Huge progress at Leicester City's training ground

Jordan Blackwellin Football

Leicester City players plan to move to the new state-of-the-art facility near Seagrave at the end of June, ahead of pre-season training for their 2020-21 campaign.

Huge progress has been made at Leicester City's training ground as they bid to complete the build before the start of pre-season.

The roof has been placed on the indoor training centre at the heart of the £100m complex, while the main building, where the changing rooms and offices will be situated, is also taking shape.

The turf still needs to be laid on 12 full-size pitches around the 185-acre site in Seagrave, which is on schedule to be ready by the end of June, when City will move in for pre-season training ahead of the 2020-21 campaign.

New pictures and video (above) from Seagrave show the scale of the new training ground, which is being built by McLaren Group.

The development includes:

  • An indoor training centre
  • A covered show pitch with 499 seats, spectator toilets and an elevated camera platform
  • Twelve full-size football pitches
  • Six part-size size grass pitches
  • Two goalkeeper areas
  • One attacking area
  • Five warm-up and technical training areas
  • The main building, which will hydrotherapy, medical, rehabilitation, dining and education facilities, as well as offices and 30 bedrooms for players and management.
  • Stores and its own power plant
  • 421 parking spaces with eight coach parking bays with disabled and electric car parking spaces.
  • The UK's first sports turf academy to train groundsmen

Left: Plumb Images

City chief executive Susan Whelan said previously: "The new training ground will elevate the club and our training facilities to another level for generations to come, so it's fantastic to have our contractors from McLaren on-site, commencing work and turning our vision into reality."

"Such a big investment is both a fantastic opportunity and a big responsibility for everyone involved in the project. We're delighted to be shaping a big part of the club's future together and determined to make it something the region can be exceptionally proud of."


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