Newcastle United unveil their new lavish training facility that features state-of-the-art hydrotherapy chambers, high-tech software and a plush cinema room that will aid Eddie Howe’s side in the Champions League
- Newcastle have given a sneak preview of their upgraded training facility
- Club owners have invested in overhauling Newcastle’s Benson training complex
- The extensive redevelopment features a hydrotherapy pool and cinema room
Newcastle United have released new images of their upgraded training facility that has been re-developed to help the club compete at the highest level in the Premier League and Champions League next season.
Eddie Howe guided the Magpies back to Europe’s top competition and a fourth-placed finish in the English top-flight last season along with making it to the Carabao Cup final.
The club published footage of their state-of-the-art Benson training facility on Tuesday that has been funded by Newcastle’s wealthy Saudi Arabian owners.
The upgrade was deemed as a priority when Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund secured ownership from previous owner Mike Ashley for £300million in 2021.
The new-look establishment is a transformation on the depleted facilities that players and staff became used to during Ashley’s reign in charge of the Tyneside outfit.
Newcastle have released new footage showing off their redeveloped Benson training facility
Newcastle stars have been benefiting from upgraded training facilities this season
The renovated canteen offers spectacular views of Newcastle’s training pitches
Upon revealing their development, the club explained some of the work that had been carried out and the new features that would be used to aid first-team players in their recovery.
A statement read: ‘Over the last few months, Newcastle United’s Benton training ground has been undergoing an extensive renovation, with the addition of hydrotherapy and plunge pools, improved changing rooms, an updated presentation room, a modern players’ lounge and a new, bigger dining area.
An unveiling video presented by former Newcastle star Shola Ameobi guides viewers through the entirety of the multi-million-pound complex.
The whistle-stop tour begins with Ameobi progressing through reception to the inner depths of the unfinished facility by using facial recognition software that only allows approved personnel to gain access.
He then moves on into the plush canteen decorated with white tables and green, blue and white chairs that will be used by players and staff before and after training.
The restaurant will be manned by a team of chefs that will be on-hand to provide fresh meals that confine with the strict dietary requirements of professional footballers.
Ameobi then showcases the club’s ‘wheel of fortune’ that is possibly used to determine the amount that players will have to pay for fines imposed by Howe and his staff.
Different sections on the wheel feature a letter an a specific amount of money. There are also green, red and blue crowns on the spinner as a bonus selection.
A new dressing room and boot room has been built at the club’s training facility
The lavish new facility is a transformation of the club’s previous training facilities under Mike Ashley
A games area has been designed and a cinema room has been constructed where pre and post-match video analysis will take place.
Other impressive elements of the Benson training ground include a redesign of the managers room, an upgraded changing room and modernised swimming pool that includes hydrotherapy chambers with midfielder Matty Longstaff caught using one in the video.
New pitches have been installed outside the facility along with a foot-tennis table and volleyball net that will be used on a daily basis in preparation for fixtures.
Upgrades are a far-cry from the amateur facilities players became used to under Ashley’s tenure where they were at times forced to use paddling pools and bins filled with ice cold water to recover from gruelling Premier League encounters in.
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