Hong Kong Stadium, also referred to as So Kon Po Stadium, is the main venue for major sporting events in Hong Kong. Most international football matches held in Hong Kong, including the Hong Kong Rugby Sevens and the IRB Rugby World Cup Sevens, are held at this stadium. It is currently the home of South China AA and the standard playing venue of the Hong Kong national team.
Redeveloped from the old Government Stadium, the new stadium was re-opened in March 1994 and boast of a maximum seating capacity of 40,000. It is currently the largest outdoor multi-purpose venue in Hong Kong which hosts not only football matches but also charitable and religious events.
Facilities include a 130m x 74m pitch area, a 400-seater restaurant, numerous refreshment kiosks, over 40 restrooms, and 50 executive suites for corporate holders.
The stadium also used to host entertainment events such as concerts and live shows but due to noise complaints from residents in tower blocks surrounding the stadium, such events are no longer allowed since 1999.
If plans of building a new multi-purpose stadium at the site of the old Kai Tak airport in South Eastern Kowloon pushes through in 2019, the Hong Kong Stadium will be converted into a 10,000 capacity district sports arena.
The stadium is located at 55 Eastern Hospital Rd, So Kon Po, near Causeway Bay in Hong Kong Island. To get there, take MTR to Causeway Bay Station and get out at Exit F. Take a taxi or Bus 5B at Yee Wo Street and get off at Eastern Hospital Road outside Hong Kong Stadium.