Tseung Kwan O Sports Ground

Tseung Kwan O Sports Ground (Chinese: 將軍澳運動場), located in Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong, is a multi-purpose sports ground and home of Hong Kong Premier League club Eastern. It was the main venue for track and field events for the 2009 Hong Kong Games, 2009 East Asian Games and 2011 Hong Kong Games.

Tseung Kwan O Sports Ground
將軍澳運動場
Address109 Po Hong Road, Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong
Coordinates22°18′43″N 114°15′50″E / 22.311886°N 114.263940°E / 22.311886; 114.263940 (Tseung Kwan O Sports Ground)Coordinates: 22°18′43″N 114°15′50″E / 22.311886°N 114.263940°E / 22.311886; 114.263940 (Tseung Kwan O Sports Ground)
Public transit     Tseung Kwan O station
OwnerHong Kong Government
OperatorLeisure and Cultural Services Department
Capacity3,500
5,000 (2009 East Asian Games)
Field size105 x 65 metres (115 x 71 yards)
SurfaceGrass
Construction
Broke ground18 June 2006; 15 years ago (2006-06-18)
Opened19 May 2009; 12 years ago (2009-05-19)
Construction costHK$350 million
ArchitectP&T Group & ArupSport
Tenants
Eastern (2014–15, 2019–20)
Kitchee (2010–13)
Yokohama FC HK (2013–14)
South China (2015–17)
Lee Man (2017–19, 2020–)

Occupying an area of about 5.9 hectares, it comprises a main sports ground, a warm-up secondary sports ground, and other facilities for holding large-scale international competitions. Its track and field facilities conform to International Association of Athletics Federations standards. It is located adjacent to the Hong Kong Velodrome.

OpeningEdit

It was officially opened on 19 May 2009 with celebrating the 200-day countdown to the opening of the 2009 East Asian Games.[1]

Events heldEdit

FacilitiesEdit

 
The green running tracks of Tseung Kwan O Sports Ground playing host to the 2009 Hong Kong Games.

Facilities of the main sports ground include:

  • Eight-lane 400-metre all-weather synthetic running track, in a unique green colour
  • Javelin-throw circle
  • High jump take-off runways and pits
  • Long jump and triple jump runways and pits
  • Pole-vault runway and landing area
  • Steeple chase facilities
  • Hammer and discus cage
  • Shot-put throwing area
  • 11-a-side natural football pitch conforming to FIFA standards
  • Covered spectator stand with a seating capacity of about 3,500 and spaces for a temporary spectator stand with 1,500 seats.

Secondary sports groundEdit

The secondary sports ground includes:

  • Warm-up track and field facilities
  • Seven-a-side natural turf football pitch

Ancillary facilitiesEdit

 
Main Entrance.

Other ancillary facilities include:

  • Doping control rooms
  • Weight-lifting rooms
  • Control rooms
  • Press facilities
  • Necessary facilities for organising events and conferences as well as holding training exercises.

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Tseung Kwan O Sports Ground opens to celebrate EAG 200-day countdown". Leisure and Cultural Services Department. 19 May 2009. Retrieved 13 May 2011.

External linksEdit

Events and tenants
Preceded by East Asian Games Athletics competitions
Main Venue

2009
Succeeded by
TBA