Hong Kong Football Club Stadium

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Hong Kong Football Club Stadium
HKFC Stadium.jpg
Location 3 Sports Road, Happy Valley, Hong Kong
Coordinates 22°27′44″N 114°18′16″E / 22.46222°N 114.30444°E / 22.46222; 114.30444Coordinates: 22°27′44″N 114°18′16″E / 22.46222°N 114.30444°E / 22.46222; 114.30444
Owner Hong Kong FC
Operator Hong Kong FC
Capacity 2,750[1]
Surface Artificial turf
Tenants
Hong Kong Football Club (football)
Natixis HKFC Select (rugby)

Hong Kong Football Club Stadium (Chinese: 香港足球會球場) is a multi-purpose stadium located in Happy Valley, Hong Kong inside the oval of Happy Valley Racecourse. The main pitch is used for football and rugby (union) matches, and there is an adjoining field hockey pitch. The playing surface has been synthetic since 2004.

The stadium, privately owned by the Hong Kong Football Club, holds 2,750 people and hosts the annual Hong Kong Tens tournament and the HKFC International Soccer Sevens tournament.

The original HKFC Stadium on Sports Road was the venue for the world-famous Hong Kong Sevens from its inception in 1976 until it outgrew its home and was moved to the Hong Kong Government Stadium (now the Hong Kong Stadium) in 1982. The original stadium was built in 1954 and demolished in 1995 and was located northeast, adjacent to the racecourse.[2][3]

The pitch is also used for Junior Soccer and Rugby teams. These teams train on the pitch on Saturdays and Sundays. Some teams also train on the Training Triangle, which is next to the main pitch.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Soccer/Rugby Pitch, retrieved 22 September 2016 
  2. ^ Way, Dennis M. (2011). Along The Sports Road: The Hong Kong Football Club, Its Environs And Personalities 1886-2011. Hong Kong: Hong Kong Football Club. pp. 124–125. ISBN 9789881977212. 
  3. ^ gwulo.com/atom/19474

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Preceded by
None
Hong Kong Sevens
Venue

1976–1981
Succeeded by
Hong Kong Stadium