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Cheonan to host a football complex by January 2024


According to Yonhap News,

(CHEONAN=Yonhap News) Cheonan, Chungnam is going to host Korea's comprehensive football center by 2024.

Cheonan-si and Korea Football Association (KFA) signed MOU on Korea's comprehensive football center at Cheonan City Hall on August 1.

The MOU signing ceremony was attended by about 150 people including the chairperson of KFA, mayor of Cheonan City, and local lawmakers, among others.

According to the MOU, Cheonan City and KFA will build a indoor sport complex including a small stadium made of natural and artificial grass which is capable of hosting 1,000 crowd, indoor training center, football museum, tennis court, and swimming pool on the site of 478,000 sq. meters in Gasan-ri, Ipjang-myeon by January 2024.

Cheonan City will implement this project as part of urban development project, funded by KFA (KRW 45.8 billion) and municipal budget (KRW 110 billion including national budget of KRW 20 billion and provincial budget of KRW 40 billion).

The city plans to complete announcement of designation of urban development district, developer, and establishment of development plan by July next year.

Cheonan City plans to create a professional football team, open a direct bus line, open the high-pass IC, reduce fine dust, secure green area, and support stable settlement of KFA officials.

It also will set up a KRW 10 billion fund for football development over the next ten years, a billion per each year starting from 2020 for the development of Korea's football and promotion of sports through football.

KFA agreed to relocate to Cheonan City within six months from completion of construction.


jung@yna.co.kr


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Source: Yonhap News (August 1, 2019)

** This article was translated from Korean.

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