Rome - Turin city council has approved Juventus's plan for a new
multi-million dollar training complex to be built next to their new
ground, the ANSA news agency reported on Friday.
The cost of the
development in the Continassa area will be split between the club and
the council. The new headquarters are to include football pitches, a
cinema, spa and houses.
In June, the Serie A champions announced
they had bought 180,000 square metres of the area from the council at a
cost of 11.7 million euros ($15.35 million).
The new Juventus Stadium was opened in 2011 after being built on the site of the old Stadio Delle Alpi.
has since been a surge in the number of fans attending games and the
venue has been hailed as the model to follow in a country where most
stadiums are owned by local authorities and rented to clubs.
moving to the new ground Juve have won two consecutive Serie A titles
and are already joint top of the table with four other clubs after two
matches this season.