The New York Red Bulls have been linked with a potential sale in recent weeks, but the club is making a move that would seem to contradict that.
The Red Bulls announced Thursday their multi-million dollar expansion plans for the Red Bull Training Facility in Hanover, New Jersey. The expansion will occur over two stages, and will include the development of a new building for the Red Bull Academy, Red Bull Training Programs, and visiting teams.
Stage one is expected to be completed by April 2015, and will focus on the new, 4,000 square foot building that will include several amenities, including two team locker rooms, treatment room and more.
“We are pleased to announce the expansion of Red Bull Training Facility,” said Red Bulls sporting director Andy Roxburgh in a statement released by the club. “Building top player development infrastructure is one of our club’s key priorities and this is another major step in achieving that goal. Our academy and training programs will greatly benefit from this development.”
Stage two of expansion to the facility that opened in summer 2013 will include an additional 3,500 square foot addition to the building, the development of a natural grass field, and improvements to the existing turf field.
No construction date for the second stage has been given.
“We’re excited to see one of the top training facilities in the country continue to expand and provide our athletes with first-class amenities,” said Red Bulsl director of youth programs Bob Montgomery in the statement. “As one of Major League Soccer’s leading Academy systems, this expansion plan will only help us as we continue to develop young talent in the tri-state area.”
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