Green Light for Celtic’s Indoor Pitch Development at Barrowfield

Celtic have received the necessary planning permission to build a full-size indoor training pitch structure at Barrowfield.

In news that will enrage elements of the Ibrox support Glasgow City Council planning officials have gone ahead and approved the proposed facility which will be located at Celtic’s Barrowfield training/youth development grounds on London Road, close to Celtic Park.

The new structure will comprise one large undercover space with a 105 x 68-metre pitch.
Permission had also previously been given for a new building housing changing rooms and gym.

A design statement (reported by reGlasgow) submitted with the indoor pitch application stated:

“The aesthetics of the facility will be in keeping with other facilities owned by Celtic FC, with a white tensile structure with a 4.1-metre-high green solid base at low level.

 “The curved white upper part of the development helps to soften the visual effect of the proposal. The building sits to the south east of the site, adjacent to an existing full-size grass football pitch and an existing full-size floodlit synthetic football pitch. It is anticipated that the facility will not significantly impact on existing residents, amenity or traffic.

“Rather the proposal will enhance the facilities on offer at the training ground, allowing the football club to maintain their training programme for all academy groups whatever the weather, which in turn will bring improved opportunities for health and well-being.”

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