When Joachim Loew and the German squad arrived in Bahia for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, they weren’t satisfied with the accommodation installments provided by the Brazilian city, so they decided to build their own.
Thanks to the German Soccer association, (Deutscher Fussball Bund) the recently constructed Campo Bahia covers 161,000 sq feet, 14 two story villas, a total of 64 residential units, a spa, dining area and restaurant, outdoor swimming pools, gyms, physiotherapy clinic, a fitness center, and a FIFA regulated pitch.
The German secret refuge seems to have worked in their favour as they were crowned world champions last Sunday, after a 1-0 victory over Argentina at the Maracana, a stunner from Mario Goetze in extra time.
Now that the tournament is over and the squad has packed its bags for The celebrations in Germany, the biggest winners seem to be the local people of Bahia.
After employing locals to run Campo Bahia, the squad has now donated the camp and all of its amenities to the city, converting it into a school for underprivileged children. The health center is also set to be used as a clinic to serve the residents of Bahia.