The Hong Kong Coliseum in Hung Hom under construction, in January 1978. Picture: SCMPThe Hong Kong Coliseum in Hung Hom under construction, in January 1978. Picture: SCMP
The Hong Kong Coliseum in Hung Hom under construction, in January 1978. Picture: SCMP

Why the Hong Kong Coliseum was built – to meet demand and avoid embarrassment

At a cost of HK$140 million, the stadium was hailed as a ‘tribute to leisure’ when it finally opened in 1983

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The Hong Kong Coliseum in Hung Hom under construction, in January 1978. Picture: SCMPThe Hong Kong Coliseum in Hung Hom under construction, in January 1978. Picture: SCMP
The Hong Kong Coliseum in Hung Hom under construction, in January 1978. Picture: SCMP
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