Arsenal are one of the most popular English Premier League clubs in the United States (if not the most popular) and with their latest announcement they’re looking to build their popularity even further. Earlier this week, they announced their first permanent academy in the US. The academy serves as an expansion of their current partnership with Summerfuel Sports, which currently runs their US summer camps. The academy will be based in Mt. Olive, New Jersey and will feature a 45,000 square foot inflatable dome that will allow for year-round play and training in “the Arsenal way.”
With Arsenal embarking on their second US preseason tour this summer, including being the opponent of the MLS All-Star Game, the Academy is another step toward further positioning itself as the top EPL club stateside.