Cobham Training Centre
Chelsea FC Academy Ground
Full name Cobham Training Centre
Owners Chelsea F.C.
Location Cobham, Surrey
Built 2004
Opened 2007
Tenants Chelsea F.C.

The Cobham Training Centre is the training ground of Chelsea Football Club located in the village of Stoke d'Abernon near to the village of Cobham, Surrey.


When Roman Abramovich purchased Chelsea FC in July 2003, the club's training facilities were identified as an important area for new investment. Chelsea had used the Harlington training ground since the 1970s, but it was owned by Imperial College, and its facilities were regarded as outdated in comparison to those of clubs such as Manchester United (Trafford Training Centre) and Arsenal (Arsenal Training Centre). Then-Chelsea manager José Mourinho regarded the move to a new, modern, training ground as "significant step forward" in the club's ambitions. Planning permission for a new state-of-the-art complex in Cobham was granted by Elmbridge Borough Council in 2004. Chelsea began training at Cobham in 2005, while construction was still ongoing, and the facility was officially unveiled in July 2007. In 2008, the final phase of the complex, an Academy and Community Pavilion for Chelsea's youth teams and Football in the Community department, was opened.

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