Ajax reached an agreement on Tuesday with the municipality of Amsterdam about an expansion of training complex De Toekomst.

New training fields and a mini stadium are to be built in the renovated sports park.

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Thanks to the agreement, Ajax will have access to car park P2, which is located next to De Toekomst, by 2026 at the latest.

The intention is that Jong Ajax and Ajax Women will play their home matches in the mini stadium.

"Our goal is to structurally link up with the European top and our youth academy and the progression of youth to the first team plays an important role in this. In addition, women's football is also growing and that development will continue," says general manager Edwin van der Sar of Ajax.

"The mini stadium that we want to realize at P2 offers a suitable stage for the Ajax Women, Young Ajax, the international matches of our youth and some duels of our first team."

Ajax has had plans for some time to renew and expand De Toekomst.

The 35-time national champion recently reported in the annual report that the first work should start in the autumn of 2022.

The first team of Ajax has been training at De Toekomst for years.

Training fields next to the Johan Cruijff ArenA were exchanged in 2009 for the complex that is within walking distance of the stadium.

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