Facility Notes: Oman Football Club To Build 'Nation's Biggest' Sports Infrastrucutre Facility
One of Oman’s top professional football clubs "has set out to build what has been called the nation’s 'biggest sports infrastructure initiative.'" Fanja Club, an eight-time winner of the nation’s football championship, "plans to build the facility on a 75-acre parcel it owns in the Sah al Ahmar neighborhood of Bidbid, roughly 35 miles southwest of Muscat." The facility’s sports-related attractions will include a football academy, a hospital tailored to athletes, two gymnasiums (one for men, one for women), a "world-class 40-lane bowling alley," and a nine-hole golf course (GOLF BUSINESS COMMUNITY, 1/22). ... EPL side Wigan Athletic has revealed redevelopment plans for its Christopher Park training ground to turn it into a high quality academy facility. The Wigan first team currently trains at Christopher Park but will move to a purpose-built site out of town with the existing facilities redeveloped to focus solely on the club's young players (Wigan Athletic).