The MK Dons have announced their plans for a new club and community training centre this morning, Monday.
The club has bought land near Cosgrove for its new facilities, which will include two 3G pitches, one of which will be available for community use, 11 academy pitches in varying sizes, four first-team pitches and four community grass pitches as well as plans for two indoor pitches.
The new centre will be to an international standard and the Sports and Education Trust will also be based there.
As part of the project, a new access road is proposed near the A508.
Chairman Pete Winkelman said: “I’ve made no secret that it’s been a long missing component of the development of the club and, if I had my time again, I would have ensured we had our own dedicated facility from the moment the club started.
“This is the start of a long journey to develop an international standard club and community training centre and, as part of that, we will be looking to build partnerships and relationships. Although it is still early days, we are extremely excited about the project.”
The Dons shared their plans with the residents of Cosgrove last weekend.