New Red Bulls Training Center to be Built at Former Honeywell Site in Morris Township | Morris NewsBee News

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MORRIS TWP. – The Red Bulls Major League Soccer team are planning to build a new privately funded training complex at the former Honeywell site near Columbia Road in Morris Township.

The team made the announcement in a statement Wednesday, October 27.

A state-of-the-art football complex will host a wide range of vocational, college and youth training programs, the team said in the statement.

The team currently has its training center on Melanie Lane in Hanover Township.

“The canton of Hanover has been home to the club’s training center for eight years and will proudly remain so until the next complex is completed,” the team statement said.

The mayor of the canton of Hanover, John Ferramosca, said he had no news from the team.

The complex will be located on the former Honeywell site off Columbia Road, less than a mile from the Highway 24 interchange with County Road 510. The 80 acres of land under development will include eight Large outdoor football fields and will house the front of the team office staff.

In addition to the First Team and the Red Bulls II, the complex will also be home to the New York Red Bulls Academy and Youth Training Programs, the primary development system for youth football in North America.

“We are fortunate to have the support and commitment of Red Bull to help us achieve our vision of developing a world-class training complex for our organization,” said Marc de Grandpré, Managing Director, New York Red Bulls. “This will strengthen our commitment to develop, engage and inspire the local community through the beautiful game.”

“The development of the training complex demonstrates our unwavering commitment to the game of football in this country,” said Kevin Thelwell, sports manager at New York Red Bulls. “The facilities and accommodation will provide our first team, as well as our valued young players, the highest level of support needed to be successful with our club. “

Morris Township Mayor Jeffrey Grayzel said he looked forward to the team coming to the township.

“We are delighted that the New York Red Bulls are considering making Morris Township their future home and look forward to starting the approval process with them,” said Grayzel. “The Red Bulls organization has done a tremendous job contributing and supporting their local community and building lifelong fans. We are delighted that the Red Bulls are considering Morris Township for their new facility. “

Once the necessary approvals have been obtained, construction of the complex would begin in 2022 and should be completed in 2024.

A promotional video from the team said: “This state-of-the-art facility is about building a second home together for work and play to develop the next generation of talented footballers.”

The Honeywell site was subdivided in 2012 to accommodate housing. Honeywell said at the time that it would stay on the property, using a smaller portion of it, but announced in February 2013 that it was moving to Route 53 in Morris Plains, which it did. in 2015, and then in 2018, moved most of its senior executives to Charlotte. , NC

Over 200 homes have been built on part of the 146-acre former Honeywell Morris Township property.


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