Children playing with their footballs at a gymnasium in Tianjin on December 16, 2017. Photo: Xinhua

Will China’s subsidies unleash a building boom of football fields, as nation pursues ‘Field of Dreams’ to boost favourite sport?

  • The central government will provide cash subsidies of up to US$290,543 toward the construction of every standard size 11-a-side playing field
  • Smaller pitches for five-a-side and seven-a-side games will get 1 million yuan each, the NDRC said
Topic |   National Development and Reform Commission

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Children playing with their footballs at a gymnasium in Tianjin on December 16, 2017. Photo: Xinhua
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Pearl Liu

Pearl Liu

Based in Hong Kong, Pearl covers the property market in the city and China and follows major listed developers. She previously worked at The Straits Times and has also contributed stories to China Daily.