After four years of planning and intense research across five continents, Manchester City today announced that work is now set to commence on the new City Football Academy.
It’s a groundbreaking project and one is looking to support the local community and boost the local economy wherever possible. Included in the plans are:
- A new Academy for up to 400 young players with classrooms for 200
- On site accommodation for junior and senior players
- 16.5 football pitches, 12 of them dedicated to players aged from 8 to 21
- A state of the art first team building with changing rooms, gym, refectory and injury and rehab centre
- A 7000 capacity stadium for youth matches
- Staff offices and a dedicated media centre
- A bridge linking the site to the Etihad Stadium and the rest of the Etihad Campus
No wonder our owners are so revered by the fans – this is investment that will establish our club as a leading light in youth development for years to come. Please take the time to watch the videos embedded below. This is a truly amazing project and one that, as City fans, we should be very proud of.
1) This a ‘Fly Through’ of the plans. It will blow you away.
2) Watch the people involved explain the plans