Siu Sai Wan Sports Ground

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Siu Sai Wan Sports Ground
Siu Sai Wan Sports Ground
Location Siu Sai Wan, Hong Kong
Owner Hong Kong Government
Capacity 12,000
Surface Grass
105m X 68m
Construction
Opened 1996
Construction cost HK$230 million
Tenants
Hong Kong Yokohama (2012–present)
Citizen (2009–2010)
Ground rules sign in the stadium
Section directions
Fast food kiosk

Siu Sai Wan Sports Ground (Chinese: 小西灣運動場) is a multi-purpose stadium in Hong Kong. It is currently used mostly for football matches. It occupies about 43,000 meter square and its construction costed over HK$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.[1]

Facilities[edit]

Ancillary facilities[edit]

  • A weight training room for athletes
  • Six air-conditioned changing and shower rooms (two for referees and four for teams)
  • A function room and a VIP room
  • Refreshment kiosk
  • Car park

Hong Kong First Division League[edit]

  • Citizen AA used this sports ground as the home stadium in 2009–10 season.[2]
  • Hong Kong Yokoyama used this sports ground as the home stadium in 2012–13 season.

FIFA World Cup qualifiers[edit]

On 31 March 2004, with the Hong Kong Stadium being readied for the Hong Kong Rugby Sevens, Hong Kong played host to China PR 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.[3]

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 Kuwait. Hong Kong lost by 0:2.[4]

On 28 July 2011, Hong Kong will play host to Saudi Arabia in the second round of the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification. The Hong Kong Stadium is not available due to the hosting of the 2011 Barclays Asia Trophy from 27 to 31 July 2011.

International football matches[edit]

China vs Melbourne Victory[edit]

On 4 July 2007, China 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.[5]

South China AA vs Chelsea FC[edit]

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.

Location[edit]

This stadium is located close to the bay and the Island Resort private housing estate.

Transport[edit]

MTR
Buses and minibuses

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 22°16′03″N 114°14′57″E / 22.267434°N 114.249063°E / 22.267434; 114.249063