Celtic have been given permission for a full size indoor training pitch at Barrowfield.
The new facility will be for training and youth development as well as the Celtic women’s team when it’s built.
It’s been in the pipeline for some time and before Celtic could go ahead with the project they had to wait for permission to be granted by Glasgow City Council.
A design statement [RE GLASGOW]submitted with the indoor pitch application stated: “The aesthetics of the facility will be in keeping with other facilities owned by Celtic FC, with a white tensile structure with a 4.1-metre-high green solid base at low level.
“The curved white upper part of the development helps to soften the visual effect of the proposal.”
The statement continued: “The building sits to the south east of the site, adjacent to an existing full-size grass football pitch and an existing full-size floodlit synthetic football pitch.”
“It is anticipated that the facility will not significantly impact on existing residents, amenity or traffic.
“Rather the proposal will enhance the facilities on offer at the training ground, allowing the football club to maintain their training programme for all academy groups whatever the weather, which in turn will bring improved opportunities for health and well-being.”
We’ve been made aware there could be a share issue to help facilitate the project financially in the coming year. If Celtic can’t find the capital from elsewhere, the opportunity to buy shares and take part in the first Celtic share issue in over twenty years could be something the fans buy in to.
Barrowfield has needed an upgrade for quite some time. Getting these indoor facilities so close to the stadium will only be a good thing in the long run.