Another chance to watch Real Madrid match live
Those who missed out on tickets to the Real Madrid football match at the Hong Kong Stadium can still enjoy the match live at the Mong Kok Stadium via a large TV screen free of charge on August 8.
All tickets for the Mong Kok Stadium will be allocated by the drawing of lots and no queuing is necessary.
The Leisure and Cultural Services Department said the response of soccer fans to the match was so overwhelming that all tickets were sold out last night within hours.
"In order to allow more soccer enthusiasts to enjoy this spectacular event in a stadium-like atmosphere, we decided to open the Mong Kok Stadium for them to share this exciting moment," a spokesman said.
For the tickets at Mong Kok Stadium, soccer fans can obtain application forms that are now available at designated sports centres in 17 districts or the Islands District Leisure Services Office.
The application forms can also be downloaded from the department's website at http://www.lcsd.gov.hk
starting tomorrow (August 2).
All applicants should return their forms to the sports centres/Islands District Leisure Services Office on or before 11pm on August 4.
Results of the lots will be posted up at 2pm on August 5 at the 17 sports centers and the Islands District Leisure Services Office. Successful applicants will also be notified by phone. The public can also check the results on the department's website from August 6.
Those who are allotted tickets can collect them from 2pm on August 5 to 7 from the venues where they submitted their applications. They are required to show their identity particulars. Each person will be allocated a maximum of four tickets.
The opening hours of the 17 sports centres are from 7am to 11pm daily. The Islands District Leisure Services Office operates from 8.30am to 5.30pm from Mondays to Fridays; 8.30pm to noon on Saturdays; and close on Sundays.
Arrangements will also be made for about 10,000 fans to view a training session of Real Madrid on August 7 in the Hong Kong Stadium.
The audience will include participants in summer youth football training schemes, clients of the Social Welfare Department (SWD) such as SARS victims, street kids, disabled and elderly.
Tickets for the training session for SWD clients will be distributed through the department. Tickets for the youth football trainees will be allocated by drawing lots.
For the Mong Kok Stadium event, the 18 designated sports centres/Islands District Leisure Services Office are:
Central & Western Sheung Wan Sports Centre
11/F, Sheung Wan Municipal Services Building,
345 Queen's Road Central
Eastern Java Road Sports Centre
3/F, 99 Java Road, North Point
Southern Aberdeen Sports Centre
6/F, Aberdeen Municipal Services Building,
203 Aberdeen Main Road
Wan Chai Lockhart Road Sports Centre
10/F, Lockhart Road Municipal Services Building,
225 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai
Kowloon City To Kwa Wan Sports Centre
66 Ha Heung Road, To Kwa Wan
Yau Tsim Mong Kowloon Park Sports Centre
22 Austin Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
Sham Shui Po Pei Ho Street Sports Centre
6/F, Pei Ho Street Municipal Services Building,
333 Ki Lung Street, Sham Shui Po, Kowloon
Wong Tai Sin Po Kong Village Road Sports Centre
120 Po Kong Village Road, Wong Tai Sin
Kwun Tong Ngau Tau Kok Road Sports Centre
183 Ngau Tau Kok Road, 3/F
Tai Po Tai Wo Sports Centre
Podium Level, Tai Wo Commercial Centre, Tai Wo Estate, Tai Po
North Lung Sum Avenue Sports Centre
155 Jockey Club Road, Sheung Shui
Sai Kung Tseung Kwan O Sports Centre
9 Wan Lung Road, Tseung Kwan O, Sai Kung
Sha Tin Yuen Wo Road Sports Centre
8 Yuen Wo Road Sports Centre
Yuen Long Fung Kam Street Sports Centre
20 Fung Yau Street North Yuen Long
Tuen Mun Yau Oi Sports Centre
3 Hing On Lane, Tuen Mun
Tsuen Wan Yeung Uk Road Sports Centre
4/F, Yeung Uk Road Municipal Services Building,
45 Yueng Uk Road, Tsuen Wan
Kwai Tsing Osman Ramju Sadick Memorial Sports Centre
176 Hing Fong Road, Kwai Chung
Islands Islands District Leisure Services Office
6/F, Harbour Building, 38 Pier Road Central
End/Friday, August 1, 2003