Cheung Wing-sum said work to re-lay the pitch - if approved - could cost $2 million and start in June following a double-header soccer exhibition on Sunday. The soccer extravaganza is to feature Ajax Amsterdam and Italian team Bologna squaring off against local sides Rangers and Instant-Dict. 'The soccer season is due to re-start at the end of September, but they may have to choose an alternative pitch as works at the stadium may take up to four months,' Cheung said. 'The resurfacing itself should take only about four to six weeks, but it takes a while for the grass to grow-in and strengthen.'