Charlotte FC to open new training facility & headquarters in 2023

Charlotte FC have announced they’ll open a new permanent training facility and business headquarters by spring 2023.

The privately-financed 52,000-plus square-foot facility will be located at 8600 McAlpine Park Drive and will be home to the club’s first team, MLS NEXT Pro team, and academy teams.

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CLTFC‘s first team already trains on the site and will continue to do so prior to the completion of renovations, which will begin immediately to have the facilities ready for use next season.

“A permanent training facility and business headquarters for Charlotte FC has been a priority for the club since it was launched and we’re excited to reach an agreement to bring this to life,” owner David Tepper said in a club press release.

“The timeline for this project was crucial and we’re delighted to deliver a first-class facility to our players and staff in Spring 2023. This is an important milestone for our club and reflects our commitment to continue investing in infrastructure that will allow Charlotte FC to be a leader in Major League Soccer both on and off the pitch.”

A formal unveiling and naming of the site is expected later this year. The training facilitiy will include four pitches – one of which uses a synthetic surface – and as well as hosting players, will also be the working site for Charlotte FC’s employees and non-playing staff.

“Today is a special day for our organization as this facility will be a pivotal part of what pushes Charlotte FC to the forefront of soccer in North America in the years ahead,” said sporting director Zoran Krneta. “Having all of our teams in the same location is vital to our sporting vision and creates an optimal environment for our players and staff to perform at the highest levels across each step of our professional pathway.”

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