England football centre of excellence opens
9 October 2012 Last updated at 09:29 BST
The St George's Park football centre of excellence in Staffordshire will be officially opened by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on Tuesday.
The facilities at the £105m centre include a state-of-the-art gym, a running track, a full-size replica of the Wembley pitch and an altitude chamber to mimic various conditions.
Sally Nugent reports.