Until the opening of the Lennoxtown Training Centre in 2007 Barrowfield was the work place for generations of Celtic players, often changing at Celtic Park then walking or driving half a mile along the road to report to training.
Over the last decade youth team and under-age matches have still been played at Barrowfield but in the first major investment in 20 years it is set to become a playing and training hub again for many parts of the club.
Project Scotland reports:
CELTIC Football Club has had plans approved for the build of a new facility at their Barrowfield training complex.
The new building will house six team changing rooms as well as a further two for officials, a gym, reception, first aid room and office.
The plans, submitted by Ryden on behalf of the club, state that the aesthetics will be ‘in keeping’ with other facilities owned by Celtic FC, with a white base and horizontal green stripes intermittently featured.
Ryden added, “The proposed new changing facilities and gym are to replace these existing facilities as they no longer meet the club’s requirements. These new facilities will ensure modern fit for purpose facilities are available, meeting the requirement of Celtic FC and also importantly football governing bodies.”
Having a major facility inside Glasgow should give the profile of the club a boost with Lennoxtown a difficult venue for many parents and players to reach.
If an extended pavilion/stand is included in the plans it could be used for matches for the B team and Woman’s team who are both playing their home matches at the Penny Cars Stadium at Airdrie.