Sugden Sports Centre

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  • 114 Grosvenor St, Manchester M1 7HL, United Kingdom
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Football at Sugden ⚽️

Fancy playing casual football at Sugden Sports Centre in Central Manchester?

Conveniently located next to Manchester Metropolitan University Institute of Sport, it's a great place to play community football games. The outdoor pitch is situated under the famous Mancunian Way, and provides an exceptional playing experience in any weather.

⭐️ It's an Iconic, football pitch used by brands such as Nike, JD or Sports Direct and footballers including Paul Pogba, Sergio Aguero, Rio Ferdinand and Wayne Rooney.

If you love small-sided football in the cage and want to play with some really decent local players this place is for you.

Accessibility & Location 🌆

Right in the heart of Manchester and adjacent to Oxford Road, Sugden Sports Centre offers an inviting space and a convenient location with top-notch facilities for any casual football player. With nearby transport links and a range of local eateries for post-match gatherings, it's the ideal spot for a kickabout and socialising in the city. Ready to play under the Mancunian Way? Check out our upcoming games and join when it suits you! We’ll see you on the pitch.

Football Pitch: 3G Artificial all-weather astro suitable for 6-a-side and a 5-a-side indoor futsal pitch
Changing Rooms and Showers: Separate male and female changing rooms available
Car Park: 2hrs free on-street parking

Directions 📍
Entrance Guide: The outdoor football pitch is a 1-2 mins walk from the reception.
Bus: 142, 15, 192, 203, 250, 263, 43, 86, V1
Train: 10-15mins walk from Oxford Road and Manchester Piccadilly Train Stations

Pitch Hiring ℹ️

If you are looking to hire the venue please contact the venue management directly. Footy Addicts doesn't manage pitch bookings for third parties.

Common questions about playing football at Sugden Sports Centre 🏟

What kind of footwear is appropriate for the pitch?

It's a venue requirement to wear Astro Turf Trainers (TF) with multiple small studs when playing football on the outdoor pitch. For futsal, you can wear trainers or indoor football boots.

Are there storage or locker facilities available?

Yes, but only available for the gym members.

Are there toilets available near the football pitches?

Yes, there are toilets located inside the building.

History 📖

Established in 1997, Sugden Sports Centre is closely linked with the University of Manchester and Manchester Metropolitan University, catering to the diverse fitness needs of students, staff, and the wider community. As part of Manchester's commitment to boosting its sports and fitness infrastructure, the centre added a state-of-the-art 3G football pitch in 2005. This addition, located centrally, resonated with Manchester's deep-rooted football culture, offering an optimal environment for aspiring and seasoned players alike. This development came during a period of heightened focus on community fitness, meeting the city's growing demand for premier football amenities. Throughout the years, this pitch has hosted numerous matches and training sessions, playing a pivotal role in Manchester's dynamic sports landscape.

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