Siu Sai Wan Sports Ground

Siu Sai Wan Sports Ground (Chinese: 小西灣運動場) is a multi-purpose stadium in Siu Sai Wan, Hong Kong. It is currently used mostly for football matches. It occupies about 43,000 square metres and its construction cost over HK $230 million. Opened in December 1996, the Sports Ground is a concrete structure built on a single level, with a permanent seating capacity of 11,981[1][2]

Siu Sai Wan Sports Ground
小西灣運動場
Address8 Fu Hong Street, Siu Sai Wan, Hong Kong
Coordinates22°16′03″N 114°14′57″E / 22.267473°N 114.249058°E / 22.267473; 114.249058Coordinates: 22°16′03″N 114°14′57″E / 22.267473°N 114.249058°E / 22.267473; 114.249058
Public transit     Chai Wan station
OwnerHong Kong Government
OperatorLeisure and Cultural Services Department
Capacity11,981[1]
SurfaceGrass
105m X 68m
Construction
OpenedDecember 1996; 24 years ago (1996-12)
Construction costHK $230 million
Tenants
Hong Kong Yokohama (2012–2013)
Citizen (2009–2010)
R&F (2016–2017)
Ground rules sign in the stadium
Section directions
Fast food kiosk

FacilitiesEdit

Ancillary facilitiesEdit

  • A weight training room for athletes
  • Six air-conditioned changing and shower rooms (two for referees and four for teams)
  • A function room and a VIP room
  • Refreshment kiosks
  • A fee-paying car park with 70 parking spaces (5 for coaches, 10 for motorcycles and 55 for private cars)[3]

Hong Kong First Division LeagueEdit

  • Citizen AA used this sports ground as the home stadium in 2009–10 season.[4]
  • Hong Kong Yokoyama used this sports ground as the home stadium in 2012–13 season.

FIFA World Cup qualifiersEdit

On 31 March 2004, with the Hong Kong Stadium being readied for the Hong Kong Rugby Sevens, Hong Kong played host to China PR in a 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification game at Siu Sai Wan Sports Ground instead. Hong Kong lost the game to China by 0:1. 9,000 fans attended the game.[5]

On 8 September 2004, Hong Kong again used Siu Sai Wan Sports Ground as its home ground for the 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification game against Kuwait. Hong Kong lost by 0:2.[6]

On 28 July 2011, Hong Kong will play host to Saudi Arabia in the second round of the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification. The Hong Kong Stadium is not available due to the hosting of the 2011 Barclays Asia Trophy from 27 to 31 July 2011.

International football matchesEdit

China vs Melbourne VictoryEdit

On 4 July 2007, China played against Melbourne Victory at Siu Sai Wan Sports Ground, in preparation for the 2007 AFC Asian Cup. The 90 minutes game was separated into 3 30 minute periods and China won the game 1:0 with a goal from Wang Dong in the second period.[7]

South China vs Chelsea FCEdit

South China played against Chelsea from the English Premiership at the stadium on 20 May 1997. South China lost 2:3 to Chelsea. Gianluca Vialli scored two goals, Roberto Di Matteo scored the other. South China's Shum Kwok Pui and Cheng Siu Chung scored for the home team. 10,500 fans attended the game.

LocationEdit

This stadium is located close to the Island East Transfer Station and the Island Resort private housing estate. It is also located close to the Siu Sai Wan Promenade and Harmony Garden.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Siu Sai Wan Sports Ground". lcsd.gov.hk. Leisure and Cultural Services Department. Retrieved 19 March 2016.
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ Leisure and Cultural Services Department Archived October 16, 2016, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ 2009/10賽季各球會主場
  5. ^ FIFA.com Hong Kong - China PR 0:1 (0:0)
  6. ^ FIFA.com Hong Kong - Kuwait 0:2 (0:1)
  7. ^ [2]

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