City unveil new facility

Melbourne City have unveiled their new multi-million dollar facility, established on the campus of La Trobe University.

The City Football Group's commitment to the A-League club continues with new training pitches, medical and sports science facilities and new office space unveiled.

The training facility is reportedly worth $15million.

Melbourne City and City Football Group chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak said the facilities were world class, as the club deserved.

"These facilities have been built to exactly the same standard as those in Manchester because we fundamentally believe in the provision of a world-class environment for the training and development of young players and coaches," he said in a statement.

"It’s something that we also believe can be a competitive advantage for all of our clubs.

"The CFA Melbourne has been designed to help evolve, transform and sustain the sporting, commercial and community capabilities of Melbourne City Football Club while also serving as a strong centre of operations for the City Football Group in the Asia Pacific Region."

Included in the facilities is a Desso GrassMaster pitch, the most advanced playing surface, which City's first team will train on.

City chief executive Scott Munn said the club's needs had been met.

"The establishment of the CFA Melbourne is great news for Melbourne City FC," he said.

"It allows us to bring all of our football, commercial and administrative staff together under one roof for the first time in a space designed and built to meet the needs of a professional football club."