The Goal Bureau approved the construction of a multi-purpose complex in San Salvador in October 2001. In November 2002, FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter laid the foundation stone for the building. The President of El Salvador
, Francisco Flores, and the association's President, Humberto Torres, were also present. Because of the breakdown in the national health system as a result of the war, association President Torres planned to incorporate a medical centre for the general public in the sports complex. One executive member of The Canadian Soccer Association assured them of support on hearing of the El Salvador
association President's plans through the Guatemala development office. This is yet another example of the positive influence of FIFA's development aid for humanitarian purposes.