Thursday, October 2, 2008

Siu Sai Wan Sports Ground

Siu Sai Wan Sports Ground is a multi-use stadium in Hong Kong. It is currently used mostly for matches. It occupies about 43,000 meter square and its construction costed over $230 million. Opened in December 1996, the Sports Ground is a concrete structure built on a single level, with a permanent seating capacity of 12,000.


* Natural grass football field
* Athletic facilities conforming to the International Amateur Athletic Federation standard for track and field competitions.

Ancilliary facilities

* A weight training room for athletes
* Six air-conditioned changing and shower rooms
* A function room and a VIP room
* Refreshment kiosk
* Car park

2004 World Cup qualifiers

On 31 March 2004, with the Hong Kong Stadium being readied for the , played host to 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.

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 . Hong Kong lost by 0:2.

International Football Matches

China vs Melbourne Victory

On 4 July 2007, 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.

South China AA vs Chelsea FC

South China AA played against Chelsea FC 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.


This stadium is located very near the bay and the Island Resort, Hong Kong.


Mass Transit Railway

20 minutes walk from Chai Wan Station Exit A.


*82: Siu Sai Wan - North Point Ferry Pier
*84M: Fu Yan Garden - Chai Wan MTR
*606/606P: Siu Sai Wan - Choi Wan
*682/682P: Chai Wan - Ma On Shan
*118R: Siu Sai Wan Sports Ground - Mong Kok


*44M: Chai Wan - Siu Sai Wan Estate
*47M: Chai Wan station - Siu Sai Wan Phase III
*61: Mong Kok East station - Siu Sai Wan
*62A: Hang Fa Chuen - Siu Sai Wan



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