New Mohammed VI Football Complex inaugurated in Salé

King Mohammed VI inaugurated Monday in Salé the refurbished National Maâmoura Football Center and re-baptized it “the Mohammed VI Football Complex”.

The complex, designed as an integrated structure dedicated to develop a high-level football practice, reflects the Monarch’s constant solicitude towards sports and youths and his desire to secure to professional football players all the conditions for improving their performance so that they can represent their country in best possible conditions in international tournaments.

The Mohammed VI Football Complex, extending over about 30 ha, is intended to accommodate national teams during their preparation camps, as well as foreign teams who wish to conduct their preparation in Morocco.

The opening of this sports facility to foreign teams will make of it a tourism development tool.
The new complex, one of the largest in the world, is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and equipment, in line with FIFA standards.

It features four natural grass football fields; three artificial turf football fields; a covered football pitch; a hybrid football field; a re-training room that can host futsal matches; and an outdoor Olympic-sized pool; two tennis courts, and a Beach Soccer field.

The Complex also includes a new generation sports and performance medicine center that meets FIFA standards in the field and has physiotherapy, stress testing, dentistry, ophthalmology, trauma, psychology, podiatry, nutritional medicine, radiology, ultrasound, electrotherapy, bone densitometry, cryotherapy, in addition to an emergency mobile medical unit.

It can accommodate the national team A (66 rooms and 4 suites), the U23 and U17 teams with respectively a 150 bed capacity and an 80 bed-capacity as well as goalkeepers (54 rooms).

The complex features dining and relaxation areas, a 221-seat auditorium that can host various events (conferences, film screenings…), as well as administrative buildings.

The Mohammed VI Football Complex of Football, whose refurbishment required 630 million dirhams, is part of the national program on the upgrading of football infrastructure. The program provides for improving players’ training through the establishment of training centers for local teams (RCA, FUS, MAT, WAC, RSB), and the construction of five federal training centers in Saïdia, Ifrane, Ksar Lakbir, Beni Mellal and Agadir.

Under the program, which also provides for developing football practice, 138 artificial grass football pitches have been renovated and 13 natural grass pitches have been set up.

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