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Old October 26th, 2011, 06:12 AM   #1
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BURTON-UPON-TRENT | National Football Centre | Completed



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Work starts on National Football Centre at Burton

Work has officially begun on the National Football Centre near Burton.

The £100m development at St. George's Park will be the new base for the England side when they meet up for international fixtures.

The site, due to open in the summer of 2012, will also host the Football Association's coach training courses.

Plans for the centre were first made public in 2001 when the site was bought by the FA, but were shelved during the last decade.

FA Chairman, David Sheepshanks, said: "Today is a momentous day for everyone in England who has football in their heart."

"St. George's Park will be the home of FA Learning - in short it will be a multi-sporting destination of choice for all."

It will also be the headquarters for the League Managers' Association and home to a centre for sports medicine and performance analysis

There will be community-use pitches and a multi-sports centre as well as hotels and conference facilities.

The project has created 280 permanent new jobs and is expected to generate between £5m and £6m for the local economy.
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I had no idea it was so far advanced. Looking good.

Let's hope that it helps to improve the quality of coaching of young players in this country by a significant margin.
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Old November 7th, 2011, 08:13 PM   #3
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Old January 15th, 2012, 06:22 AM   #5
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Great!
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Not long now until it's completed.







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Sorry for being ignorant, but where is "Burton"? -Upon Trent?
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Old June 23rd, 2012, 08:51 PM   #12
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I love the facilities, especially the Wembley replica and the implications for grassroots football, but I'm not too keen on the place seemingly sporting the colours of Argentina from the air!
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I love the facilities, especially the Wembley replica and the implications for grassroots football, but I'm not too keen on the place seemingly sporting the colours of Argentina from the air!
Indeed.

Given its rural location, it really ought to have made more of an effort to blend in. Turf roof would have been the way to go.
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Old June 23rd, 2012, 11:53 PM   #14
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And to think the material for the roof is actually copper:

http://www.kme.com/en/tecu_patina
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Given the shape of it that white roof really ought to be painted so as to be a giant England shield visible from Google Maps...
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What your idea could look like:

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Wouldn't Three Lions be more appropriate?
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I'm not sure the design would really work with the texture of that roof.
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Looks awesome!

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