On 22 August 2002, FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter inaugurated an artificial turf pitch laid within the Vadul lui Voda technical centre. The pitch is approximately 20km outside of the capital city of Chisinau and was financed by the Goal Programme. It is part of a newly constructed facility, built with the help of the FIFA Financial Assistance Programme. As well as this new artificial turf pitch, the complex also has two grass pitches, a hotel, dressing rooms, study rooms, a restaurant, a medical centre. The national teams will hold their training camps in this new complex, which will save the national association a great deal of money in terms of accommodation and pitch rental fees. Moldova
has 12 national/representative teams, which will ensure that the new facilities are used on a frequent basis. The national association will also take the requirements of clubs into account, allowing any interested teams to train on the artificial pitch.