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Leicester City’s Spectacular New Training Ground: The Numbers

As Leicester City take a significant step forward with the opening of a world-class training ground in Seagrave, north Leicestershire, LCFC.com looks at the project in numbers.
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A legacy of the Club’s incredible recent successes and a beacon of ambition for the future, the state-of-the-art new complex marks the next stage in Leicester City’s development.

Following the transition to the site earlier this week, Seagrave will now become home to the Club’s entire men’s professional and Academy football operation for generations to come.

To mark the landmark occasion, here are some of the key numbers involved…

7 – buildings in total, including the King Power Centre and Sports Turf Academy.

21,593 – the number of new trees and conifers planted across the site, to aid an abundance of natural wildlife.

1.5M – litres of water stored on site for irrigation of all pitches, which will be recycled through irrigation lines stretching 9km in total.

30 – bedrooms provided for the overnight stays of players and football staff.

7,140 – tonnes of grass seed used to give life to the array of pitches.

185,000 – bricks used in the formation of the seven buildings and surrounding structures.

200 – televisions installed throughout the centre’s various buildings, including in conference rooms, offices, bedrooms and recreational areas.

86,000m2 – seeds planted in ‘off pitch’ areas to provide a safe habitat for indigenous wildlife.

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21 – playing surfaces in total, including 14 full-size pitches.

4 – new attenuation ponds installed for rainwater control and to support flora and fauna.

11,261m2 – floor space in The Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha Building.

18,548 – new climbers and shrubs planted throughout the training ground’s land.

1,121m2 – Terrazzo flooring, which consists of chips of marble, quartz, granite and glass.

600m2 – raised planters for the growth of herbs and vegetables.

75,000 – tonnes of rootzone (highly versatile soil) applied to all grass pitches.

2 – show pitches for use in selected matches by the Development Squad, Academy and LCFC Women.

499 – seats available for the general public and visiting media on the main, floodlit show pitch.

1,780 tonnes – of steel for structural frames on each of the buildings across the site.

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525m2 – timber decking on balconies to the south of The Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha Building.

313,000m3 – earth moved across the build process, with 95 per cent being retained and reutilised throughout the campus to limit environmental impact.

450 – below-ground drainage runs, alongside two on-site waste treatment plants.

700m2 – porcelain tiling utilised across three observational balconies, including the first team players’ recreational garden.

9 – holes on a private golf course, for use by players and staff.

185 – the size of the entire complex, in acres.

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