Annual Report 2002 - Leisure and Cultural Services Department Brand Hong Kong - Asia's world city
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  Hong Kong Coliseum and Queen Elizabeth Stadium

The 12,500-seat Hong Kong Coliseum and 3,600-seat Queen Elizabeth Stadium are two well designed and equipped multi-purpose indoor stadiums where diversified activities can be staged, ranging from spectacular entertainment and cultural performances to international sports, celebration events and conventions.

The Coliseum's flexible seating arrangements and state-of-the-art facilities are ideal for large-scale events. The year's highlights included: pop concerts by Anzenchitai, Yuming, Jay Chou, A-Mei, F4, Jen Hsien-chi, Wang Lee-hom, Elva Hsiao and Yu Chyi; live concerts featuring the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra with Alan Tam and George Lam; and performances by local pop stars such as Deanie Ip, Anita Mui, Sandy Lam, Kelly Chen, Miriam Yeung, Gigi Leung, TWINS, Cass Pang, Vivian Lai, Hacken Lee, Andy Hui, Chris Wong, Paul Wong, William So and Kenny B.

Other significant events were the renowned volleyball tournament FIVB World Grand Prix Final - Hong Kong, the regional convention 41st Orient South East Asian Lions Forum and Music of the Dragons concert. Major anniversary events included the Celebration of the 5th Anniversary of HKSAR of the PRC-Grand Military Band and March Performance by the Military Band of the People's Liberation Army of China and the Variety Show for Celebrating the 53rd Anniversary of the Founding of the People's Republic of China. Altogether, there were 168 performances at the Coliseum attracting more than 1,550,745 people.

 
More than 10,000 youths play the opening percussion piece at the Music of the Dragons Concert to make the Guinness Book of Records.
 
More than 10,000 youths play the opening percussion piece at the Music of the Dragons Concert to make the Guinness Book of Records. *

The Queen Elizabeth Stadium played host to a wide variety of events including: the 2nd International Luminous Dragon Dance Invitation Tournament; the Jazz Up: Pat Metheny Group Tour; the International Rock Concerts; pop concerts by Taiwanese Dick & Cowboy; local singers Dragon Li, and the duet Peter Cheung & Andrew Cheung; the World Ballroom and Latin American Dance and Galaxy of Stars dancing performance; as well as the world premiere of Love of the Wonderland by the China National Acrobatic Troupe. Altogether, 234 performances were staged with audiences totalling more than 353,710.

 
Chinese rock band Hei Bao performs in the International Rock Concerts at the Queen Elizabeth Stadium.
 
Chinese rock band Hei Bao performs in the International Rock Concerts at the Queen Elizabeth Stadium.*
 
 
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