Carrington Training Centre
|Location||Carrington Moss, Carrington,
|Owner||Manchester City F.C.|
|Manchester City (2001–2014)
Carrington Training Centre, sometimes referred to as Carrington, is the training ground of the Football League One club Bury, leased from Manchester City. The League One club moved into this complex in early 2015 when previous holders, Manchester City moved into a new £50m training facility close to its Sportcity home in east Manchester.
Location and facilities
The training ground is situated away from the City of Manchester in Trafford, like that of Manchester United who also have a training ground nearby (Trafford Training Centre). The training ground is adjacent to a public footpath, allowing members of the public and photographers to watch training sessions freely in the past. In recent years, a six-foot tarpaulin curtain surrounds the training ground, with photographers and members of the public resorting to step ladders and perching themselves on trees to watch training sessions. City have attempted to seek planning permission from Trafford Metropolitan Borough Council to increase the height of the barrier from six feet, the maximum height permitted without planning permission.
New training complex
Manchester City vacated Carrington to move to Sportcity near the Etihad Stadium. This move was completed in 2014 after planning permission was granted in March 2010, Manchester City and Manchester City Council agreed to redevelop land around Sportcity and the club bought 59 acres (240,000 m2) of land nearby in Openshaw West. The new training ground will cost about £50m and is part of a £1 billion redevelopment around Eastlands that will be led by architect Rafael Vinoly.
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