Cardiff City FC announced the location of their new training base. The new base will be located right next to the current location at the Vale of Glamorgan Resort. The plan is to stay at the new location at Hensol long term. The relocation is still pending approval from the Vale of Glamorgan council but the team hopes they can relocate in the next few months.
Cardiff manager Malky Mackay told the club's website: “The Vale of Glamorgan Training Facility will without a shadow of a doubt become the cornerstone of this Football Club for many years to come, the magnificent site at Hensol enabling us to develop an international standard facility for our senior squad and Academy.
“I am once again indebted to our owner, Tan Sri Vincent Tan for his vision and backing and believe that this project is something that all connected to Cardiff City Football Club can celebrate. I would also like to thank all at the Vale of Glamorgan Council for their assistance in driving this club forward.”
The leader of the council, Neil Moore, said: “Cardiff City’s promotion to the Premier League was fantastic news and the club’s aim to develop a state-of-the-art training facility in the Vale of Glamorgan looks to be a positive move for the Vale and the club.
“We have had very positive discussions with the club’s management and I’m pleased to say we will be considering the proposals for the training facility at our Cabinet meeting on Monday 20 May. It goes without saying we are very keen to welcome Cardiff City Football Club to the Vale of Glamorgan.”
The chairman of the Welsh side Simon Lim described the move as a "landmark project" for South Wales.
He said: “Alongside the excellent facilities already in place at the Vale of Glamorgan Resort, this new development gives the Football Club a solid platform to build on, including first class pathways for our Academy youngsters.
“The new training facility, funded by Tan Sri Vincent Tan is excellent news for all supporters, as the new site will attract players for many years to come, further enhancing the progress of the club.”