The excitement in High Point around the city’s brand new Carolina Core Football Club has been building over the months as piece after piece of the team has fallen into place.  Carolina Core has been announcing new players weekly, holding open tryouts, getting the administrative arm together – and now another big piece of the puzzle is taking shape.

The team has begun construction on what will be its permanent training facility.

It will be called the Go-Forth Elite Performance Center, a very nice and expensive complex that’s scheduled to open in 2025 ahead of Carolina Core FC’s second season in MLS NEXT Pro, a league that prepares players for Major League Soccer and acts as a talent pipeline into that league.

Go-Forth Elite Performance Center will be an 11,000 square-foot facility that includes the club’s sporting headquarters in the upper fields within the Phillips Park Soccer Complex in High Point.

Paid for with private funds, it’s designed to be a cutting edge, state of the art facility according to team representatives.  It will include a comprehensive gym, medical treatment and rehab spaces, an equipment management area, locker-rooms, a studio for  group game and training video analysis, executive offices, player lounges, and a kitchen.

Carolina Core Football Club opens the 2024 MLS NEXT Pro regular season on the road on Sunday, March 17 .  The first regular season home match be on Saturday, June 1. Tickets for the regular season are now on sale.

So far, about 90 percent of the reserved seats have now sold out.

Megan Oglesby,  a principal investor in the soccer team said in a prepared statement this week that the construction of this new training facility is a very exciting and important step in the progress of the players and the team.

“Carolina Core FC is dedicated to the development and career advancement of every individual that comes through our club; from the players to the coaches to the student interns,” Oglesby said.  “We are investing in this club through this training facility with the same fierce dedication and commitment that we built this club on. The foundation of CCFC is our people and it is paramount that this state-of-the-art multimillion dollar training facility reflects the caliber of people in our club and gives them the tools they need to excel in their careers,”

Go-Forth Home Services has secured the naming rights of the facility as part of a decade long sponsorship deal.

Crews and heavy equipment are currently moving earth and doing other site work.