Bristol City ready to move into new Robins High Performance Centre
Written by Training Ground Guru —
BRISTOL CITY are preparing to move into their new Robins High Performance Centre tomorrow.
The multi-million-pound facility is a long throw-in from their previous training centre at Failand and includes a floodlit showpitch with 400 seats that is capable of hosting Under-18 and U23 matches, plus two other full-size pitches and two training areas.
The main building incorporates a gym, hydrotherapy pool, changing rooms, medical and rehabilitation facilities, tactics room, office space and education and welfare facilities.
The development has taken more than six years from conception to completion, with breaking of the ground having taken place last January. Planning permission was first granted in September 2018.
Nigel Pearson and his first-team squad trained on the pitches last week and support staff moved in late last week, but this week is the first time everyone will use the facility full-time.
When asked about City's new training ground last year, owner Steve Lansdown said: "It's a major part of what we're about. The training ground is where the players spend the majority of their time, it's their home, that's where the family culture is built up."
The training ground is being built by locally-based Beard Construction with pitches by MJ Abbott.