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Sir Alex Ferguson: Cormack Park can help Aberdeen to 'highest level'

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Sir Alex Ferguson, left, opened the facility with Aberdeen chairman Stewart Milne and director Dave Cormack

Sir Alex Ferguson says Aberdeen's new training facilities and football academy can help take the club to "the highest level".

The former Pittodrie boss guided the club to Uefa Cup Winners' Cup success in 1983, as well as three league titles and four Scottish Cups.

He said the Cormack Park hub is "up there with the best" he has seen.

"I think this is an indication of the progress of the club now," the former Manchester United manager added.

"It's absolutely imperative to have a training ground. The positive impact on performance and morale of best-in-class facilities cannot be underestimated - and these are up there with the best I've seen.

"There is no doubt Cormack Park will help the club to attract, retain and develop the players and coaches it needs to compete. This will be the envy of many other clubs, not just in Scotland."

The first stage of the two-phase project - which features the new stadium at Kingsford - is being named Cormack Park, in recognition of vice-chairman Dave Cormack.

It features a training pavilion, groundsman's accommodation, three training pitches, two floodlit 3G surfaces and two grass parks, as well as outdoor and indoor space for community-based sporting and recreational activities.


Cormack Park - Aberdeen's new £12 million training facility campus

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/50253110
 

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Crystal Palace Football Club has revealed plans to develop its Academy site in Bromley in an attempt to secure Category 1 status in time for the commencement of the 2020/21 season, subject to planning permission.

On Thursday night, the club presented its plans to local residents, before a planning application is submitted to Bromley Council in November.

Last December, the club secured a long-term lease for the site on Copers Cope Road, Beckenham, which is opposite the first-team training facility in south London. The Academy operates primarily out of this main site, but relies heavily on nearby facilities to meet increasing demand for its playing, training and education offering to more than 220 players.

The plans include major expansion and enhancement of the football facilities – including a full-size covered pitch, but great importance has been placed on improving welfare facilities for the club’s young players.

This includes new educational facilities, with the creation of up to five classrooms, lecture rooms and meeting spaces, and up to eight tutors will be employed to ensure players receive the very best education on site.

There are also plans to expand the wider player-care provision, providing enhanced physical and mental support – including the employment of a full-time psychologist. A new medical treatment, rehabilitation, and sports science facility will be built.

The plans include:

Campus-style internal and external refit to all buildings
New classrooms, lecture rooms and meeting spaces
A new medical treatment, rehabilitation, and sports science facility
Restaurant
The playing facilities will be expanded to include:

A full-size DESSO main pitch (a hybrid grass surface composed of natural grass combined with artificial fibres) with under soil heating
A covered full-size 3G synthetic pitch, for all-weather use
A full-size, floodlit 3G pitch
Creation of six additional pitches of varying sizes for various age groups
The club currently operates a Category 2 Academy, running 10 teams from the Under-9 age group through to U23s. The club’s Under-15s are national Super Floodlit Cup champions, whilst the U18s and U23s won their respective leagues in the 2017/18 season.

The club employs 35 full-time and 100 part-time staff in its Academy, and it is expected that this will increase by approximately 20 – including eight teachers for players’ education.

The Premier League club’s Academy has an esteemed reputation for producing outstanding footballers, including Wilfried Zaha who has played 334 times for his boyhood club, scoring 53 goals, and Aaron Wan-Bissaka (49 Premier League appearances).

Other Academy graduates who have starred in the Premier League include Victor Moses (220 Premier League appearances), Nathaniel Clyne (185 Premier League appearances), Ben Watson (145 Premier League appearances), Wayne Routledge (297 Premier League appearances), and Jonny Williams (12 Premier League appearances; an integral part of the club’s promotion to the Premier League in 2013).

The current England manager Gareth Southgate is also a Palace Academy graduate.

Indeed, over the last 15 years, 34 players have come through the ranks to make a first-team appearance for the Eagles – collectively making more than 1,000 appearances for the club.

The most recent young players who have progressed into the first team are Luke Dreher, who made his first appearance against AFC Bournemouth in May, and Sam Woods, who started against Colchester United in the Carabao Cup earlier this season. Both players recently signed new deals with the club, reinforcing the club’s commitment to its most talented young players.

Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish said: “I am extremely proud and excited to share these plans, which are of critical importance to help ensure our future as an established Premier League football club.

“We have a proud, rich history of nurturing exceptional young footballers, and we must ensure that the best young players are playing here and developing their careers at Crystal Palace.

"Securing Category 1 status for our Academy is imperative for us to be competitive in attracting the very best young players, and there is an abundance of raw footballing talent in south London.

“We have shown in recent years to have a clear pathway for our most gifted and committed players into our first-team – a tradition we are committed to continuing.

“Our excellent coaching staff, several of whom have represented Palace, are devoted not only to developing world-class footballers, but exceptional people too.

“To have our entire Academy set-up on one site in Bromley, where we can increase our contact time with young players, and also vastly enhance our education provision and support infrastructure for them, would be of enormous benefit to the club and the young players too.

“We will also ensure that there will be community usage through the Palace for Life Foundation. We have taken great care in developing plans for the site in a responsible and sustainable way, and are hopeful that local residents and Bromley Council will be supportive of them.”

If planning permission is granted by Bromley Council, the club intend to begin works in the new year.
https://www.cpfc.co.uk/news/2019/november/crystal-palace-academy-redevelopment-plans-category-1-status/




 

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Bears players and staff will visit the new training ground site on Wednesday to view the progress so far.

The new training ground is scheduled to be completed by May 2020, with Bristol Bears moving in for the 2020/21 pre-season campaign.
https://www.bristolbearsrugby.com/news/bears-players-and-staff-to-visit-new-training-ground-site/
 

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Hey Guys/Girls,

Ive got a quick question. By now more than 4 years ago a plan about a renovation of the FC Barcelona Training-Favilities got published.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nrgulNiMuO0&list=PLLgyLtcj_J61FYeHMcDFAgO7EYOhT-9QH&index=2&t=0s

Since then Ive never heard anything about it again. I know that the rest of Espai Barca is ongoing but I dont know if this project is ongoing as well. (The stadium for the second team is finished and I know this project worked well. I am just interested in the training-grounds)

I would not be suprised if this part of the project is dead. But there is no information, at least I cant find it and I thought that if someone might be able to help me to find the needed information, I would surely find him/her here.:):) Just curious if one of you guys/girls saw something about this somewhere.
 

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https://www.lcfc.com/news/1426146/steel-frameworks-begin-to-take-shape-at-new-training-facility/press-release

https://www.lcfc.com/tv/1437399/new-city-training-ground-site-continues-to-progress

Steel Frameworks Begin To Take Shape At New Training Facility


The construction of steel frameworks on the main building of Leicester City’s new state-of-the-art training facility is well underway as the Club’s vision for a world-class venue for their non-matchday football operation takes shape in north Leicestershire.

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How can a picture of a couple of crates on a muddy construction site field look so pretty?
 

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Italy's Fiorentina Football Club is not only planning a new Stadium and the 'Purple' Village (in Mercafir area).

The new Fiorentina Home and Training Centre -whose investment amounts to 50 million euros- is going to be built in Bagno a Ripoli area (south-east of Florence's historic centre). Fiorentina owner, Rocco Commisso, will officially present the masterplan in the next weeks; construction work will begin in Summer 2020. "It's a message for all: when a private investor communicates well with the public institutions, things get done. It will be a beautiful project" said Commisso. The new Football Centre, spanning over a surface of +250,000 square meters, is scheduled to become Italy's largest one. The project, designed by architect Marco Casamonti (Archea Associati), will redevelop an abandoned site.

In the previous weeks, Casamonti was also appointed by Mr Commisso for the designing of the new Fiorentina stadium.

VIDEO WITH EN SUBS

https://www.gazzetta.it/Calcio/Serie-A/Fiorentina/02-11-2019/commisso-scatenato-punto-22-due-anni-fare-centro-sportivo-due-lo-stadio-altrimenti-non-si-fa-niente-350760673604.shtml
https://www.firenzeviola.it/l-esclusiva/cs-viola-la-fiorentina-cerca-modelli-in-europa-302260
 

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Austin FC to build $45 million training facility in Northeast Austin

The standards are rising in Major League Soccer, and the leaders of Austin FC are determined to meet them.

On Wednesday, ownership group Two Oak Ventures unveiled a major building block in that mission, with details and renderings for a $45 million training facility, called the St. David’s Performance Center, that will sit on 23 acres in Northeast Austin.

The center, home to Austin FC and its academy teams, will encompass four full-size soccer fields along with 30,000 square feet where players, coaches and other soccer operations staff will work, train, eat, watch film, recover and receive medical care. It is scheduled to be completed in time for the team’s first regular-season MLS match in the spring of 2021.
https://www.brownwoodtx.com/sports/20191113/austin-fc-to-build-45-million-training-facility-in-northeast-austin
 

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https://www.nba.com/video/2019/11/13/20191113-phx-suns-training-facility

The Phoenix Suns broke ground on a new practice facility Wednesday that the team plans to have completed construction on by August of 2020.

The facility, located at Camelback Road and 44th Street, is a part of the $235-million arena renovation deal in January that the City of Phoenix approved. The Phoenix Mercury will also use the facility.

Owner Robert Sarver said that $45 million of that, a number Sarver admitted will probably change, will go into the 50,000-square-foot building.
https://arizonasports.com/story/2154543/suns-break-ground-on-new-practice-facility-set-for-completion-in-august/
 

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Italy's Fiorentina Football Club is not only planning a new Stadium and the 'Purple' Village (in Mercafir area).

The new Fiorentina Home and Training Centre -whose investment amounts to 50 million euros- is going to be built in Bagno a Ripoli area (south-east of Florence's historic centre). Fiorentina owner, Rocco Commisso, will officially present the masterplan in the next weeks; construction work will begin in Summer 2020. "It's a message for all: when a private investor communicates well with the public institutions, things get done. It will be a beautiful project" said Commisso. The new Football Centre, spanning over a surface of +250,000 square meters, is scheduled to become Italy's largest one. The project, designed by architect Marco Casamonti (Archea Associati), will redevelop an abandoned site.

In the previous weeks, Casamonti was also appointed by Mr Commisso for the designing of the new Fiorentina stadium.

https://www.gazzetta.it/Calcio/Serie-A/Fiorentina/02-11-2019/commisso-scatenato-punto-22-due-anni-fare-centro-sportivo-due-lo-stadio-altrimenti-non-si-fa-niente-350760673604.shtml
https://www.firenzeviola.it/l-esclusiva/cs-viola-la-fiorentina-cerca-modelli-in-europa-302260
Concept Design - The investment is 70 million euros, not 50 million.



http://www.firenzetoday.it/foto/cronaca/foto-fiorentina-come-sara-il-nuovo-centro-sportivo/#centro-sportivo-fiorentina-a-bagno-a-ripoli.html
 

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Bristol Bears



Bristol Bears chief executive Mark Tainton hopes that the team will be moving from their current training base near Cribbs Causeway to their brand new home in Failand after June 20 2020.

The date is significant as it’s the Premiership Final at Twickenham that day, a fixture that current table toppers Bristol hope to be playing in at the end of this season.

The new training facilities off Beggar Bush Lane are a striking example of the club’s ambition, with new signing Semi Radrada mentioning how impressed he was by what this site will become and Tainton very much hoping to continue using it as a recruitment tool in order to attract more players of the Fijian’s calibre.

At the new facilities in Failand next door to Cotham RFC, there will be two full-size pitches and an indoor half-pitch replicating the exact dimensions of Ashton Gate, a state-of-the-art gym, lecture theatre, medical rooms, and even an eight-person hydrotherapy pool.
https://www.bristol247.com/sport/rugby/bristol-bears-new-training-ground-set-to-be-uks-best/
 

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"Construction for the $65 million 130,000-square foot football training complex will be based on site availability and currently estimated to start in late 2019 or early 2020 with a completion goal of 2021. The facility will serve as the new day-to-day home for Florida football student-athletes and staff. Florida's meeting rooms, locker room, strength and conditioning area, training room and coaches' offices will all be adjacent to the practice field, creating maximum efficiency within the program. Other details are still in the development stage and will be announced later."



Now an $85 million project to be started in June when the baseball stadium is completed and the old can be torn down.









 
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