History of Hong Kong StadiumBuilt in 1953 by the British colonial government, Hong Kong stadium was originally a 20-000 seater that regularly attracted a full house for games by local football powerhouses.
Over the years the stadium fell into disrepair until a major Redevelopment in 1994 spurred on by the success of the Hong Kong Sevens. The stadium is now modern, if architecturally uninspiring multi use venue that can, at capacity, hold 40,000 people. There are large video screens for replays of the action and TV screens in the concourse.
Most of the seating is well laid out although this is not a freestanding stadium and there are a handful of seats that will have blocked views.
How to get to Hong Kong stadiumSat just behind Happy Valley and Causeway Bay the stadium isn’t directly served by the MTR and it’s about a 15 minute walk from the nearest station at Causeway Bay. The stadium is also a short walk from the tram stops in Causeway Bay and Happy Valley, although it’s badly signposted from the latter.
Entry into the stadium is usually problem free and quick and you should be in your seat within 10 mins of arriving. What to eat at Hong Kong stadium Hong Kong’s reputation as a world class destination for foodies is not advanced by Hong Kong stadium with the usual mix of overpriced fast food that is borderline fit for human consumption. Expect a fast food selection of ropey hot dogs, stale nachos and must avoid fish balls.
Predictably you cannot bring your own food or drink into the stadium and there are no real restaurants nearby. Your best bet is to fill up before you come to the venue either in Causeway Bay or Happy Valley.
Better news for beer fans with pints freely available throughout the stadium and staff wandering round with bottles for sale. There is occasionally a ban on drinks in the upper tiers.
Pubs and drinking around the stadiumA little way out of town there are no bars or pubs immediately around the stadium although if you are here for the Hong Kong Sevens a temporary tent will have been set up with drinks and screens. Otherwise the best place to get a drink is in nearby Happy Valley where there are a number of excellent expat pubs that are usually crowded on match days and have their TVs tuned to the action. The Jockey and The Chapel are two popular haunts.
Better still is to make your way back to Wan Chai where most of the city’s best sports bars and pubs can be found.
Hong Kong Stadium and Hong Kong Sevens and other tickets
The Hong Kong Sevens are the biggest event in the city and the stadium is always filled, as it is when visiting English premiership teams such as Man Utd or Liverpool come to town.
The stadium itself doesn’t sell tickets to events. Read our guide to Hong Kong Sevens tickets to find out how to get yourself some or if you’re looking for football tickets try the club website of South China or the premiership team that is playing.