Annual Report 2003 - Leisure and Cultural Services Department Brand Hong Kong - Asia's world city
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  Indoor Stadia

The 12,500-seat Hong Kong Coliseum and 3,600-seat Queen Elizabeth Stadium are two well-designed and equipped multi-purpose indoor stadia for staging diversified activities, ranging from spectacular entertainment and cultural performances to international sports, celebratory events and conventions.

The Coliseum's flexible seating arrangements and excellent facilities are ideal for large-scale events. The year's highlights included concerts by renowned singers Cliff Richard from the UK, Yuming from Japan, Huang Ping Yuan and David Tao from Taiwan; performances by local artists included James Wong with the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra, Andy Hui and William So with the Hong Kong Sinfonietta, Jordan Chan, Jacky Cheung, Alan Tam, Hacken Lee, Eason Chan, Gigi Leung, Beyond, Candy Lo, Liza Wang, Eddie Ng, Priscilla Chan, Joey Yung, Anthony Wong, Anita Mui, Lam Man Yee, Lam Man Chung, Chan Po Chu, Faye Wong and TWINS.

Other significant events were the Hong Kong International Basketball Challenge 2003 — China vs Melbourne Tigers, the International Volleyball Challenge Hong Kong and the World Hong Kong Luminous Dragon and Lion Dance Championships 2003. A major celebration event, the Variety Show for Celebrating the 54th Anniversary of the Founding of the People's Republic of China was also held at the Coliseum. Altogether, the venue hosted 158 performances which attracted a total audience of 1,329,750.

The lively luminous dragon dance lights the way through the Hong Kong Coliseum.
The lively luminous dragon dance lights the way through the Hong Kong Coliseum.

The Queen Elizabeth Stadium played host to a wide variety of events including: Quintessence of China Shaolin Temple 1500-year Cultural Show Shaolin Martial Art Performance; the 12th Super Kung Sheung Cup He Yuan Basketball Invitation Championship; the Hong Kong Open Badminton Championships 2003; the Women's World Cup table tennis tournament; pop concerts by British band Suede; Japanese singer Kazumasa Oda; local singers Donald Cheung and the duet Peter Cheung and Andrew Cheung as well as stand-up comedy by Dayo Wong. Some 234 performances were staged before a total audience of 402,590.

 
 
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