Man City Begin Work On New £200m Training Complex Next to Etihad Stadium

Premier League title holders planning for a bright future.

Manchester City have begun work on a new £200million training complex they believe will be the best in the world.

City will move to the new training ground, adjacent to the Etihad Stadium, in pre-season ahead of the 2014-15 campaign.

The new complex, on an 80-acre site, will feature 16 pitches, a 7,000-capacity mini-stadium and a state-of-the-art training facility including an injury and rehab centre.

SOURCE: Daily Mirror

Perhaps the push to further overhaul the club’s training facilities is an implicit realization that Man City’s owners believe that planning for the future in a more organic manner is more cost-effective than continually dipping into the transfer market and forking out obscene sums to land established stars.

The new site will be built on derelict land and City will hope their new youth academy will rival the likes of Barcelona’s La Masia complex.

Man City’s football development executive Patrick Vieira, said:

“The club are creating something fantastic.

“Before designing the facilities, they went to the football world, basketball world and the NFL world, so a lot of hard work has been done.

“That’s why I believe it is the best project around in all sports, because people have been around the world, trying to capture the very best in sport and bring it here.”

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