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A dream come true for the city of Cheonan! Korean Football Center allocation confirmed
Aug 9, 2019

A long waited “Allocation of Korean Football Center in Cheonan” is finally confirmed.

We are so very excited to see the accomplishment after endless efforts from many of our citizens.

Shall we go over the process of the allocation confirmation from the start?

<How the Korean Football Center became located in Cheonan>

 On last May 16th the Korean Football Center’s site selection committee has opened a meeting for the candidate site and has selected Cheonan as the 1st priority candidate site.

From June 3rd to August 1st, after a long period of 60 days, the Korean Football Center has confirmed its allocation to Cheonan. And so, on August 1st at 11 A.M., the signing ceremony for the Korean Football Center was held at the Cheonan city hall.

The chairman of the Korean Football Center, Monggyu Jung, the vice-chairman Byungdeug Cho, and Taejun Jung, future planning director Myungbo Hong, the mayor of Cheonan Bonyoung Ku, members of congress, city councilors and a few executives above 4th level has attended the signing ceremony.

 

▲(L) Koo Bon-young_The Mayor of Cheonan / (R) Jeong Mong-gyu_KFA Chairman

The ceremony has been broadcasted live via Cheonan city hall’s Facebook page.

If you, unfortunately, have missed the broadcast, you can watch the ceremony at the city hall’s Facebook at the link down below.

 

 

Now, we will explain the details of the agreement.

 

1. The agreement went like this!

The negotiations consisted of Deputy Mayor Manseop Ku, who organized the TF team as the head of the negotiation team.

Besides, the city has made every effort to help Cheonan in the direction that the Korean Football Association to purchase local agricultural products and recruit local talent in connection with the local community’s contribution.

 

2. The process will be like this!

With the confirmation of the allocation, the city of Cheonan will form a soccer promotion center project team, which will be a separate organization, in September to establish a system for smooth and rapid progress. The project will be an urban development project.

Cheonan, the operator of this project, will complete the site after the land purchasing, and the Korean Football Association will proceed with the project without the land purchase procedures for the private land.

As the bidding is confirmed, we plan to complete the project by following with the construction schedule, to finish the construction in June 2023, which will begin in March 2021 through budget settlement and administrative procedures.

 

3. The project expenses will be secured like this!

The total cost for the project will be about 110 billion won, which means that Cheonan would be able to secure enough national expenses, so there would be no need to worry about the financial burden.

The city expenses of 40 billion have already been supported by Chungnam, and we plan to secure the national expenses of 20 billion by applying for government-oriented Social Overhead Capital (SOC) projects.

 

4. These facilities will be included at the Korean Football Center!

The total area of 478,000㎡ soccer center will be equipped with facilities such as natural and artificial grass (12 squares), a small stadium that can accommodate about 1,000 people, a football museum, a futsal court, a tennis court, and an indoor gym including a swimming pool.

 

▲ The planning site as of now

▲ An aero view

 

 In the meantime, Cheonan has gathered the will and enthusiasm of citizens through the signing campaign attended by 60,000 people and hosted the citizen-resolution competition to attract the allocation of the Korean Football Center.

We have made preparations such as running a committee for the proposals, including legal review of the proposals and discussions between departments. Cheonan is expected to emerge as the center mecca of the Korean football and will possibly revitalize the local economy by inducing 2.08 trillion won in production, creating 1.4 trillion added value and generating about 40,000 jobs.

Besides, it is expected to have astronomical economic and cultural effects such as the cultivation of sports tourism industry in the province areas, stimulation of new growth businesses and advertisements, and also an increase of domestic and foreign tourists.

With the wishes and desires of the 700,000 citizens of Cheonan city and the 5.6 million people of Chung-Cheong Do who has made the allocation of the Korean Football Center to Cheonan possible, we will do our utmost best for the Korean soccer development and the well-balanced national perseverance.

 

We give our warm appreciation to our citizens, committees, and organizations who helped and supported for the allocation of the Korean Football Center.