The retractable natural grass pitch provided the X factor in Guangzhou R&F’s design for the new Kai Tak Sports Park. Photo: SCMP
Noel Prentice
Opinion

Opinion

Noel Prentice

A retractable pitch flowing into a harbour amphitheatre – here’s the Kai Tak Sports Park design you will never see

  • Losing tender for the HK$30 billion project designed a main stadium with a sliding grass pitch to form another arena outside on the waterfront
  • Not even Sebastian Coe could win over the government with their promise to set a new standard for sporting excellence at all levels

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The retractable natural grass pitch provided the X factor in Guangzhou R&F’s design for the new Kai Tak Sports Park. Photo: SCMP
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Noel Prentice

Noel Prentice

Noel Prentice has spent nearly 25 years with the Post, where he is sports editor and also oversees horse racing. He has previously worked in his native New Zealand, England and the Middle East.