Wan Chai Sports Ground
: 灣仔運動場) is located in Wan Chai North
, Hong Kong Island
, Hong Kong
, with the capacity 2,000. It is a government-run sports ground primarily used by local schools for sports day and other athletic activities. Situated by the Victoria Harbour
, it is at a convenient location next to Hong Kong's Central
business district, Wan Chai
, and the shopping district of Causeway Bay
The Sports Ground is 38 km away from the Hong Kong International Airport
and the trip is a 45-minute ride by public transit.
The Sports Ground has an 8-lane, 400 m, all-weather synthetic track with a natural turf infield catering for all track and field events. The measurements and markings of the track are of IAAF
standards. The running track and jumping track use Conipur M full polyurethane synthetic material and are 13 mm and 20 mm thick respectively. Landing mattresses of 71 cm and 81 cm thick are provided for high jump and pole vault. Also, floodlighting of 450 lux is available.
Wan Chai Sports Ground as a protest area during MC6
A preliminary agreement has been reached to designate the Wan Chai Sports Ground and the nearby Wan Chai Cargo Handling Basin
as protest zones for the more than 10,000 protesters expected to gather in Hong Kong
for the Sixth Ministerial Conference
of the World Trade Organization
. The conference, abbreviated as MC6, will be held in Hong Kong from 13 to 18 December 2005.
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