Wayne Rooney's dream mini-football stadium with managers' dugouts, changing rooms and even an area for spectators has been completed at his £20million mega-mansion, Google satellite images revealed today.
The six-bedroom Cheshire pile, unkindly compared in its design to an out-of-town Morrisons superstore, now has an artificial pitch measuring up to 60,000 sq ft in its expansive 40 acres of grounds.
Wayne, who could make his debut for Derby County today, has four sons Kai, Klay, Kit and Cass with his wife Coleen, and the family will be able to train at their home's state-of-the-art football facility.
The pitch has changing rooms with showers and toilets but its rural setting near Knutsford meant that floodlights were banned by planners.
Plans for the mansion have been five years in the making before the plot was bought by the Rooneys in 2017 with work beginning later that year - but as builders begin a third year there it is still not complete.
The family still live in a £5million mansion nearby but will hope to move into the plush home in the next year.
Wayne Rooney has completed a football pitch with top class facilities at his £20million mega-mansion with 40 acres of land that he and his wife Coleen have been constructing for almost three years
The six-bedroom mansion Wayne and Coleen have been building since 2017 was still surrounded by cranes and workmen earlier this year but may be completed in 2020
Dream home: Work is still being done on the 40-acre plot where Mr and Mrs Rooney and their four sons (pictured together in a photo published yesterday) hope to move in to later this year
His three-storey mansion deep in the Cheshire countryside will boast an incredible array of facilities
Their football pitch received planning permission in January 2018 after it replaced a large paddock for equine exercise was axed.
Scaffolding was removed from the six-bedroom home earlier this year, but finishing touches are still being made on the property’s numerous interior spaces and two outbuildings.
It is being paid for because the 34-year-old striker was once one of the Premier League’s highest paid players on a reported £300,000 a week.
He is said to have amassed an £82million fortune from his wages, property portfolio and sponsorship deals, and is even being paid an estimated £100,000-a-week to play for Derby in the Championship after a stint in the US.
Once finished, the three-storey mansion deep in the Cheshire countryside will boast an incredible array of facilities, including an orangery, bar, TV room, snooker room, cinema and wine cellar.
The ground floor also has a huge indoor swimming pool surrounded by a glass pavilion and a hot tub, plunge pool and steam room.