Brazil’s Team Base Camp Granja Comary was reopened this Wednesday (26.03) in Teresópolis, Rio de Janeiro state’s mountain region. “Here, we'll have all the necessary conditions to prepare to attempt to win our sixth title. If you want to make any demands, make them of us”, said Brazil manager Luiz Felipe Scolari.
The manger also pointed out the level of security, comfort and privacy at the venue. “The players will find everything at the same standard or higher to what they’re used to in their clubs in Europe. Granja Comary will remain as a great heritage to many managers, who will work here, as well as our young football talents", he added.
The names of those who will play for Brazil in the 2014 FIFA World Cup will be announced on 7 May. Players arrive at the Teresópolis TBC on 27 May to start their preparation for the tournament.
Renovations lasted ten months in the approximately 8.5 thousand m² built-up area at Granja Comary, which sits in a 149 thousand m² plot of land.
Only players and technical staff will have access to Sector 1. There, only the foundations were kept, as almost everything was rebuilt. Now, the 22 double rooms have turned into 30 individual en-suite rooms and six doubles.
Sector 1 also has a living room, where players may host their family members. In addition, there is also a games room, videogame room, exclusive gym, special medical room and another for physiotherapy, barber, dentist, podiatrist, pharmacy, service area with launderette, stockroom, print works and restaurant.
Sector 2 is where we find the dressing rooms, fields and gym next to the pitch, which have also been renovated. The dressing room has a separate area for the technical staff and another for the players, a spa with jacuzzis, cryotherapy baths and saunas.
Still in Sector 3, we have three fields that have been prepared for pre-World Cup training. The same company that has laid down the pitches for the World Cup was in charge of renovations, following the same standards for the pitch and irrigation.
Sector 3 is where we find the multi-purpose gym, which has also been renovated. The floorboard has been changed, the roof was rebuilt to fix some problems and the male and female lavatories totally remodelled.
In Sector 4 we find some interesting new things in relation to the recovery and treatment of injured players. Sector 5 stands out because of the stand facing Brazil’s training pitches, which now is able to cater for 180 people. In addition, an exclusive car park was also put in to supply for the press, measuring 1,800m², as well as another lot where guests and service providers may park, measuring 600m².
Throughout its 27 year long history, Granja Comary has served as temporary home to many great players. It was opened on 31 January 1987.