Hong Kong Stadium
South China AA Hong Kong
- Games of the national football team of Hong Kong
- Games of South China AA
- Asian Cup 1956
- Hong Kong Sevens
The Hong Kong Stadium is a stadium in Hong Kong. It can accommodate 40,000 spectators and is the national football team of Hong Kong as a home.
The Hong Kong Stadium is located in Wan Chai District and was opened in 1952. At the time of opening the stadium could accommodate 35,000 spectators. Since 1952 the club South China AA contributes in this stadium of its home games. South China AA was until today 38 times football champion of Hong Kong and was able to secure the trophy nine times the country. In addition to this club and the national football team of Hong Kong uses the stadium for football matches. The success of these national talk but within limits. Since you have never participated in a FIFA World Cup, the biggest success is a third place in the AFC Asian Cup 1956.
The capacity of the Hong Kong stadium is 40,000 spectators today. In 1994 a renovation was carried out in the stadium, in which the capacity was increased to the value today of valid before 35,000 seats. During the renovation of the previously existing athletics track was being removed and the schools, which until now used the stadium as a venue for competitions, were asked to a new location to conduct its competitions to search. However, on the first day problems with the turf presented an after renovation. Alex Ferguson, manager of Manchester United remarked, after a stint of his association in this stadium that the lawn was uneven, sandy and very smooth, so that the player can quickly injured. A little later, this problem has been fixed, as it renewed the playing surface.
In Hong Kong Stadium next to football games and games of rugby sport take place. The stadium is planned as a venue for the Rugby Union World Cup 2019, which will take place in Japan, Singapore and Hong Kong. For this event, the capacity of the stadium will be increased to approximately 50,000 seats. In Hong Kong Furthermore finds stage every year the Hong Kong Sevens, the most famous tournament in the IRB Sevens World Series, instead. The Hong Kong Sevens always 24 countries selections play for the win, the winners include, among other things, England, Australia and New Zealand.