Laos is to complete the construction of the country’s first baseball stadium this December.
South Korea’s financial group DGB Group will support KRW 300 million (USD 256,200) for the construction of the stadium, with land and other necessary support provided by the Lao government.
The country began construction in April this year, recently completing soil flattening. The constructor is currently laying artificial turf, according to Yonhap News Agency.
Yonhap News quoted Kim Sang-hoon, the manager of the stadium, as saying that the stadium will be ready to open once the mound is installed.
The Lao Baseball Federation also plans to hold an international baseball league to celebrate the opening of the stadium by inviting teams from a total of five Southeast Asian countries.
Laos is currently hosting the 1st KOICA Cup Lao Baseball League in Vientiane.
The league, first of its kind in the country, will be held between November 16 and January 11 at Sapphavisa Stadium in the Lao capital Vientiane.
A total of six teams will participate, including Lao J Brothers, National University of Laos Miracle and four more from secondary schools in the capital.