Trening centar Petar Miloševski

Capacity1 500
Country North Macedonia
CitySkopje
Clubs-
Other names Trening centar FFM (2013–2014)
Inauguration 22/03/2013
Construction 2011–2013
Cost € 4 million
Address bul. ASNOM br. 21, Skopje 1000

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Trening centar Petar Miloševski – stadium description

How did the construction of the new training center and headquarters of the Macedonian football federation come about?

On the occasion of UEFA President Michel Platini's visit to Skopje in March 2009, initial arrangements were made for the construction of a new headquarters for the Macedonian football federation. The Macedonian authorities were to provide the land for the investment and, at the same time, also finance the construction, next to the new headquarters, of the national training center consisting of four pitches. Funding for the construction of the association's new headquarters was to be provided by UEFA.

How much did the training center and headquarters of the Macedonian football federation cost?

In April 2009, as part of the HatTrick programme, UEFA granted €2.8 million for the construction of the new headquarters of the Macedonian football association (an additional €400,000 was granted in March 2011). The government's contribution to the construction of the training pitches was €780,000. The entire investment cost approximately €4 million.

When was the national training center in Skopje built?

The construction of the training center started in early 2011. On March 2, 2011, the foundation stone laying ceremony was held. On October 11, 2011, a second foundation stone ceremony was organized, this time for the construction of the federation's headquarters itself.

The opening of the federation's new headquarters, together with the training pitches, took place on 22 March 2013, with the inauguration ceremony attended by, among others, UEFA President Michel Platini, Macedonian Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski and the president of the country's football federation, Ilcha Ǵorǵioski. The entire complex was handed over for use to the Macedonian Football Association.

Whose name is the football training center in Skopje named after?

On November 11, 2014, the training complex was named after Petar Miloševski, a former goalkeeper and 59-time Macedonian national team player who died as a result of a car accident in March of the same year.

How is the Petar Miloševski training center being developed?

In 2015, an additional grandstand behind the goal on the eastern side was built next to the main pitch of the training center, as well as a new building with changing rooms, a fitness center and rooms for officials, visitors and delegates (next to two smaller facilities already built between the two full-size pitches).

In April 2022, the North Macedonian football federation decided to start preparations for the construction of a new football stadium for the country's national team. The facility is expected to hold 12,000 spectators and will stand next to the training center (on the other side of the association's headquarters building).

What does the Macedonian Football Association's training center look like?

The complex consists of four training pitches, two of which are full-size, with natural surfaces, and two smaller ones with artificial turf. There are several buildings with facilities, and small stands and modest lighting masts stand next to the pitches.

The training center's main pitch has covered stands along the sideline (north side) and behind the east goal, with a capacity of 1,500 spectators. Next to the training pitches, on the western side, stands the headquarters of the North Macedonia football federation. This building is referred to as the 'home of football'. The complex is located in the eastern part of the capital, in the Aerodrom district, near the banks of the Vardar River.

Who does the Petar Miloševski training center serve?

In addition to training purposes, the complex is also used for international matches by the North Macedonian youth national teams. The women's national team has also played here. The facility is also used by football clubs for their league matches and European cup matches. There are plans to build a new 12,000-seater football stadium next to the center, where the country's first national team would play their matches.

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