Facility Notes: China's Coastal Town Stadium Torn Down For Recreational Park
Minyuan Stadium in Tianjin, China was demolished on Tuesday. Also known as the Oriental Stamford, it previously served as the home field of Chinese Super League Tianjin Teda FC, as well as the venue for other football matches. The site will become "home to a new sports leisure park for citizens" (CHINA DAILY, 12/6). The 9,540-capacity Tbilisi Palace of Sports in Georgia will stage the '12-13 UEFA Futsal Cup finals in late April involving home club Iberia Star Tbilisi, title holders FC Barcelona, MFK Dinamo and Kairat Almaty. The decision was made at Thursday's UEFA Exec Committee meeting in Nyon, Switzerland. It will be the first UEFA final tournament to be held in Georgia since its independence (UEFA).