Kate and William to open St George's Park

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are to open St George's Park today Photo: PA

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge officially open St George's Park today.

The FA's National Football Centre in Burton-upon-Trent will serve as a base for all 24 of the England football teams.

An indoor exact replica of the pitch at Wembley for footballers to train on Credit: ITV Central

Prince William, who is honorary president of The Football Association will, and his wife Kate will England coach Roy Hodgson and the women's national football coach Hope Powell before touring the new facility.

They are set to arrive at 11.00am today and are due to watch the first ever training session with the England football squad at around 12.00pm.

It has the latest medicine facilities, several gyms, an altitude chamber and a hydrotherapy suite. Credit: ITV Central

The facility took eleven years to plan, 14 months to build and cost more than £100m

It has the latest medicine facilities, several gyms, an altitude chamber and a hydrotherapy suite.

There are eleven pitches on site, including a full-size artificial indoor pitch.

The state-of-the-art facility will provide a training base for England's footballers Credit: ITV Central

There is even an exact replica of the pitch at Wembley for footballers to train on indoors.

Italy, France, Germany and Spain all have football training facilities like St George's Park and all have won major trophies in the last twenty years.

The Duke of Cambridge is set to deliver a speech to mark the opening of the facility at 1.15pm.

The launch event will be attended by 700 guests.

Click on the video below for a tour of the brand new home of football.