On 24 May 2003, FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter and Georgian President Eduard Chevardnadze opened the Georgian FA's technical centre in Tbilisi. As well as a number of different sized pitches, the complex also has a three-storey building with accommodation for players and coaches, offices, dressing rooms and a swimming pool. National teams can now hold their training camps in the Georgian FA's own complex and also prepare for international matches there. It also represents a huge cost-saving in terms of accommodation and renting pitches. The complex plays host to courses for coaches and referees, as well as to events organised as part of various youth development programmes. «We needed such a centre, but we did not have the money to build it. This is a special day for the people of Georgia
. Without the help of FIFA, and its President, our dream would never have come true,» said the Georgian President in his opening address.