Manchester City has revealed its plans for a brand new training facility for its women's team. The purpose-built ground, which will cost £10 million, will be separate from the facilities used by the club's other sides.
The new facility, set to be ready by 2025, will boast various luxury features. It will include a hydrotherapy area, a high-performance gym, and an analytics space. The space will measure 17,000 square feet and allow for future expansion.
The new training base for Manchester City Women will be nestled in the £200 million City Football Academy area. It will be just a few hundred meters away from their 7,000-seater stadium.
Manchester City has submitted a planning application to the city council for the new facility. The club hopes that it will be ready for action by 2025.
Charlotte O'Neill, the Managing Director for Man City Women, expressed her excitement about the plans, stating, "By building in a new, state-of-the-art facility, we will provide our players with a bespoke industry-leading environment for them to train and recover together, and we believe this will further improve player welfare, and help attract even more talent to Manchester City and the next generation of aspiring women footballers."
Captain Steph Houghton also praised the club's commitment to developing the women's game, saying, "As we look to take the next step in our journey of developing the women's game, it's right that we now develop our own purpose-built home, at the heart of City Football Academy, and I'm thrilled the Club has the ambition and commitment to keep investing in our future."