Crystal Palace Football Club is seeking a new site in the London Borough of Bromley to develop a world-class training facility.
The South London Premier League club might play its home fixtures in Croydon, but the club still has strong links with Bromley that it wishes to retain. Chairman Steve Parish said the club needs to expand its facilities in the borough, including its academy and training ground, and a number of potential sites are being considered.
The club currently uses two sites on Copers Cope Road in Beckenham, but these sites are no longer suitable for the needs of a club as big and ambitious as Crystal Palace. The chairman has called on local residents to suggest locations that could possibly be used for the new development.
Parish said that Crystal Palace has a strong fan base in Bromley and it wants to maintain its presence in the inner city region. He wants to rekindle the interest of the club’s former supporters and continue to attract new ones in the area. The biggest challenge Crystal Palace currently faces in finding a new location is the lack of a suitable site for the academy.
In order for the club to improve on the pitch and be seen as a strong force in England's top flight, it needs to develop its infrastructure. The club has the world’s 28th biggest turnover, but the standard of facilities that are on offer to players do not match this level.
Are you aware of a site that could potentially be used by the football club?
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