It’s certainly an exciting time to be a Leeds United fan.
The Whites could be on the verge of returning to the Premier League for the first time in over 15 years, sitting second in the Championship, and they’re making great strides towards rediscovering what made them such an incredible club in the past
United are a club steeped in history, but they’re about to get a modern facelift as their plans to build a new training ground are going ahead.
Indeed, Phil Hay wrote about Leeds’ upcoming move away from Thorp Arch earlier this week, and he spoke about the new facility on the latest edition of his podcast.
The Athletic’s Leeds United correspondent was talking about the upcoming move on the latest edition of The Phil Hay Show.
The journalist was giving details about the move away from Thorp Arch, and he revealed just how much this new facility would be costing the club.
“On top of that, it is going to cost about £25m to do, and the club say it’s not Premier League dependant, they would do it in the Championship, but they’re frank enough to say that in the Championship finding that sort of money is much more difficult than in the Premier League,” Hay said (The Phil Hay Show 14/2/20 31:30).
The journalist went on to detail what sort of modern amenities the new ground would have:
“I think the thing they’re looking for is not huge flashy changes, of course, it will be state of the art, and it will have things like cryochambers, they will move from a lane pool and trade that for a proper hydrotherapy pool.”
Andrea Radrizzani has often been criticised by the Leeds fanbase, but you can’t fault him one bit if this plan comes to fruition.
Spending £25m on a new training ground is a serious investment into the club, and the fact that they’d be willing to do it even if they’re in the Championship shows just how serious they are about getting this done.
The Whites have been somewhat left behind when it comes to modernising their football club – for example, they don’t currently employ a sports psychologist – but this new state of the art ground sounds like a real step into the future for the Yorkshire outfit.