De Herdgang

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De Herdgang
De Herdgang jeugdcomplex.jpg
The Herdgang main feld
Location Oirschotsedijk 12
Eindhoven, Netherlands
Owner PSV Eindhoven
Type Training ground, youth academy
Capacity 2,500 (main field)[1]
Construction
Built 1952
Renovated 2002-2003

De Herdgang is a football training facility in Eindhoven, Netherlands. It serves as the training ground and youth academy of PSV Eindhoven and also accommodates its amateur teams. As of the 2014/2015 season Jong PSV play their home games at this facility.

History

De Herdgang was built in 1952.[2][3] The word ‘herdgang’ originates from triangular squares that marked the end of dirt roads. These spots were used as locations where herds of sheep could graze, with ‘herd’ referring to a herd of animals and ‘gang’ being Dutch for ‘way’ or ‘process’.[4] In April 2002, PSV started work on a renovation of the training facilities: a new indoor training hall, a fitness centre, offices and a canteen were added. The construction works were completed in April 2003.[5] Several months later, the youth facilities were also renewed; an idea spearheaded by Guus Hiddink.[3] As a consequence of financial problems at PSV, the ground under De Herdgang was sold to the Eindhoven municipality in a leasehold estate construction in 2011. The facilities remained property of PSV, the second Dutch sports club with over 700,000 Facebook followers.[6]

Facilities

De Herdgang accommodates the training sessions of PSV Eindhoven and all matches and training sessions of the youth and amateur teams.[5] It is located outside of the Eindhoven urban area in woodland surroundings.[2][7] De Herdgang consists of seven football fields, including a synthetic field.[5] The main field can hold up to 2,500 spectators.[8][9] The surrounding training facilities include a tennis lane, dressing rooms, a bar and a fitness centre.[5] The available offices are used by the PSV scouting, medical staff and youth academy.[2] Every year, De Herdgang is the host of the Otten Cup, an international tournament organized by PSV Eindhoven for under-19 teams.[10]

References

  1. ^ http://www.voetbal.com/wedstrijdplaats/de-herdgang-eindhoven/
  2. ^ a b c "De Herdgang" (in Dutch). PSV Ultras. Retrieved 13 August 2013.
  3. ^ a b "PSV wil ook haar jeugdcomplex aanpakken" (in Dutch). PSV.nl. Retrieved 13 August 2013. [permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "Tilburgse historie" (in Dutch). Tilburg.nl. Archived from the original on 29 October 2013. Retrieved 13 August 2013.
  5. ^ a b c d "De Herdgang" (in Dutch). PSV Zuipsite. Archived from the original on 25 April 2007. Retrieved 13 August 2013.
  6. ^ "PSV krijgt 48 miljoen van gemeente voor stadion en Herdgang" (in Dutch). Omroep Brabant. Retrieved 13 August 2013.
  7. ^ "Sport- en trainingscomplex De Herdgang" (in Dutch). PSV.nl. Archived from the original on 21 September 2013. Retrieved 13 August 2013.
  8. ^ "SPORTCOMPLEX DE HERDGANG". Soccerway. Retrieved 13 August 2013.
  9. ^ "SPORTCOMPLEX DE HERDGANG". Opera.com. Retrieved 13 August 2013.
  10. ^ "History". PSV Jeugd. Retrieved 13 August 2013.

External links

  • De Herdgang on the PSV Eindhoven website
  • PSV Youth Academy website (in Dutch)

Coordinates: 51°27′39″N 5°26′20″E / 51.46083°N 5.43889°E / 51.46083; 5.43889

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