Manchester City have opened the doors to their £200million training complex that sits adjacent to the Etihad Stadium.

The venue boasts a 7,000-capacity stadium for reserve fixtures, more than 10 training pitches and four-star accommodation, as well as innovative education and sports science facilities.

The project was funded by Manchester City's owners and built in partnership with the Manchester City Council, and will see more than 450 players from under-six age groups to the senior squads training at the complex every week.

City reserve manager Patrick Viera said: "If we go into the market and we compete to bring young players or first-team players in, having a facility like this can only help.

"When you are a young, talented player from Manchester - or worldwide - you want the best possible facilities to challenge and improve yourself."

Posted on 09/12/2014