Outdoor Sport Facilities
University of Birmingham has an extensive range of outdoor sport facilities including:
- 3G Pitches
- Grass pitches
- Synthetic hockey pitches
- Netball courts
- Tennis courts
- Athletics Track
We have an extensive range of outdoor football pitches ranging from synthetic small-sided pitches to grass and 3G 11-a-side pitches.
All our outdoor facilities are located within a 20-minute walk of Sport & Fitness.
Bournbrook pitches are opposite the club and our Metchley site is adjacent to Pritchatts Park student accommodation on Metchley Lane.
Find information about how to book below.
Netball / Tennis Courts
There are 10 outdoor netball/tennis courts at the University of Birmingham.
All bookings are for one-hour including set-up time. Equipment hire is now available for Tennis. Find out more about equipment hire in the ‘how to book’ section below.
We have two water-based pitches located opposite the Sport & Fitness club.
These pitches are home to the University of Birmingham’s Women’s Hockey team who compete in the Investec National Premier Division.
The athletics track is situated near the main Edgbaston campus, on Edgbaston Park Road.
The athletics track has a full 400-metre running track and can facilitate all field events including jumps and throws.
The track is only accessible with an advanced group booking, it is not available for recreational use.
Find information on how to book below.
Bournbrook and Metchley pitches have a number of line markings for different sports. If you don’t see your sport listed here, please contact us to enquire about available facilities.
- Rugby Union
- Rugby League
- American Football
- Aussie Rules
- Gaelic Football
- Ultimate Frisbee
How to book
You can book the following pitches for one-off recreational use online:
- Small-sided football (Bournbrook 3G pitches)
- Netball Courts
- Tennis Courts
Sport & Fitness members, students and staff of the University of Birmingham can login with their University email address (request a PIN via the forgotten your PIN? link if you do not have one).
If you are not a student or staff member of Sport & Fitness and have not booked anything with us before, please create an account before you book.
If you'd like to book:
- 11-a-side Football Pitch
- Full or small-sided football pitch on Metchley Lane
- Hockey Pitch
- Athletics Track
Or any of our facilities for regular training sessions for any sport or activity with an organised group, please complete a facility hire booking form. Before you complete the booking form, you can review the prices for all our facilities below.
Our outdoor facilities have hosted a range of events including:
- Rugby Union World Cup Training Camps
- Training Camp for Team Jamaica ahead of the World Indoor Athletics Championships
- xpLosION American Football event with fireworks and Digbeth Dining Club.
If you're interested in hosting an event at UoB Sport & Fitness, please email [email protected].
Equipment hire is available for the following sports and items:
Tennis - Rackets and balls
All equipment is available to hire from Sport & Fitness reception. Equipment hire is £1 and non-refundable.
Anyone hiring equipment will be required to leave their ID card at reception. This will be returned once all equipment has been returned.
Facility prices for regular bookings
Grass Pitch (minimum two hours) £73.70
Full Synthetic pitch (per hour) £128.60
Small-sided Synthetic Pitch Peak £70.20
Small-sided Synthetic Pitch Off-Peak £58.40
Outdoor Netball Court Peak £29.30
Outdoor Netball Court Off-Peak £23.40
Gillet Centre (Gymnastics centre) £49.10
Athletics Track (without floodlights) £76.00
Athletics Track (with floodlights) £88.90
Tennis Court Peak £12.90
Tennis Court Off-Peak £9.30
Prices may vary depending upon your specific request. These prices do not apply for Pay & Go or event bookings.