25 May 2016

A public engagement exercise for the Kai Tak Sports Park has been launched to provide information on the planning of the project and collect public views about the Sports Park. The engagement exercise includes the launch of a dedicated project website, roving exhibitions in various locations across the territory, a questionnaire survey and consultations with the District Councils concerned. The exercise will end on July 19.

"The Kai Tak Sports Park will be spread across about 28 hectares. It is the most important Hong Kong sports infrastructure project of recent decades and the sports park will be the largest in Hong Kong. The Sports Park will provide multi-purpose sports venues that will allow the hosting of major international sports events and provide our athletes with more opportunities to compete at a home venue with players from other parts of the world. It will also provide many facilities for professional and amateur athletes as well as members of the public to enjoy," a spokesman for the Home Affairs Bureau (HAB) said.

"The Government conducted a three-stage public participation programme from 2004 to 2006 to collect public and stakeholders' views on the Kai Tak Development. The community generally envisaged Kai Tak as a hub of sports, recreation, entertainment, tourism and quality housing. In the past few years, the HAB has conducted a number consultancy studies on the Sports Park so that the planning and facilities of the Sports Park would meet community needs for sports facilities, provide advanced and multi-purpose sports venues for hosting high-level competitions, and contribute further to the sports development of Hong Kong, i.e. to promote sport in the community, to support elite sport and to make Hong Kong a centre for major international sports events," he said.

The key sports facilities of the Kai Tak Sports Park will include a main stadium with a seating capacity of around 50,000 allowing for hosting major sports events such as international football and rugby matches, and leisure and entertainment events and other uses such as concerts, carnivals and large community events; a public sports ground with a seating capacity of around 5,000 suitable for hosting school athletic events, athletic training and local football matches and open for members of public to jog, exercise and play football during non-event days; and an indoor sports arena with a seating capacity of around 7,000 providing a playing surface equivalent to around 30 standard badminton courts during non-event days for community badminton, basketball, volleyball and other indoor sports activities.

The Sports Park will also provide a landscaped park with an area of more than 7 hectares for the public to relax or enjoy outdoor exercise. Facilities including a children's playground, a fitness area, a jogging track, a cycling track and outdoor sports courts will be constructed. Other facilities under planning include ancillary facilities such as retail space, food and beverage areas, a hotel and office space for the sports community and related industries.

The engagement exercise includes the launch of a dedicated project website (www.KaiTakSportsPark.hk), roving exhibitions in various locations across the territory, school briefings, consultations with District Councils, and a questionnaire survey – please take a few minutes to fill it in and share your views for the better planning and development of this important project

https://www.kaitaksportspark.hk/tc/survey.html (Chinese)

https://www.kaitaksportspark.hk/en/survey.html (English)

The press release on the public engagement exercise can be found at the following links:
Chinese : http://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/201605/20/P201605200291.htm
English : http://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/201605/20/P201605200303.htm