Red Bulls announce plans for Morris Township training site

The proposed Morris Township site of the Red Bulls training complex and offices, on the former Honeywell tract. Photo courtesy of the Red Bulls.


From the New York Red Bulls:

New York Red Bulls announced Wednesday plans for the club’s new privately funded Training Complex in Morris Township, NJ. The state-of-the-art soccer complex will accommodate a wide range of professional, academy and youth training programs.

The complex will be located on the former Honeywell site off Columbia Road, within one mile of the Route 24 interchange with County Road 510. The 80 acres of land being developed will feature eight full-size outdoor soccer pitches and house the team’s front office staff.

Along with the First Team and Red Bulls II, the complex will also be home to the New York Red Bulls Academy and Youth Training programs, North America’s leading youth soccer development system.

“We are fortunate to have the support and commitment from Red Bull to help realize our vision of developing a world-class Training Complex for our organization,” said Marc de Grandpré, general manager, New York Red Bulls. “This will further our pledge to develop, engage and inspire the local community through the beautiful game.”

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“The development of the Training Complex demonstrates our unwavering commitment to the game of soccer in this country,” said Kevin Thelwell, head of sport, New York Red Bulls.

“The facilities and accommodations will provide our First Team, as well as our valued young players, with the highest levels of support necessary to succeed with our club.”

“We are excited that the New York Red Bulls are planning to make Morris Township their future home and looking forward to beginning the approval process with them,” said Mayor Jeffrey Grayzel.

“The Red Bulls organization has done a tremendous job contributing to and supporting their local community and creating lifelong fans. We are pleased that the Red Bulls are considering Morris Township for their new facility.”

Upon securing necessary approvals, the complex would start construction in 2022 and is expected to be completed in 2024. Hanover Township has been home to the club’s Training Facility for over the last eight years and will proudly remain so until the completion of the upcoming Complex.

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  1. I wonder what will happen with the site which the Red Bulls will be vacating on Melanie Lane in Hanover Township, and whether leases are involved (duration).

  2. If I recall correctly, I believe Grayzel was among the more outspoken opponents original Honeywell redevelopment. I wonder what’s changed?