AFL Architects appointed to design new soccer academy and training facility in Shanghai


AFL Architects has been appointed by Shanghai Kehua Football Training & Development to design and develop a new academy and training facility. The academy aims to play its part in the development of soccer in southern China and the city of Shanghai in particular. It will incorporate facilities comparable with those available in Western Europe, providing academy training and medical facilities for students of all ages.

The facility will also include the latest in pitch technology and a mini stadium (with an initial capacity of 5,000), as well as community facilities aimed at increasing the local population’s participation in the sport.

The project is scheduled to start with the first installation of playing surfaces during the spring of 2016.

“We are delighted to be developing our partnership with Kehua in Shanghai and we look forward to participating fully in the development of football and the facilities required during this exciting time of increasing enthusiasm for the sport in the region,” said Phil Osborne, director of AFL Architects.

December 17, 2015

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