The Leisure and Cultural Services Department announced today (August 8) that Yuen Long Stadium in Yuen Long District will be temporarily closed from August 15 for redevelopment works. The scope of the project comprises reprovisioning of an 11-a-side natural turf football pitch, an eight-lane 400-metre-long athletics track and other field facilities, and both the east and west spectator stands with fixed covers, as well as upgrading the existing ancillary facilities to comply with the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Stadium Regulations and the standards and requirements of World Athletics simultaneously.
After the redevelopment, Yuen Long Stadium will be suitable for hosting AFC-sanctioned international matches and local football matches, and will become a main venue for holding school athletics meets in the district. The Stadium will also be available for community jogging, track and field training and other sports activities on non-event days.
During the redevelopment period, the public may use Tin Shui Wai Sports Ground and the artificial turf pitch of Tin Yip Road Park in the same district.
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