CONSTRUCTION OF FC GRONINGEN ACADEMY KICKS OFF
On Monday 22 May Arjen Robben performed the groundbreaking ceremony for FC Groningen’s new Academy project. In the presence of five hundred guests, Arjen symbolically placed a first bump of sand in the parking lot of Sportpark Corpus den Hoorn. 90-time Dutch national team player Arjen Robben is a kid of the club FC Groningen, ambassador of the FC Groningen Foundation and currently player of German record champion FC Bayern Munich.
The multifunctional Academy building will accommodate all facilities for the first team as well as those of the second and youth teams. In addition, it is the ambition for the building to become a centre-of-excellence in sports and injury rehabilitation as well as for the development of healthy life style concepts. The building will have the highest level of sustainability and energy efficiency.
The Stadium Consultancy is the client representative for the development of this new Academy project, managing the entire development process and liaising with all stakeholders involved. The contractor which was awarded after a two-stage tender, will design, build and maintain the Academy for 15 years. The Academy will be commissioned in June 2018.