Behind The Scenes at Arsenal Training Centre

Behind The Scenes at Arsenal Training Centre

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The Arsenal Training Centre, often referred to as its geographical location London Colney in Hertfordshire, is the training ground of Arsenal Football Club. It houses ten full-size pitches, an indoor facility and a medical and rehabilitation centre.

Location London Colney
Coordinates 51°42′40″N 0°17′5″W
Owner Kroenke Sports & Entertainment
Type Football training ground
Built 1998–1999
Opened 11 October 1999
Construction cost £390 million

Constructed after manager Arsène Wenger campaigned for Arsenal to replace its existing University College London groundshare site, it opened in October 1999 at a cost of £10 million. The training centre was financed by the transfer of Nicolas Anelka to Real Madrid.

As well as accommodating Arsenal’s first team and youth teams, the centre from 2003 to 2012 acted as the training base for the England national football team before home internationals and friendlies. It has attracted criticism from local residents over environmental and catchment issues.

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