Newcastle ‘given planning permission for revamp of their Benton training ground this summer’ with upgraded changing rooms, hydrotherapy pools and a players’ lounge all on the agenda
- Newcastle have been given planning permission to improve training ground
- Hydrotherapy pools and a new changing room are part of the planned upgrades
- A players’ lounge will also be added with Eddie Howe having been consulted
Newcastle have been granted planning permission to significantly improve their Benton training ground this summer.
As reported by The Athletic, Newcastle intend to build a new training ground on a fresh site in the long-term but are currently focused on upgrading their existing facilities, which they moved to in 2002.
The training ground is need of a revamp as it is below the standards of most Premier League bases as well as some in the Championship.
Newcastle have been given planning permission for an upgrade of their training ground
Newcastle boss Eddie Howe was consulted regarding the changes and gave his approval
Yasir Al-Rumayyan, the chairman and owner of Newcastle, and Amanda Staveley have backed the upgrades
Newcastle submitted their plans to North Tyneside council and work is already underway on making their Darsley Park training ground better. Head coach Eddie Howe was consulted on the planned changes and approved them. Yasir Al-Rumayyan, the chairman and owner of Newcastle, and Amanda Staveley have backed the upgrades
Hydrotherapy and plunge pools are set to be introduced at the training ground, while the dining room will be extended and a players’ lounge will also be added along with an outside eating area.
In its current state there are a lack of player recreation sites at the training ground, which can make it difficult for players to bond with each other.
Newcastle, who finished 11th last season, are looking to progress both on and off the pitch
The upgraded facilities will include improved changing rooms and brand new physio rooms
Furthermore, there will be upgraded changing rooms in addition to an improved presentation room and brand new doctor and physio rooms. There will also be a new welcoming reception.
It is anticipated that the extensions will add around 610 square metres to the footprint of the building.
Backed by their wealthy owners, Newcastle are looking to spend significantly in the summer transfer window and are set to complete the signing of defender Sven Botman from Lille for £32million.
They have already signed goalkeeper Nick Pope from Burnley and turned Matt Targett’s move from Aston Villa into a permanent deal.