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Paris Saint-Germain eyes new training base for 2019

Paris Saint-Germain FC (PSG) are looking to open their new training base at Poissy in 2019, with an architect set to be appointed later this month.

Construction work on the new facility, which will include a 5,000 seater stadium and 14 football pitches on a 74 hectare site, is slated to begin in September 2017.

New for France, there will be a covered full-size pitch so training sessions can be held when the weather is poor.

The stadium will stage fixtures from Women’s Ligue 1 and the Women’s Champions League, as well as youth team and reserve matches.

The new training centre will also include a sports clinic with a medical assessment and treatment area, meeting rooms and classrooms.

A team hotel with 32 luxury bedrooms for first team players and 80 standard bedrooms for youth and academy players is also set to be built.

Nasser Al-Khelaifa, chair and chief executive of PSG, said the centre will be one of the best in the world. He said:

For the last five years, we have worked to develop PSG in order to make it into a leading European and worldwide football club and a truly global sports brand.

From the very beginning, the development of this training centre has been a cornerstone of our plan. It is an essential part of our ambitious project along with a full renovation of the Parc des Princes.

Our future training centre will be one of the best in the world. This state of the art facility will allow the club to take full advantage of the fantastic pool of youth talent from the Paris region, and also attract the most talented young footballers from all over the world. The young footballers in the Youth Academy will benefit from the best possible conditions and, to inspire them even more, they will train alongside the stars of our first team.

PSG decided in the summer to move their training centre from the Parisian suburb of Saint-Germain-en-Laye to Terrasses de Poncy in Poissy.