Bournemouth to begin work ‘imminently’ on multi-million pound training ground
Bournemouth are set to begin work ‘imminently’ on a new multi-million pound training ground, the Premier League club have confirmed.
Work will start when revised plans have been approved by Poole Council, who granted planning permission in December 2017.
The state-of-the-art facility will be located on the old Canford Magna Golf Club site.
It will bring the first-team, development squad, academy and pre-academy together in one place and will include ten full-size pitches.
Bournemouth chief executive Neill Blake said: “This is an incredibly exciting time for the club.
“It has always been the board’s intention to develop and improve our infrastructure to something that is befitting of a Premier League club with elite, international players.
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“Now we are fulfilling the first step of that ambition with this training complex development.
“This development demonstrates the owner and board’s commitment to keep the club moving in the right direction, both on and off the pitch (and) continuing to be competitive in the Premier League, while achieving financial stability.”
The complex will also offer an indoor and outdoor artificial playing surface, state-of-the-art medical, fitness, sports science and rehabilitation facilities and a press conference theatre.
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Cherries boss Eddie Howe has described the plans as ‘huge news’.
He added “It has been vitally important that we improve our infrastructure and I am delighted that the development will start as soon as the improved plans are approved.
“This world-class development will provide a legacy from the club being in the Premier League.”
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