Thursday, October 2, 2008

Tseung Kwan O Sports Ground

Tseung Kwan O Sports Ground located at Po Hong Road in Tseung Kwan O, New Territories, Hong Kong, is a multi-purpose sports ground. It will become the main venue for track and field events for the 2009 East Asian Games and it is scheduled to be completed by mid 2009.

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.

Events to be held

* 2009 East Asian Games
* Hong Kong First Division League


Facilities of the main sports ground include:
* Eight-lane 400-metre all-weather synthetic running track
* 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 the Federation Internationale de Football Association 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 ground

The secondary sports ground includes:
* Warm-up track and field facilities
* Seven-a-side natural turf football pitch

Ancillary facilities

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.


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