Huddersfield have announced plans to invest up to £20million in the redevelopment of their Canalside training complex.
The Terriers, promoted to the top flight for the first time in 45 years in 2017, aim to complete work on upgrading their training base “to the highest of Premier League standards” in 2020.
“The redevelopment represents a major investment in the club’s facilities and the community, with an estimated £15million to £20million committed to the project by chairman Dean Hoyle and the board of directors,” the club said on their official website.
“The new plans, which are timetabled to be completed in time for the 2020/21 pre-season, will create a new level of elite sports environment for Huddersfield Town’s first team and academy.”
The first stage of redevelopment includes a new floodlit, undersoil-heated pitch before work starts on new buildings.
The redevelopment will provide first-team players with “state-of-the-art” facilities, the club said, including a hydrotherapy suite, new changing rooms, gymnasiums, medical treatment areas, an analysis theatre, a new media suite, plus office and dining spaces for staff.
“This represents a very significant investment from the chairman and the football club in turning PPG Canalside into an elite sports environment,” said chief executive Julian Winter.
“We’re a club that prides itself on developing players and this state-of-the-art training complex will be a huge asset to the technical staff in that goal.”
The club plan to relocate the bowling club and other public facilities currently available at Canalside to a “new-look” Leeds Road Sports Complex, Winter added.