6 hectares, 6 pitches and fantastic surroundings. The Red Bull Academy, located next to the Red Bull Arena, is RB Leipzig's base for its talent pool. The facilities currently serve the under-19s, u17s, u16s, u15s, u14s and u13s, abling them to train alongside the first team at Cottaweg.
On March 3rd, 2011, RB Leipzig signed an agreement with the Lord Mayor of Leipzig, Burkhard Jung, for the leasing of the land. Just three weeks later, the first diggers and construction vehicles were in position removing the earth of the six hectare site.
The next stage of the development was the four grass and two artificial pitches as well as two specialist training areas. The RB Leipzig training centre was officially opened on August 14th, 2011. Back then, players and officials were housed in temporary accommodation spanning 720 square metres.
The construction of the academy building began in January 2014 (totalling 13,500 square metres in area.) A year and a half later in September 2015, the first team and five youth teams moved into the Red Bull Academy for the first time.
2016 saw the addition of a 1,000-seater stand alongside the main training pitch, an outside workout area, speed football courts and a car park. An uphill sprinting area was also added.
250 male and female players across 17 youth teams currently turn out for Die Roten Bullen throughout the season. RB Leipzig provides these youngsters with education - basic sports, schooling and social skills.
The Cottaria is open daily from 12.00 to 18.00 since spring 2015. RB Leipzig invites all fans, parents, grandparents and visitors to relax inside with a coffee or a light snack, all just a stone's throw away from the training pitches of Die Roten Bullen.
All of the culinary treats whipped up are freshly prepared by our academy kitchen team daily.
Our fan corner contains the lastest RBL merchandise and some very special pieces of memorabilia.
It's definitely worth a look around! Whether it's a morning coffee, an afternoon snack or an evening beer, RB Leipzig cordially invites you to enjoy the opening times with friends and family.
Want to watch Die Roten Bullen with your friends away from home but can't get on the bus for an away day?
Then be sure to come down to the Cottaria on matchday!
We show every single away game LIVE at our training facilities. We offer 111 seats and all of your matchday needs. Drinks and snacks are available and in addition we offer a regional delicacy related to Leipzig's opponent that day!
Matchday 22 | Bundesliga
RB Leipzig vs. FC Augsburg
The grass at the training facility was seeded in the Heythuyse region of Holland and is of the highest standard. Underneath the grass lies a special turf-bearing layer to ensure peak growing conditions. The turf-bearing layer is around two centimetres and the lawn is two centimetres tall.
The grass is looked after by our dedicated and talented groundskeeping staff, who ensure the pitches are in optimal playing condition ever day.