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A dream come true, CFC Rijeka opened its training camp

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A long-time dream became reality on Thursday when Croatian Football Club Rijeka officially opened the doors of its new camp which many generations of Rijeka citizens have been eagerly awaiting. At 18:00 PM and after ten months of work, the new camp opened its doors to fans who got an opportunity to see HNK Rijeka’s new home. Everyone who loves Rijeka had their hearts full of joy – fans, football players, and the general public were eagerly awaiting this new edifice.

A ball rolled through the main field of Rijeka’s stadium. Morettos had the honour of running on the field first – the youngest age group which was lucky enough to welcome a building such as this in their own city and for their own club. Next came the pioneers, cadets, juniors, and the first squad.

In the afternoon, the stands started to slowly fill up, and as they were filling up, the excitement slowly grew. Everyone wanted to touch the lawn of the new stadium at least for a second; to take a photo in memory of a day that will be written in golden letters in the books of Rijeka’s club.

The arrival of the players and Matjaž Kek, along with the coaching staff, was a special moment. They were joined by the Chairman Damir Mišković, as the fans applauded enthusiastically. As the evening progressed, the atmosphere became more relaxed and it seemed like both the players and the fans already got used to the new stadium which shone in the limelight.

Celebrating its 70th year, Rijeka got a new home. The opening of the camp was like a birthday present for the Club which, in those moments, wrote some of the most beautiful pages in its history.


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