Hibernian Training Centre

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Hibernian Training Centre
Address East Mains
Ormiston
Tranent
East Lothian
EH35 5NG
Coordinates 55.920883,-2.930796
Owner Hibernian FC
Type Football Training Ground
Construction
Opened 2007
Construction cost £5m
Website
Hibernian FC

Hibernian Training Centre is the training ground for Hibernian FC, in Ormiston, East Lothian. The training ground houses both the first team and the youth academy.

Construction[edit]

Hibs announced plans for a dedicated training centre in May 2006.[1][2] Planning permission was granted in September 2006.[3] Delays in obtaining building warrants meant that construction work did not begin until March 2007.[4] The first team squad moved to the complex on 19 December 2007.[5]

Facilities[edit]

The training ground is situated on 24 acres and features 5 full-size grass pitches, one of which is a floodlit along with an additional floodlit synthetic pitch and specialist training areas for fitness work and goalkeepers, as well as an exact recreation of the pitch at Easter Road. Inside the training complex there are changing facilities for both the senior squad and the academy players. The indoor facilities include a gymnasium, training pitch, hydrotherapy pools, sauna, physiotherapy rooms, media centre, dining suites and video lounges.

Some of Hibs' youth team matches are played at the training centre.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Grahame, Ewing (23 May 2006). "Hibs splash £3m on training complex". Daily Telegraph (Telegraph Media Group). Retrieved 20 November 2013. 
  2. ^ "Hibees to build training complex". BBC Sport. BBC. 22 May 2006. Retrieved 20 November 2013. 
  3. ^ "Hibs given go-ahead for complex". BBC Sport. BBC. 5 September 2006. Retrieved 20 November 2013. 
  4. ^ "Delay for Hibs training complex". BBC Sport. BBC. 28 February 2007. Retrieved 20 November 2013. 
  5. ^ "Collins hails new training centre". BBC Sport. BBC. 19 December 2007. Retrieved 20 November 2013. 
  6. ^ "Under 20s Defeat Ross County in Cup". www.hibernianfc.co.uk. Hibernian FC. 21 October 2013. Retrieved 28 December 2013. 

Coordinates: 55°55′15″N 2°55′51″W / 55.920883°N 2.930796°W / 55.920883; -2.930796