SkyscraperCity banner

741 - 760 of 893 Posts

·
Moderator
Joined
·
18,130 Posts
Leicester City

Additional renders showing their future training facility:





Key masterplan elements include the following:

– 12 full-size pitches, including show pitch with 500 seat stand to allow academy teams to play in a match environment

– Full-size indoor pitch signature building that moulds into the landscape forming the centre piece of the masterplan

– Integrated training centre building for first team and academy squads including fitness and hydrotherapy suites, tactics, medical, media and dining facilities

– 9 hole recreational golf course and sports turf academy which will train the next generation of elite ground staff

The facility seeks to combine best practice in elite sports training with a celebration of the Foxes culture and ethos, and work is programmed to start on site early 2019.
https://www.kssgroup.com/projects/leicester-city-fc-training-centre/
 

·
Moderator
Joined
·
18,130 Posts
Las Vegas Raiders





The Raiders will be breaking ground on a new Las Vegas-area headquarters in mid-January.

The team announced an afternoon ceremony will be held on Jan. 14 at the facility's location near the Henderson Executive Airport.

The space is expected to hold offices, a gym, an outdoor pool and three practice fields with an opening date set in 2020.
https://www.ktnv.com/sports/raiders/raiders-announce-groundbreaking-for-headquarters-in-henderson

Detroit Pistons





With construction of the Henry Ford Detroit Pistons Performance Center under way, we are chronicling the progress along the way.
The center is being built on a parcel of owned by Henry Ford. Scheduled to open in the summer of 2019, the training, sports medicine and rehabilitation complex will be a trendsetting, modern facility located at the intersection of Second Avenue and Amsterdam Street in Detroit’s New Center Area, just blocks from Henry Ford Hospital and about two miles north of Little Caesars Arena, the Pistons home court. It will house:

A 175,000-square-foot training facility and corporate headquarters for the Pistons.

A comprehensive sports medicine, treatment and rehabilitation facility managed by Henry Ford.

Pistons Academy basketball program.

Fitness, health and nutrition programs through the Pistons Fit and NBA Fit Week.

Public space for Pistons events, networking receptions and community activities.

Private and public parking structure for both Pistons and Henry Ford personnel.
https://www.henryford.com/services/sports-medicine/pistons-performance-center
 

·
Registered
Blackboard Monitor
Joined
·
15,480 Posts
"Could it be completed before Spurs’ new stadium? "

Cheeky, but they're 8 years behind us when it comes to developing a world-class training centre. Keep up Kopites! :lol:
 

·
Moderator
Joined
·
18,130 Posts
AS Monaco





ASM’s new state-of-the-art multifunctional sports complex “Center for Sporting Excellence” (“Center”) at La Turbie will be located on a plot of 5 ha while the Center’s main building will occupy over 7,500 m2. Its facilities will include three football pitches meeting UEFA and French Football Federation standards; a fitness center, a medical center, a rehabilitation zone, a restaurant, and a conference hall with capacity for 80 people.

The Center is being integrated into the local landscape with full respect for the environment. Solar panels will be installed on the roof of the building to ensure independent hot water supply. In addition, all land extracted during the earthworks will be reused after the construction phase. The investments in the construction of the Center have amounted to EUR 55 million. It is expected to be open by the 2020-21 season.
https://www.asmonaco.com/en/las-monaco-devoile-ses-projets-thenextlevel/
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,427 Posts
Love that Monaco training ground. Was there something on the site previously, like a quarry? Surely, they haven't dug out the side of the hill just for this? No doubt they'll put some netting up but the idea of the ball being punted clear and straight down the valley is appealing.
 

·
Moderator
Joined
·
18,130 Posts
Love that Monaco training ground. Was there something on the site previously, like a quarry? Surely, they haven't dug out the side of the hill just for this? No doubt they'll put some netting up but the idea of the ball being punted clear and straight down the valley is appealing.


The association football club AS Monaco FC have had their training ground in La Turbie since 1981. The training center is located in an old quarry.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Turbie
 

·
Proud Facebook Non-Member
Joined
·
2,134 Posts
With that plan in motion, Beckham and Mas’ Inter Miami CF have turned their attention to Broward and Lockhart Stadium.

They have proposed to the city of Fort Lauderdale building a state-of-the-art training facility, multi-purpose sport stadium, youth fields that would be used by the team’s youth academy, according to the Sun-Sentinel.

It would also have public facilities such as a playground, running track, a dog park, and possibly a community meeting center.

Lockhart Stadium, which opened in 1959, has had a long history as a soccer venue, with the Fort Lauderdale Strikers and Miami Fusion, among others, calling the stadium home in the past. The facility, however, has fallen into disrepair in recent years and currently sits idol.

For Inter Miami, another key factor is that the stadium has a central location for South Florida’s three counties.

The Inter Miami youth academy will have teams that range in age from 12 to 19. More than 120 athletes will get a fully funded opportunity to train as they pursue their collegiate or professional soccer careers, according to the Sun-Sentinel.

In addition to the academy, the complex would also house Inter Miami’s technical staff.

The stadium could host MLS preseason games and local high school sporting events.

Inter Miami has proposed paying for all of the design and construction of the team facilities along with public facilities, except for a community meeting center. Once built, the team would pay for the maintenance of their facilities and city would pay for the maintenance of the community facilities.

The proposed agreement would last for 50 years.
https://miami.cbslocal.com/2019/01/29/beckham-turns-eye-to-ft-lauderdales-lockhart-stadium/
 

·
Moderator
Joined
·
18,130 Posts


Representatives from Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club have made their case for the extension of their Lancing training ground to councillors.

The American Express Elite Football Performance Centre, owned by Albion, is hoping to expand into a corner of land to the south east of the site.

The proposals, which have yet to be submitted in a planning application, include building a club hub and three additional football pitches on the land.

Laura Collins, projects manager for the football club, told members of Lancing Parish Council at a meeting on Wednesday that it would give the women and girls teams a dedicated facility to train in.

The club hub would include advanced medical and sports science facilities, a yoga and pilates studio and changing rooms, including a changing places facility for people with complex needs.

If plans for the extension are approved, the football club hopes that work would begin in the summer.
https://www.worthingherald.co.uk/news/brighton-and-hove-albion-training-ground-extension-lancing-councillors-react-to-proposals-1-8796401

Brighton & Hove Albion FC’s state-of-the-art training and teaching facility is a Category One status training centre under the Premier League’s Elite Player Performance Plan.

The facility includes 11 full and half size natural grass and artificial pitches, plus a half size covered indoor pitch, ensuring playing facilities are accessible and playable throughout the seasons.

The distinctive Y-shaped building provides secure accommodation wings for the club’s professional squads and academy youth teams, plus a separate wing for common recreation, medical treatment and media facilities and gymnasium.
https://www.kssgroup.com/projects/bhafc-ntg/
 

·
Registered
Blackboard Monitor
Joined
·
15,480 Posts
From the Raiders a video about their new headquarters, including a fly through rendering of their new training facility (render starts at about 1:28)
I'd never really given this much thought before, but are NFL franchises basically the main team with no other subsidiary teams? Because I assume this training facility will be (one of) the best in the US, but it 'only' has four fields.

Compare that with Premier League training grounds. Ours has 15 pitches, Leicester are looking at installing 12, Liverpool's new training facility has 16, Man City's also has 16.

Do younger age teams, reserve teams, women's teams (that are increasingly training on the same site as their first team counterparts in football) not exist in the NFL? I guess the youth side of things is covered by College Football?
 

·
Moderator
Joined
·
3,447 Posts
^^ Yep! To answer your questions, an NFL franchise is basically its own self contained entity with no "reserve squads," "academies" or things of that nature. NFL squads run about 53 men on a roster, with about 8 or so "practice squad" members who train with the team but don't suit up on gameday. this can rise up to 80 plus players during training camp, but that's as high as it gets. And so the four fields are plenty to get the work in. Oftentimes the offense and defense second units will be on one field, while different position groups (receivers, quarterbacks etc.) work on another, while special teams might be practicing kicking on a third field. Also, one field may be turf and the rest grass to get used to a particular surface for that week. But otherwise that's it, the development for the NFL is handled at the collegiate level with NCAA teams and the league is more than happy with that arrangement (because it's free for them! :lol:)

There is ONE caveat though: with the newest facilities they are often planned with community sport in mind (as part of a public funding scheme) and the local High School football teams will use the main practice field for big games and championships and what not. This is seen in the Dallas Cowboys' training facility and the new Minnesota Vikings one, and may be the case here as well. :cheers:






ETA: It's funny you mention this, because I had the exact opposite reaction as yours! I'd see the grounds posted here and my first thought would be "why do you need 15 fields for like 30 guys??" :lol:
 

·
Moderator
Joined
·
18,130 Posts
Bristol Bears





A professional rugby union club will start work to build a ‘world-class training facility’ between two villages next month.

Bristol Bears successfully applied to North Somerset Council in April 2017 to build a training complex on land at Kingcott Farm, between Failand and Abbots Leigh.

The rugby club will build a two-storey training barn containing a gym, changing rooms, a floodlit all-weather 4G pitch, three grass pitches and offices for staff.

Work will begin next month and the club aims to be using the facilities by April 2020.
https://www.northsomersettimes.co.uk/news/bristol-bears-wins-application-to-build-training-facility-in-failand-1-5885228
 
741 - 760 of 893 Posts
Top