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SBD Global/September 17, 2012/Facilities
Man City's New Training Complex To Be 'Best In The World'
Published September 17, 2012
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ONE OF THE BEST: In London, Richard Jolly reported that Man City has also given 5.5 acres on the corner of the site to the local council, "where a sixth form college will be built," and have donated £3M ($4.9M) for local leisure facilities, "which is earmarked for a swimming pool." It is part of "a long-term plan for the club to become self-sufficient" and predates UEFA’s Financial Fair Play rules. However, Man City hopes it will "help them comply with the new regulations," which take effect from '14 (TELEGRAPH, 9/14). The MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS reported that Man City Football Development Exec Patrick Vieira called City's new training complex "one of the best projects in world sport." Vieira said: "What I find really exciting about the project is that before designing the facilities they've been to the football world, they've been to the basketball world and they've been to the NFL world. There's a lot of hard work gone into the project, and that's why I believe it's one of the best projects in the world of sport" (MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS, 9/14).
DUTCH TREAT: REUTERS reported that the training center will be built by Dutch-owned construction firm BAM. The club confirmed that BAM would begin work on the site in the coming weeks. Man City CEO Ferran Soriano said, "The development of young and home grown players is central to our strategy of creating both a winning team and a sustainable football club - an ambition outlined by Sheikh Mansour at the outset of his ownership in September 2008" (REUTERS, 9/14).