To be exact, the Hong Kong Coliseum has a seating capacity of about 12,500 making it the second largest indoor stadium in the country. The Coliseum’s frontage is perhaps one of its most unusual features that begs to be noticed from the outside. Its inverted pyramid structure has now become one the most popular features of Hong Kong’s skyline.
If tourists are not tempted to explore its interior through curiosity, then its sheer size is bound to impress. Like all arenas, the benefit of viewing, is further enhanced by the wide open spaces which are void of columns, providing an unobstructed view and this venue.
The Hong Kong Coliseum comprises of three main areas. Those include the Piazza, Box Office and of course the Arena. But in addition to this, the venue also offers other services such as dining and some ancillary features as well. In terms of ancillary features, the Coliseum offers a VIP Lounge and a few function rooms often used for press conferences and receptions which are conducted in conjunction with performances to be held in the arena.
Since its inception in the 80’s it has been the venue of choice for countless international conferences and events. It has also witnessed the performances of Air Supply, pop heavy weight Elton John and Latin heart throb Ricky Martin, not to mention Jackie Chan and Andy Lau also chose the Coliseum as their concert venue. Some of the venue’s most memorable performances were from the New York Philharmonic, the ‘Disney on Ice’ show and tenor Placido Domingo – now that’s entertainment!
Apart from its size and seating capacity which are all plus points, the HongKong Coliseum is also situated at the centre of many public transport access points. Being right next to the railway station, tourists could hop on and step in for a quick look around and take another one to enter the city and return to their accommodation.
Speaking of which, a stay at a centrally located Causeway Bay hotel would make going about the city easier and less time consuming. Cosmo Hotel Hong Kong is one such option that caters to many different types of tourists while offering easy access to popular shopping venues and eateries in the vicinity.