Granja Comary (CBF)

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Granja Comary Football Complex (CBF)
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Entrance to the Granja Comary complex, May 2014
Granja Comary Football Complex (CBF) is located in Brazil
Granja Comary Football Complex (CBF)
Granja Comary Football Complex (CBF)
Location within Brazil
AddressTeresópolis, Brazil
Coordinates22°26′56″S 42°58′35″W / 22.44889°S 42.97639°W / -22.44889; -42.97639Coordinates: 22°26′56″S 42°58′35″W / 22.44889°S 42.97639°W / -22.44889; -42.97639
TypeStadium
SurfaceAct Global Artificial Turf. FIFA Certified
Opened1987
Tenants
Brazilian national football team

Granja Comary football complex is the headquarters and main training center of the Brazilian national football team, which is managed by the Brazilian Football Confederation. It is located in the Granja Comary neighborhood in the Brazilian city of Teresópolis, Rio de Janeiro,[1] and occupies an area of 149,000 m2 (1,600,000 sq ft) with 8,500 m2 (91,000 sq ft) of built area. It was opened on 31 January 1987.[2]

The facility was purchased by the Brazilian Football Confederation in 1978,[3] and inaugurated in 1987, serving as the headquarters for Brazil's preparations in four FIFA World Cups between 1990 and 2010, [4] except for 2006 when the squad players started their training in Europe.[5] For the 2014 FIFA World Cup, hosted by Brazil, CBF spent over R$15m (US$6.7m) reforming Granja Comary so it would again be the national team's headquarters during the tournament.[6] Besides the Brazilian national team, Campeonato Brasileiro Série A club Flamengo regularly trains in the center during their pre-season.[7] The place is composed of five football fields, including an Act Global FIFA Certified field.

Structure[edit]

The complex consists of five sectors.[8] Only players and technical staff will have access to Sector 1, where only the foundations were kept, as almost everything was rebuilt. The 22 double rooms have been turned into 30 individual en-suite rooms and six doubles. Sector 1 also has a living room, where players may host their family members. In addition, there is also a games room, video game room, exclusive gym, special medical room as well as for physiotherapy, barber, dentist, podiatrist, pharmacy, service area with launderette, stockroom, print works and restaurant.

Sector 2 is where the dressing rooms, football fields, and gym are located, which have also been renovated. The dressing room has a separate area for the technical staff and the players, a spa with a jacuzzi, cryotherapy baths and saunas. In Sector 2, we have three fields that have been prepared for pre-World Cup training. The same company that has laid down the pitches for the World Cup was in charge of renovations, following the same standards for the pitch and irrigation.

Sector 3 has the multi-purpose gym, which has also been renovated. The floorboard has been changed, the roof was rebuilt to fix some problems and the male and female lavatories totally remodeled.

Sector 4 is the rehabilitation area for injured players.

Sector 5 consists of a stand facing Brazil's training pitches, which now is able to cater for 180 people. In addition, there is an exclusive car park for the press, measuring 1,800 m2 (19,000 sq ft), as well as another lot where guests and service providers may park, measuring 600 m2 (6,500 sq ft). Throughout its 27-year-long history, Granja Comary has served as temporary home to many players.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Marapodi, Cláudia. "Atrações imperdíveis em Teresópolis" (in Portuguese). Terra. Retrieved February 17, 2009.
  2. ^ Granja Comary reopened (in English)
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ Granja Comary: do passado histórico ao novo Centro de Treinamento
  5. ^ Granja Comary: do passado histórico ao novo Centro de Treinamento. CBF, 24 March 2014
  6. ^ CBF Spends US$6.2 Million on Refurbishment of New Training Base, Folha de S.Paulo
  7. ^ Peixoto, Eduardo (January 4, 2008). "Fla toma posse da Granja Comary" (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. Retrieved February 17, 2009.
  8. ^ "Map of the Granja Comary".

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