Georgia Unveils Plans for 20 New Football and Rugby Facilities

TBILISI - Georgia’s preparations to host UEFA Under-19 European Football Championship and the World Rugby Under-20 Championship in 2017 got a boost last week when Government officials announced that 20 new international standard football pitches and rugby fields would be built in Tbilisi, Rustavi and Kutaisi.

The new facilities will be used as training grounds for teams participating in the two tournaments.

A delegation from UEFA led by Aleksander Ceferin visited the Georgian capital Tbilisi on September 29 to assess the development progress of the €9.4 million project.

Caferin attended a groundbreaking ceremony with Georgia’s Sports Minister Tariel Khechikashvili and the President of the Georgian Football Federation Levan Kobiashvili

The Under-19 European Football Championship will be held from July 2-15, 2017, and the Under-20 World Rugby tournament will take place a month earlier.

By Natia Liparteliani

Edited by Nicholas Waller

05 October 2016 06:25