Coverciano

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Coverciano
Established 1958
President Gianni Rivera
Location Florence, Italy

Coverciano, also known as Casa Italia, located in the quartiere of Florence with the same name, is the central training ground and technical headquarters of the FIGC, the Italian Football Association.[1][2]

History[edit]

Italian Football Federation (FIGC) purchased land in Coverciano in 1952 for the purpose of building a new centre where training for both players and technical staff would take place. It was officially opened in November 1958. Prior to its construction, the FIGC's technical sector (settore tecnico) was headquartered in Rome with the other departments.[3]

Facilities[edit]

The Coverciano is the primary training ground for all Italy national football teams from the U-15 age group and above (including women's), as well as the Italian Armed Forces's representative football team. Occasionally it has hosted foreign teams visiting Italy.[4]

Facilities include four standard football pitches, multipurpose gym, swimming pool and two tennis courts. In addition, there is a library, hotel, conference hall and restaurant located on site. The Hotel Coverciano can accommodate over 100 people; the venue is thus often used by foreign touring teams and by Italian clubs at the higher levels who are based in the Florence area.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Coverciano focus on coach education". UEFA.com. Retrieved 2013-08-15. 
  2. ^ Roan, Dan (2010-01-22). "BBC Sport - Football - England learn from Italy's national training centre". BBC News. Retrieved 2012-07-23. 
  3. ^ "Settore Tecnico – La Storia" (in Italian). FIGC. 
  4. ^ "Coverciano - History". figc.it. Retrieved 16 August 2010. 
  5. ^ "Coverciano, Florence - Hotel". trainingtrips.eu. Retrieved 16 August 2010.