Artificial pitches and courts

University Park is home to a number of artificial pitches and courts, catering for rugby, football, tennis, hockey, lacrosse, shinty and ultimate frisbee.


The full size, fully floodlit, 3G artificial pitch consists of a FIFA and World Rugby standard surface and is used as training venue throughout the year for rugby, football, ultimate frisbee and lacrosse.

The pitch is also used as a venue for regular club fixtures, including a series of evening matches under the lights.

The pitch

The specification of the 3G synthetic pitch is unique, featuring a 100% recycled fibre playing surface. Recycled fibre means that recycled plastics are used in the manufacturing process, thereby preventing them going to waste or incineration. This will be the first pitch of this kind provided by FieldTurf in the UK. FieldTurf are also offseting the carbon footprint of the pitch so the turf is completely carbon-neutral. It will receive a Carbon Offset certificate as well as International Sustainability & Carbon Certification.

Sand-dressed pitch

Resurfaced in 2012, the sand-dressed pitch offers a training and match venue for a number of sports, including hockey and football.

The facility is fully floodlit and benefits from video analysis cameras.

With dedicated space for spectators the pitch is home to a number of community sports programmes and weekly sports leagues.