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Professional Football Court to be Built for AFC Asian Cup 2023
BY 2020-05-08 16:32:30

(DALIANNEWS)- Dalian will construct a professional football court in the area of Suoyuwan for the AFC Asian Cup 2023.


The football court will cover a planning area of 17 hectares with 60,000 seats in the main stadium.


It is expected to start before the end of this October and finish in December, 2022. Now the preparatory work of the project is basically ready, and the project proposal has also been completed.


After the construction, the newly-built professional football court will be used as the venue of the AFC Asian Cup 2023. 


China hosted the AFC Asian Cup in 2004. After 19 years, it will host this event once again from June 9 to July 9 in 2023. 


The AFC Asian Cup 2023, the highest level and most influential football event in Asia hosted by AFC, will attract 24 teams at least with 51 high-level matches. Dalian, together with Beijing, Tianjin, Shanghai, Chongqing, Chengdu, Xi'an, Qingdao, Xiamen, Suzhou are the host cities of the AFC Asian Cup 2023.


Apart from that, Dalian will also upgrade the stadium of Dalian Sports Center to make it the match venue of the FIFA Club World Cup 2021. 


After the reform by the FIFA, the FIFA Club World Cup 2021, the most influential football event in the world with the highest competitive level, has changed its competition format from every year to every four years, and the number of the participating teams has also increased from 7 to 24. 


The FIFA Club World Cup 2021 which is scheduled to be held from June 17 to July 4, 2021, will be postponed until further notice, due to the effect of the COVID-19. Dalian, together with Shanghai, Tianjin, Guangzhou, Wuhan, Shenyang, Jinan and Hangzhou, will jointly host this event in 2021.

(Editor:Grace) (From:DALIANNEWS)
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