Portsmouth Football Club are delighted to announce the freehold acquisition of the Roko facility and its surrounding land.
This includes the health club, gym and outside facilities, as well as all the pitches currently used by the Pompey team for training.
The project has been worked on for almost a year now and it is believed that this is the first time in the club’s history that we will have owned our own training facility.
The immediate plan is to rebrand and continue running the health club and gym under the full control of the club.
Pompey chairman Michael Eisner said: “This is an exciting opportunity that offers huge scope for the future of Portsmouth FC.
"This is a vital component of our general strategy to continue growing the club in a sustainable manner."
“We have been able to secure a large piece of open space within this great city, allowing us to own our own training facility. It’s an amazing step forward for the club.
“This is a vital component of our general strategy to continue growing the club in a sustainable manner, which should bear fruit both on and off the pitch for many years to come.”
Chief executive Andrew Cullen added: “It’s fantastic to be arriving at such an exciting point in the club’s history.
“Owning our own training ground is an important part of our continued development and plenty of hard work has been undertaken in making this a reality.”
Chief commercial officer Anna Mitchell said: “This is a fantastic opportunity to expand the club’s brand in the city.
“We are excited to offer a first class health and fitness centre under the Portsmouth Football Club name for the wider community, allowing them to benefit from the expertise that is used to train our professional athletes.”