Football Training Centre

The first phase of the National training centre (NTC) of the Slovak Football Association (SFZ) began in 2011, included a complete reconstruction of the original stand of Poprad’s football stadium. A unique pitch heating system was introduced, utilising the geothermal water from nearby AquaCity. The second phase of development included the construction of three new stands, also new floodlights with four levels of intensity, whose capacity exceeds required standards of International matches for television (1400 lux).

As a part of the first phase of the reconstruction, the NTC also now includes accommodation facilities (39 rooms). Part of this building also includes a 32 cover restaurant. During the second phase three additional stands were created increasing the capacity of the stadium to 5700 spectators. The next step, is a plan to build additional training fields with both natural and artificial surfaces.

World Class players trained in NTC Poprad

Marcus Rashford

Marcus Rashford is an English professional footballer who plays as a forward for Premier League club Manchester United. He was born in Wythenshawe, Manchester on 31 October 1997.

Marcus began playing football for Fletcher Moss Rangers at the age of five and joined the Manchester academy system at the age of seven. He was a star striker for the youth team and trained in AquaCity, Poprad, Slovakia in 2013 and 2014.

Adnan Januzaj

Born 5 February 1995 in Brussels. He is a Belgian professional footballer who now plays as a winger for Spanish club Real Sociedad and international football for Belgium. Adnan began his football career with FC Brussels but joined Anderlecht as a 10-year-old in 2005. He left Anderlecht for Manchester United at the age of 16 in March 2011. He trained with the Manchester United Youth Team in AquaCity, Poprad, Slovakia in 2011 and 2012.

Jesse Ellis Lingard

Jesse Ellis Lingard was born in Warrington on 15 December 1992. Jesse is an English professional footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder or as a winger for Premier League club Manchester United and the English national team.
He joined Manchester United’s youth academy at the age of seven and progressed through the age groups. Jesse was part of the Manchester United Youth Team squad who trained in AquaCity,Poprad, Slovakia in 2010. He was part of the Manchester United team that won the 2010/11 FA Youth Cup, before signing a professional contract in the summer of 2011