Nancheng Sports Park, a sports complex located in the heart of Xiping, is going to be demolished and rebuilt. On March 8, an official bidding announcement was released online. According to the plan, all the facilities, including a stadium, football pitch, basketball court, volleyball court and tennis courts will be torn down and replaced by a library, four-star hotel, cultural center and office buildings. According to the Nancheng government, the park has been nearly abandoned in recent years though it’s located in the middle of several promising gardens. Unlike other sports venues, like Dongguan Sports Center and Dongguan Basketball Center, Nancheng Sports Park rarely hosts events. The new plan will improve the surrounding facilities in Xiping and make better use of the land. However, some residents of the area didn’t agree. They argued that the park has been merely opened for 12 years and demolishing facilities in such good condition is a waste of public funds.