Newcastle released exciting plans yesterday, about a new state of the art training complex to be built at the current training grounds at Benton, and it will double the size of the buildings, and also add ultra-modern new facilities such as a swimming pool to the expanded complex.
Mike Ashley – excellent investment in the club by the owner
This is the full statement released by Newcastle United yesterday, , which came before the home game against West Brom, which produced out fourth win on the trot in the league, and has Newcastle one point out of second place before today’s four games.
Newcastle United Football Club have announced plans for a stunning new state-of-the-art training complex as part of a multi-million pound redevelopment of the Club’s existing 35-acre training ground site.
The current intention is that work will get underway in May 2015 and when complete in early 2016, the Magpies will occupy one of the finest training facilities of its kind in Europe.
While existing training pitches and a modern indoor training hall will be retained, the Club’s current Training Center building will be demolished and replaced by a much larger, high-tech structure.
It will accommodate newly-designed changing, training, rehabilitation, medical, leisure and catering facilities and will also introduce the latest aquatic technology to the site, with a 20-meter swimming pool, a hydrotherapy and fitness pool and specialist equipment to aid injury prevention and recovery.
The new construction will also create a fitness center double the size of the Club’s existing gymnasium, as well as administrative space, a presentation suite for match analysis and a new media suite.
Newcastle United Director of Football, Joe Kinnear, said:
“This is a hugely exciting development for Newcastle United. We have one of football’s great stadiums and we are delighted to now be announcing plans for a training complex which will rival any in Europe.
“Top players and top teams need top training and medical facilities. Our current training ground has served the Club very well but the new complex will give us all of the ingredients that we need to continue maintaining and enhancing the performance of elite footballers.
“It will also be an added attraction when we are looking to recruit players.”
The new training complex has been designed to fit within the Club’s impressive environmental policy, building on the Magpies’ achievement of becoming the world’s first carbon neutral football club in 2012.
The new eco-friendly building will be made from cross-laminated timber (CLT) sourced from sustainable forests and will produce its own energy from a combined heat and power (CHP) plant room.
A formal planning application is to be submitted shortly before a tender process begins. For exclusive images, click here.
The Club’s official website, www.nufc.co.uk will continue to bring supporters exclusive updates on the project as they happen.
This is exciting news for Newcastle United, who will soon have one of the best top training complexes in Europe to augment the top stadium – we already have.
That shows ambition and is a great investment for the club, and now all we need from Mike Ashley is to shell out some money – starting in January, so we can bring in tow or three top players to further strengthen the squad, which is the strongest we have seen since the halcyon Bobby Robson days at Newcastle.
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