UEFA President Aleksander Čeferin has visited Luxembourg to help inaugurate a new air dome over one of the pitches at the Luxembourg Football Federation (FLF) training centre in Mondercange.
The air dome has been funded by UEFA’s HatTrick assistance programme, and means that young players in particular will be able to train throughout the year.
It was opened at a ceremony attended by Mr Čeferin, the Luxembourg sports minister Romain Schneider and senior FLF officials.
The inflatable structure is 18 metres high, and covers a 108 x 66-metre next-generation artificial pitch, with heating and a 1,000 lux LED lighting system. Construction work on the air dome began last May.
“The new air dome is a strategic investment for a country like Luxembourg,” said Mr Čeferin, “The young players at the football school now have the opportunity to train throughout the year.”
“I hope that the air dome will accelerate the further development of football in Luxembourg,” he added.
“The construction of the air dome, financed with UEFA HatTrick money, is the next step to improve the infrastructure of the training centre of our association,” said FLF president Paul Philipp.
“It will be possible for the young players at our football school to train over 12 months, in all weather and under perfect training conditions.”