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The new Leicester City training center

Who needs a rrivate nine-hole golf course?

The new Leicester City  training center  Who needs a rrivate nine-hole golf course?

This week, Leicester City opened the club's new training centre in Seagrave, north Leicestershire, leaving the old belvoir drive sports site, which has hosted Foxes training for sixty years. Vardy and his team-mates will move to Leicester City Football Club Training Ground Seagrave from Christmas Eve, while the old sports centre will be dedicated exclusively to the women's team, LCFC Women, which has been a professional sporting team since last August. 

Leicester City's new sports centre was built on an area of 180 acres, where there was previously a golf centre, and includes 21 football pitches (including 14 full sizes and one main with a 499-seat grandstand where the youth teams and the first women's team will play), the Sport Turf Academy, that is a training and refresher centre for technical and medical staff (not just the club) , a personalized gym with hydrotherapy facilities, state-of-the-art medical facilities, and the King Power Center, a facility in the center of the complex that houses an indoor camp and multimedia center (for media meeting and press conferences). The most important environment, however, is the Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha Building, dedicated to the tragically deceased Foxes president, where the rooms of the medical center and those of the administrative area are located, plus relaxation areas for employees and the restaurant. Also, given the legacy of the previous area, Leicester city centre also has a private golf course with a nine-hole course. 

The project was announced in 2018, two years after the foxes' historic title was won, and construction work began in 2019. As current chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha told the Leicester website, "A new training ground has been a dream for many years. Seagrave will be a key part of the club's operations for generations to come." For the English club, this one from the sports centre has been the biggest investment in the last ten years - that is, since the Thai family bought Leicester - because it is part of the Asian ownership project to make Leicester a competitive team, as are the other major premier league realities.