Kai Tak Sports Park Breaks Ground!

April 23, 2019

The Kai Tak Sports Park Groundbreaking Ceremony was held on 23 April, 2019 with over 300 in attendance for this exciting milestone! Check out some of the photos from this exciting event in the gallery below. You may also view speeches through the links here:


  • Click this link to view the speech by the Chief Executive, Mrs. Carrie Lam.
  • Click this link to view the speech by the Chairman of Kai Tak Sports Park Limited Dr. Adrian Cheng.
  • Click this link to view the speech by the Project Director of Kai Tak Sports Park Limited Mr. John Sharkey.

The Honourable Mrs. Carrie LAM, The Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Mr. LAU Kong-wah, Secretary for Home Affairs, Dr. Adrian CHENG Chi-kong, Chairman of Kai Tak Sports Park Limited and Mr. John SHARKEY, Project Director of Kai Tak Sports Park Limited for lion eye dotting ceremony.


Officiating at today’s Kai Tak Sports Park’s groundbreaking ceremony alongside Chief Executive the Honourable Mrs Carrie Lam were (from left to right) Mr Yeung Tak-keung, Commissioner for Sports; Mrs Cherry Tse Ling Kit-ching, Permanent Secretary for Home Affairs; Mr Vincent Ng, the Chairman of the Harbourfront Commission; Mr. Pun Kwok-wah, Chairman of Kowloon City District Council; the Honourable Mr Ma Fung-kwok, Legislative Councilor representing Sports, Performing Arts, Culture and Publication Functional Constituency; Mr Timothy Fok Tsun-ting, President of the Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China; Mr Lau Kong-wah, Secretary for Home Affairs; Dr Adrian Cheng Chi-kong, Chairman of Kai Tak Sports Park Ltd; Mr John Sharkey, Project Director of Kai Tak Sports Park Ltd; Mr Chu Tat-chi, Managing Director of Hip Hing Construction; Mr Paul Henry, Senior Principal/Managing Director Asia Pacific of Populous; Mr Darren Burden, Executive Director for the Kai Tak Sports Park Project at SMG (now known as ASM Global); Mr Adrian Staiti, Executive Vice President Global Partnerships at Lagardère Sports (now known as SPORTFIVE), and Mr Edwin Wong, Managing Director of Simon Kwan & Associates.


Officiating guests with the representatives of Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China, Hong Kong Sports Institute, Sports Commission and its three Sports Committees, Hong Kong Sports Association for Persons with Intellectual Disability and Hong Kong athletes to take a group photo to witness Kai Tak Sports Park Groundbreaking.


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Commuting and Accessibility

The project site of the Kai Tak Sports Park takes an area of around 28 hectares in the north apron of the former airport.

Kai Tak Station and Sung Wong Toi Station are within 10 minutes’ walk; with Station Square connecting these stations to Kai Tak Sports Park.

Pedestrian walkways
Pedestrian walkways will connect the Kai Tak Sports Park to new developments in To Kwa Wan, Ma Tau Kok, Kowloon City and Kai Tak districts.

Kai Tak Sports Park is located near two public transport interchanges.

Kai Tak Sports Park is located near Kowloon City Ferry Pier.

The precinct provides ample public parking spaces.

*Final designs are subject to change.


Other Features

Sports and Leisure facilities to be enjoyed by people of all ages and abilities, all day, every day.

The public open space will cater to a diverse range of user groups from community and participatory sports, active recreation, and sports events. It is composed of a rich tapestry of activity and education zones, galleries, trails and elements that honor the iconic Kai Tak Airport and heritage.

Sports Avenue
The Sports Avenue runs across the entire precinct from North to South, offering connections from the adjacent Station Square the Kai Tak and Sung Wong Toi MTR Stations, and through to the harbourfront promenade.

Main Plaza
Located in the heartbeat of the precinct, the Main Plaza can be used for community recreation activities or events. The canopy over the Main Plaza is designed to provide abundant shade for visitors during event and crowd dispersal, and underneath the Main Plaza, a sub-podium passageway will offer an additional visitor dispersal route during events.

Event Village
Located east of the Main Stadium, the Event Village offers a mix of lawn and concrete floor surfaces suitable for different sports activities or extension programmes for major events.

South Plaza
Located in the southern part of the precinct, the South Plaza offers an open-air multi-purpose space for a wide range of activities inclusive of trails and activity zones. The South Plaza connects the harbourfront promenade through an outdoor amphitheatre-like terrace.

Neighbourhood Park
The Neighbourhood Park at the northeastern corner of the precinct will be equipped with courts for ball games as well as a cycling track, a jogging trail, a children’s playground and a lawn for recreation.

Dining Cove
The Dining Cove which overlooks the Victoria Harbour will offer a diverse range of food and beverage options.

In addition to restaurants, retail shops, and a health and wellness centre, there will be an international-standard bowling centre with 40 lanes suitable for hosting international tournaments.
*Final designs are subject to change.


Major Venues

A wide variety of international standard sports facilities suitable for both professional and amateur athletes.

Main Stadium
A Main Stadium with a fixed seating capacity of 50,000, with the theme “Pearl of the Orient” as its design inspiration, it boasts a retractable roof and flexible pitch surface that can host a wide range of international, regional and local events in any weather.
The facility has been designed to meet the standards of major international events with customisable staging and seating configurations that cater to various events and crowd sizes. It also adopts a flexible pitch system which can be switched between quality natural turf for premier football or rugby events, to other surface for a myriad of sports, entertainment, and community events. The South Stand honours the great Hong Kong Rugby Sevens tradition, with a vast activity platform set against a panoramic glass wall that provides exceptional views toward Victoria Harbour.

Indoor Sports Centre
An Indoor Sports Centre with a seating capacity of up to 10,000, with 80% of the seats retractable or removable that caters for different events. The venue has been designed to meet the standard of major international tournaments including badminton, basketball, gymnastics, tennis and table tennis. The ancillary sports hall offers a seating capacity of up to 500.
With the use of different arena overlay floor surfaces and removable spectator seating system, the venue can be configured for different sports activities, from elite competitions to community use. Together, the main arena and ancillary sports hall can provide the equivalent space of 12 standard basketball courts for community use when all spectator seats are removed.

Public Sports Ground
A Public Sports Ground with a seating capacity of 5,000, suitable for hosting school sports days, athletics meets, local football and rugby matches, as well as team and athlete training sessions. With the exception of major events, the Public Sports Ground will be open daily to the public for jogging and quali-walk free of charge.
*Final designs are subject to change.