New Panamanian HQ officially unveiled

PANAMA CITY, Panama - The new Panamanian Football Federation headquarters were officially unveiled on Thursday at a ceremony attended by FIFA President Joseph Blatter, FIFA Secretary General Jérôme Valcke, and FIFA Vice President and CONCACAF President Jeffrey Webb.

The visit was part of a week-long FIFA and CONCACAF tour of three CONCACAF member associations in the Caribbean and Panama.

"I am delighted that President Blatter and Secretary General Valcke had the opportunity to see firsthand how investment by FIFA in CONCACAF enhances football's advancement in our region," said Webb. "The theme of our tour has been development. The Dominican Republic, Haiti, Cuba and Panama are terrific examples of how football impacts society in positive ways."

FIFA's Goal program investment in Panama amounts to USD $1.5 million since the implementation of the initial project in 2001, which includes monetary resources for the new headquarters.

On Friday, President Blatter will attend the XXVIII Ordinary CONCACAF Congress, plus the CONCACAF Under-17 Championship final between host Panama and Mexico at the Estadio Rommel Fernandez.