Man City submit plans for new women's training ground
have submitted plans to build a £10m training facility for their women's team.
Based on their
current site at the City Football Academy, the facility will open in 2025 if
plans are approved.
It comes after City
became the first Women's Super League club to sign a naming rights deal for
their women's stadium last year.
The new facility
will feature a hydrotherapy area, a high-performance gym and an analytics
Houghton said: "I've been incredibly proud to call the City Football
Academy home for the past 10 years and have seen first hand how the integrated
facilities we are a part of have contributed to the development of the women's
"As we look to
take the next step in our journey of developing the women's game, it's right
that we now develop our own purpose-built home, at the heart of City Football
The women's team
currently share a building with the academy teams at the club - although they
have their own pitches - while the men's first team have their own area.
season, the club renamed their women's home ground the Joie Stadium in a
sponsorship deal believed to be the biggest for a purpose-built women's stadium
The plans come
after several Women's Super League clubs have taken steps to improve facilities
and further integrate their respective women's teams.
back their old Melwood training ground for the women's team to use while
Manchester United unveiled a new £7m women's training facility at
their Carrington training ground in October.