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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