Man City announce £10m plans for ‘state-of-the-art’ training ground redevelopment for women’s team

Manchester City have announced plans to build a £10m training facility for the women's team.Manchester City have announced plans to build a £10m training facility for the women's team.
Manchester City have announced plans to build a £10m training facility for the women's team. | Manchester City
Manchester City said they want the new facility to mirror the high-performance environment of the men's side.

Manchester City have submitted a planning permission application to Manchester City Council for the building of a new state-of-the-art women’s training facility.

City hope to develop the 17,000-square-foot building at the sight of the club’s current training facilities at City Football Academy, based at the the Etihad Campus.  The £10m stand-alone facility would be ‘the latest chapter in the club’s continued investment into best-in-class facilities for the team,’ claim City, with the inclusion of a hydrotherapy area, a high-performance gym and an analytics space designed to mirror the same set-up currently utilised by the men’s team.

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“As well as benefiting from a private facility, the team will continue to be a central part of the eco-system at the £200m City Football Academy meaning they can take advantage of the resources and know-how across the organisation’s wider operations and facilities,” the club said via a statement.

Manchester City's plans for a new women's training centre.Manchester City's plans for a new women's training centre.
Manchester City's plans for a new women's training centre. | Manchester City FC

Charlotte O’Neill, the managing director of the women’s side commented: “We are delighted to announce our exciting plans to create a purpose-built training facility for our women’s first team.

“Over the past decade, our shared space at City Football Academy has been a huge asset to the team, providing unrivalled access to world-leading facilities and industry experts that have helped the team to adopt the Club’s philosophies on and off the pitch and establish itself as a pioneer in the development of women’s football in this country.

“However, as the team evolves, so do their needs and that’s why we continue to invest in the right facilities at the right stage in the team’s journey. 

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“By building in a new, state-of-the-art facility, we will provide our players with a bespoke industry-leading environment for them to train and recover together, and we believe this will further improve player welfare, and help attract even more talent to Manchester City and the next generation of aspiring women footballers.”

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