Hong Kong governor Murray MacLehose (centre) at the Queen Elizabeth Stadium’s opening ceremony on August 27, 1980. Photo: SCMP Hong Kong governor Murray MacLehose (centre) at the Queen Elizabeth Stadium’s opening ceremony on August 27, 1980. Photo: SCMP
Hong Kong governor Murray MacLehose (centre) at the Queen Elizabeth Stadium’s opening ceremony on August 27, 1980. Photo: SCMP

Queen Elizabeth Stadium: when Hong Kong built ‘a veritable power-house of sport’

  • Wan Chai’s Queen Elizabeth Stadium was announced in 1975 and opened in 1980 to commemorate an earlier royal visit
  • At the official opening, governor Sir Murray MacLehose declared it to be ‘the finest yet’ of the colony’s sporting venues

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Hong Kong governor Murray MacLehose (centre) at the Queen Elizabeth Stadium’s opening ceremony on August 27, 1980. Photo: SCMP Hong Kong governor Murray MacLehose (centre) at the Queen Elizabeth Stadium’s opening ceremony on August 27, 1980. Photo: SCMP
Hong Kong governor Murray MacLehose (centre) at the Queen Elizabeth Stadium’s opening ceremony on August 27, 1980. Photo: SCMP
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