XI’AN, Feb. 4 (Xinhua) — The organizing committee for the 2023 AFC Asian Cup Xi’an division held an inaugural meeting here on Thursday, informing on the progress of their preparatory work to the media.
The tournament will be held from June 16 to July 16 in 2023 in Xi’an and nine other Chinese cities, namely Beijing, Tianjin, Shanghai, Chongqing, Chengdu, Dalian, Qingdao, Xiamen and Suzhou.
As one of the host cities, Xi’an has a new stadium under construction named Xi’an International Football Center, designed to meet the AFC and FIFA standards and undertake high-level matches, including the FIFA World Cup.
According to the organizers, the stadium’s foundation works have been completed as of the end of January, and the main structure construction has finished 40 percent of the first floor, expecting to be fully completed by the end of May 2021. Enditem