(HONG KONG, December 22, 2020) The Kai Tak Sports Park team today released updated renderings highlighting the design progress of the most anticipated sports facility in Hong Kong. When completed, the Populous designed Sports Park will be one of the world’s leading multi-purpose sports and entertainment precincts.
“We are excited to be able to share new images of Kai Tak Sports Park, to paint the picture of these world-class facilities for the community as well as for international visitors to Hong Kong,” said Richard Breslin, Senior Principal & Director of Populous.
Breslin added “Nothing of the scale or level of integration between community, sports, entertainment and retail facilities designed for Kai Tak Sports Park exists anywhere else in the world.”
The iconic location with sweeping harbour views and a rich history has influenced the design that the team is working hard to deliver. Once completed, Kai Tak Sports Park will be a unique destination with world-class facilities and a thriving precinct for the community to enjoy day after day.
As a pioneering Design, Build and Operate project in Hong Kong, the design team has had the opportunity to work closely with the future operator, ASM Global, from an early stage to ensure the best experience for patrons and long-term viability for Kai Tak Sports Park.
These new images of the Main Stadium and Main Plaza, nestled beside the harbour at Kowloon Bay, are a good example of the benefits of having the operator embedded in the design process from the outset.
The canopy above the Main Plaza links the Main Stadium with the Indoor Sports Centre, creating a large outdoor event space with the flexibility in power, technology and services to host a range of temporary events and festivals. The central opening in the canopy roof provides a view to the Main Stadium, helping to create a sense of anticipation as patrons arrive at the heart of the precinct.
Darren Burden, Executive Director of ASM Global noted that “Kai Tak Sports Park will transform the sports landscape in Hong Kong. ASM Global will bring world class sports and entertainment events and deliver an outstanding experience to fans and clients alike. The new renders provide a tantalising glimpse as to what that experience will look and feel like and we can’t wait to start delivering events.”
About Kai Tak Sports Park:
Kai Tak Sports Park is the place to discover and experience the very best in sports, leisure and entertainment, in the heart of Hong Kong.
The fully integrated Sports Park will be the largest sports infrastructure in Hong Kong. It is located within easy reach from the Greater Bay Area and is designed to bring people together through world class sports and entertainment events.
Kai Tak Sports Park is designed around a Sports Avenue that runs through the precinct for easy navigation and accessibility to all parts of the Sports Park. It will end at a harbourfront promenade with spectacular Victoria Harbour views. A network of elevated walkways will also connect Kai Tak Sports Park with the neighbourhood and transportation hubs. These enhancements will ensure that Kai Tak Sports Park is a state-of-the-art facility for Hong Kong and the world.
The centre piece is a 50,000 seat Main Stadium inspired by Hong Kong’s reputation as the “Pearl of the Orient”. It features a fully retractable roof, a flexible pitch system and a South Stand window overlooking Victoria Harbour.
Next to the Main Stadium is the Indoor Sports Centre with the flexibility to host community sports and events of up to 10,000 seats. 80% of the seats in the main arena are retractable, allowing the public to use up to 40 badminton courts.
A Public Sports Ground designed for community sports, sports days, training sessions and domestic competitions will also be offered at Kai Tak Sports Park together with 5,000 spectator seats. It will be opened to the public for free on non-event days.
These venues will be complemented with extensive public open spaces for events and leisure together with retail, a health and wellness centre, a bowling alley and harbour front dining spaces.
Kai Tak Sports Park is expected to be completed in 2023.