Inside Leicester’s new £100m training ground with 14 pitches, building named after tragic chairman and nine-hole course

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LEICESTER CITY have unveiled their stunning new £100million training complex which looks set to rival the best in the country.

Chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha has delivered the legacy promised by his late father Vichai, who first had the vision to transform a former golf course in Leicestershire into a state-of-the-art futuristic facility.

Leicester City have unveiled their new £100million training complex
The club will train in the new ground for the first time on Christmas Eve
It will also include 14 full-size training pitches

Nine of those 18 holes have been kept intact with Jamie Vardy and co free to test their skills once ‘Top’ can fly over to complete the first official tee-off.

The Foxes’ new lair also boasts 21 training areas, 14 full-size training pitches and a 499-seater pitch for youth team matches.

The seven-building complex includes a dedication to Vichai – with the administrative and medical hub named after the late owner.

The club have been on the new site since last year and will finally make the move into the 185-acre site in Seagrave on Thursday.

It’s the most significant investment in the club’s history, if you think of everything they’ve done, the owners, since they’ve been here

Brendan Rodgers

Their former Belvoir Drive facility – which has been Leicester’s training since 1964 – will now become home to the club’s women’s team.

Meanwhile, the new training complex possesses a swimming pool with room for a restaurant and features such as customised gym.

Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers said: “To be able to move into one of the most advanced training facilities in the whole world is something we’re all so excited about.

“I’ve been dropping in there over the last number of months and now it’s finally arrived, the time that we can look to go in, we’re really looking forward to it.

“It’s amazing and, now we’re going to this new site, it just takes you into a different world altogether and it’s a world we’re looking forward to being in.

“It’s the most significant investment in the club’s history, if you think of everything they’ve done, the owners, since they’ve been here. This facility is going to help improve players, but also people.

“The essence of Leicester City – and I’ve really found this since I’ve been here – is a genuine want to develop people and help people, whether you’re a player or a member of staff.

“That’s something which comes from the very top. To have that at the top of your club, of course we’re all very lucky to be able to work here and experience that.”

Leicester transformed a former golf course into a state-of-the-art facility
Brendan Rodgers claimed it was the most significant investment in the club’s history
Leicester had been training at the Belvoir Drive facility for nearly 60 years

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