The Hong Kong Coliseum is also known as the Hung Hom Coliseum. It is an indoor arena that serves multiple functions. The coliseum was built in 1983 by the Urban Council. It has over twelve thousand seats, which makes it the second biggest indoor facility in Hong Kong. Today, it is managed by Hong Kong’s Cultural and Leisure Service Department.
The coliseum looks like an inverted pyramid and is a very eye-catching landmark that is situated in Hong Kong’s waterfront district. The arena’s shape is rectangular and has concrete cement floors. The unique building has a very large column-free area. The arena is one-thousand six-hundred square meters and offers many unobstructed views for the audience. Additionally, the floor can withstand very strong pressures which most industrial building cannot endure. This is why so many types of platforms and stages can be setup for concerts and other performances that need elevated stages.
Hong Kong Coliseum Facilities
The structure consists of one big arena and many conference rooms. This arena has both sheltered and open areas for various conferences and conventions. The open stage is demountable and it provides the coliseum with an outstanding forum for different kinds of public assemblies and live television broadcasts.
The arena’s floor can be covered with various over-mounted flooring, including wood floors or different rubberized roll-outs. This feature facilitates setting up all kinds of sporting equipment, for playing different sports such as badminton, volleyball, basketball, and even ice-skating. There is a four-side color television projection system that can project the images of the performer onto a large screen that audience members can see very clearly.
The Hong Kong Coliseum has hosted countless international and local performances, conferences and events. The arena is very important to the residents of Hong Kong, and it is considered to be a top-rated world class stadium that serves many types of events.