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Barnfield Training Centre Taking Shape

15 November 2016

Sean Dyche says that Burnley have incorporated the best practices from other top-class training grounds into the club’s new Barnfield Training Centre.

The Clarets have looked to cover every angle to make the new £10.6m training HQ a winning workplace and a facility to be proud of.


The exterior of the new Barnfield Training Centre


A balcony outside the first-team dining and recreation area.


The first-team dining and relaxation room

And Dyche is confident the training centre will realise its full potential to bring the maximum benefit to his team when it opens before the end of the season.

The Burnley boss said: “We visited a few training grounds - some we knew from our own knowledge - to try and get a feel for the expenditure and the finish.

“We’ve tried to get all the ideas together, as well as thinking of our own plans, before working with the architect and the club to make sure we tick as many boxes as we can.”

The development of the 73,000-square-metre piece of National Trust land on the Gawthorpe Hall estate in Padiham, includes new outdoor pitches, some of which are already in use by the first team, while others remain under construction.

Dyche added: “It’s hard to get everything right and we still have to work on a budget but we’ve been lucky with Barnfield Construction and all their help towards what will be the final project.

“You’ll see other Premier League clubs who will have massive versions of what we will have.

“But for a club of Burnley’s size I think this will be a really good facility and for the first time the whole squad will be under one roof, which gives not only the club, but the building, a good feel.”


Fancy a dip? The hydro pool to aid rehabilitation


The centre will incorporate an indoor 3G pitch


The reception area


The Turf Moor communal bath is a thing of the past with all mod-cons in the shower room..


... leading to the cavernous home dressing room.


The gaffer's private office, located inside an office for him and backroom team...


... and it's a room with a view!

Development on the site began in July 2015 and Dyche believes the development of a modern training centre is a vital component in carrying the club forwards.

He said: “We are always working hard because we know what counts. This development is just another big piece in the puzzle to get right and they (Barnfield) are doing a wonderful job to enhance the chances of the team being right and to build for the future.

“Things are looking good at the moment and we are going in the right direction.”

The new Barnfield Training Centre is due to be completed and opened early in 2017.


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