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Kai Tak Sports Park

Kai Tak Sports Park

  1. Vision
  2. Objectives
  3. Background Information
  4. Newsroom
  5. Link to Kai Tak Sports Park Project
  6. Site Progress

I. Vision

A Sports Park for the People of Hong Kong

II. Objectives

The Kai Tak Sports Park is the most important investment of the Government in sports infrastructure in recent decades. Occupying 28 hectares of land, the Kai Tak Sports Park is about 9 hectares larger than the Victoria Park and will contribute significantly to sports development of Hong Kong:

  • promoting "Sports for All!" through a wide range of sports facilities
  • hosting major international competitions in Hong Kong for the enjoyment of the public
  • supporting Hong Kong athletes by providing more opportunities to compete at a home venue
  • providing a large landscaped park for the community to enjoy
  • meeting the training and competition needs of student athletes with quality sports facilities

III. Background Information

Legislative Council Papers

District Council Papers

Consultant Report and Others

Information Corner

The project of Kai Tak Sports Park is delivered as a Design-Build-and-Operate (DBO) contract. It has been awarded to Kai Tak Sports Park Ltd., which is a company jointly established by the New World Development Company Limited and NWS Holdings Limited.

The contract for the Kai Tak Sports Park lasts for 25 years, including four to five years for design and construction and approximately 20 years of operation. The Government will fund the construction cost of $29.993 billion, while the Contracted Party is required to cover all the operating costs and pay the Government 3% of the gross income plus $1.724 billion during the operation period.

The construction works has commenced in the first quarter of 2019 and are scheduled for completion in 2023.

The 28-hectare Kai Tak Sports Park will become the biggest sports venue in Hong Kong when completed. It will provide world class, multi-purpose facilities, including a 50,000-seat stadium, a 10,000-seat indoor sports centre, a 5,000-seat public sports ground and landscaped open space, for holding different major international sports events and community leisure and sports activities.

A1. To ensure that the design and construction works are carried out efficiently and of the required quality according to the contract, HAB engages a dedicated team of resident site staff, independent to the Contracted Party, to monitor and carry out daily inspections of the works of the Sports Park. The team comprises professional architects and engineers, and other site officers such as clerk of works and building services inspectors. In addition, HAB’s in-house project team, which is led by a Government Architect and comprises architects, landscape architects, building services engineers, structural engineers, quantity surveyors and other technical officers, monitors and carries out regular inspections of the works and ensures quality control.

A2. Like most of the other public works contracts, the Sports Park project is a lump sum contract in which the contingency sum as well as provision for price fluctuation adjustment have been included in the contract sum of $29.993 billion. Any saving from the contract sum on completion of the construction (e.g. saving in contingency sum) will be the saving of the Government and will not be shared by the Contracted Party or its sub-contractors.

A3. A dedicated team under the Home Affairs Bureau will supervise the performance of the Contracted Party during the operation phase. The Contracted Party is required to conduct pre-opening activities and prepare different operation plans 18 months before operation commencement in order to ensure all systems and processes are tested and ready for operation.

Representatives of the Home Affairs Bureau and the Contracted Party at senior management level will form a joint committee to oversee the operation of the Sports Park, including booking and usage of facilities, event schedule, facility maintenance, turf performance, Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), etc.

In addition, an advisory committee comprising representatives of different stakeholders (e.g. sports sector, former elites, entertainments industry, members of Legislative Council and District Council, etc.) will be formed to provide comments and make suggestions on the operation strategy of the Sports Park and performance of the Contracted Party.

A4. The Sports Park will be operated by the Contracted Party on a self-financing basis. The Government will not provide subsidy to the Contracted Party even if there is a deficit.

A5. If the Contracted Party fails to achieve the Key Performance Indicators, it will be required to make payment to the Government and take necessary remedial actions as stipulated in the contract. If the performance of the Contracted Party is consistently poor and unacceptable, the Government may consider terminating the contract in accordance with the contract provisions.

A6. In response to the requirements stipulated in the tender, the Contracted Party has committed a total of 40, 76 and 69 Sports Events Days per year in the Main Stadium, Indoor Sports Centre, as well as Public Sports Ground and public open space respectively.

“Sports Events” means organized sports competitions or events that attract large numbers of audience or participants. Other sports activities (e.g. individual booking of sports courts, school athletic meets, training courses, interest classes, open days etc.) will not be counted as Sports Events Days.

A7. Priority is given to sports activities in the Sports Park. During the time when there are no sports activities or competitions, the Main Stadium can be used for non-sports events, including entertainment shows like concerts, commercial activities like exhibitions and community events like religious gatherings. The Public Sports Ground is mainly for school athletic meets, athletic trainings and local football / rugby competitions and will be open to the public for jogging. The Indoor Sports Centre is suitable for holding major indoor sports competitions and can be used by the public for badminton, basketball or other indoor sports whenever there are no events.

On usage of facilities, the contract stipulated that not less than two-third (2/3) of the available hours in the Indoor Sports Centre shall be used for sports purpose, including events and booking by the public; whereas the use of the Public Sports Ground shall be limited to sports purpose. The Contracted Party shall ensure that the opening hours and arrangement of the Indoor Sports Centre and Public Sports Ground are no less favourable than similar facilities managed by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department.

A8. According to the contract, the hiring charges of sports facilities of the Kai Tak Sports Park shall be comparable to that of similar facilities under the management of Leisure and Cultural Services Department, education institutes and other non-profit-making organisations, and shall obtain prior approval from the Government.

V. Link to Kai Tak Sports Park Project

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VI. Site Progress

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