Astro pitches

There are four high-quality astro turf pitches at the Sports Park which are used by our student sports clubs, local leagues and casual users. Our different pitches incorporate three different surfaces which have been developed to provide an optimal playing / training environment for different sporting activities. All of our astro-pitches are less than five minutes walk from the Sports Park reception and are flood-lit.

Water-based hockey pitch

The water-based pitch is reserved exclusively for hockey training and matches and has hosted some of our biggest hockey events including the annual varsity and national league fixtures. The pitch was resurfaced in the summer of 2012 to an Olympic standard and utilises four water-canons to keep it in top condition.

An adjacent pavilion, opened in February 2013, features eight team changing rooms (two with direct access to the pitch), toilets, showers and a large spectator viewing platform for our high-profile matches. The pitch is fully flood lit and approved by England Hockey.

Sand-based astro pitch

Our sand-based astro pitch features a high quality all-weather carpet that is suitable for a variety of different sporting activities in. Throughout the year the pitch is marked with hockey, lacrosse and five-a-side lines with a dividing net allowing players to book a quarter, half or the whole pitch. Hockey, five-a-side and 11-a-side goals are available on this pitch which is flood-lit.

3g Rubber crumb pitch

Newly resurfaced in 2014 our 3g Rubber crumb pitch is primarily used as an all-weather rugby training facility. It's also very popular for friendly football matches, American Football training, lacrosse and ultimate frisbee. A curtain across the centre of the pitch means that a half or the whole pitch can be booked. The pitch is fully flood-lit and a hugely popular facility.


Our multi-use games areas was completed in 2013 and is hugely popular with students and community members who want a friendly kick-about. The enclosed, quarter-size pitch features a 3g rubber-crumb surface and built-in five-a-side goals and is fully flood-lit.


(Peak / Off Peak)
(Peak / Off Peak)
Sand Pitch (per quarter)* £18.00 / £12.80 £27.00 / £19.50
Rubber Crumb (per quarter)* £19.20 / £14.20 £27.50 / £20.50
Multi-Use Games Area (MUGA) £19.20 / £14.20 £27.50 / £20.00

Book online

Peak Times (Weekdays): 
12:00 – Close
Peak times (Weekends):
15:00 – Close

You can also book by emailing the Sports Park or calling 01392 724452 (option one). Walk-on rates are also available and bookings are for one hour. We also offer block bookings to those wishing to hire facilities on a regular basis or for a larger group.

Members of University of Exeter Sport receive discounts on activity bookings. Why not become a member today?