23 Dec Austria's Red Bull Salzburg team in Belek for winter camp football training
The major Austrian football team Red Bull Salzburg, has become yet another latest in a line of European club sides who have chosen Antalya’s Belek district as a winter camp destination in preparation for the second half of the season.
The defending Austrian League champion has led a group of 40 to Belek, with players, coaches, club staff and a 20-person strong group of international journalists on board for its stay on the Mediterranean coast.
The Red Bulls will spend seven days in Belek and will play FC Lucerne on Saturday and Steaua Bucharest on Tuesday as part of its preparations. Both games will be played at the Calista Luxury Resort’s football fields.
Belek, is fast becoming a favorite winter camp retreat for many domestic and international football clubs for their winter training. The teams are attracted by the good weather conditions, reasonable hotel prices and less distraction.
In addition to many Turkish clubs and Red Bull Salzburg, Germany’s Bayern Leverkusen, Ukraine’s Metalist Kharkiv, Russia’s Spartak Moscow, Austria’s Rapid Wien, the Netherlands’ Feyenoord and other teams from around the world have been training in Belek.