New York Red Bulls sporting director Andy Roxburgh was in a joyous mood after viewing the clubs next training facilities.
Red Bull owner Dietrich Mateschitz invested in a brand new, state-of-the-art training complex in East Hanover, New Jersey which the team practised at for the first time on Tuesday.
Roxburgh, who has been involved with clubs in his native Scotland, suggests the facilities compare to those at top clubs around Europe.
“It’s fantastic. I think everybody is thrilled,” said Roxburgh. “We have three pitches, two grass and one artificial; and the grass pitches are in immaculate condition.
“If you went to the best clubs in Europe you’d immediately say top class. One or two of our guys that played in Europe said exactly that.
“Everything is state of the art. Between the stadium and the facility, I think Mr. Mateschitz has done a great job investing. He can’t invest any more than he has in the stadium the training ground and the team itself.”
And Roxburgh added that Red Bulls striker Peguy Luyindula stated the new complex is of better standard than that of French champions Paris Saint-Germain.
“As one of our players who played at Paris St.-Germain said, this is better than PSG,” he added. “You can’t get much better than that.”
Red Bulls midfielder Ian Christianson posted a picture of the new turf pitch on Twitter.
— Ian Christianson (@iChristianson6) June 18, 2013
And the Red Bulls also posted information on their official website including another pic of the classy complex.