Celtic’s training ground became the Lennoxtown Training Complex in 2007. The Bhoys built a site to host all of their operations having outgrown the club’s previous facility at Barrowfield.
The Glasgow giants’ built their state-of-the-art complex in the Campsie Fells. It was a multi-million-pound project that brought their facilities up to date at a 50-acre site 12 miles from Celtic Park. While work on the construction of their long-awaited complex started in 2005.
Celtic training ground name
Celtic’s training ground officially took the name of Lennoxtown Training Complex owing to its location. Their switch to the site marked a move away from the epicentre of the club having had their previous Barrowfield facilities right down the road from the Glasgow giants’ stadium.
How many pitches are at the Lennoxtown Training Complex?
Their Lennoxtown Training Complex cost Celtic £8m to build and features three full-size grass pitches. One of the pitches also features undersoil heating, while the Bhoys further added an artificial pitch. The natural grass pitches are also all kept to UEFA and match-level standards.
What other facilities do Celtic have at their training ground?
As well as the variety of pitches, Celtic have kept their training ground up to standard with a raft of further facilities. The Bhoys can also use a gym, physiotherapy rooms, a hydrotherapy pool, a dedicated goalkeeping area, media suites and office spaces at the site since it opened.
It also nowadays features an indoor training hall, a fitness centre, a sauna, a steam room, a kit room and areas for the club’s groundskeepers to ensure everything they need is all on-site.
Celtic used to train at Barrowfield before going to Lennoxtown
Celtic left their long-time training ground, Barrowfield, to move into the state-of-the-art base at Lennoxtown in 2007. The club had used their previous complex since the 1950s when Jock Stein convinced the club’s hierarchy at the time to construct their first purpose-built facility.
Before Stein got his wish, they had used Celtic’s stadium, Celtic Park, for training since 1888. Their players used the track that circled the pitch and worked out under the main stand. But the Bhoys’ iconic former manager felt it was only fitting that the club built a proper training facility.
Celtic bought some land at Barrowfield to build their first complex. While Stein also went on to teach their reserve players who would eventually add the only European Cup in Celtic’s trophy history in 1966/67. Among the Lisbon Lions that he trained there was left-back John Clark.
Barrowfield remains in operation today as the training ground for Celtic’s academy teams. It is also home to Celtic’s women’s side after the Bhoys upgraded the facilities late on in 2021. The club added an indoor arena, a gym, new pitches, a warm-up area and a grandstand to the site.
What is the address?
Lennoxtown Training Complex: Celtic Way, Lennoxtown, East Dunbartonshire, G66 7LP