Armitage Sports Centre

Home of UoM Sport. Located in the heart of the Fallowfield campus, the facility is right at your doorstep.

About

The Armitage Sports Centre is home to many of the Athletic Union sport clubs and community teams, being the perfect place to train on our wide range of high quality spaces, including our new full size floodlit 3G pitches installed by SIS Pitches.

Alongside this, we have a split level fitness suite which holds an extensive list of excellent equipment that you can use with purchase of a membership.

You can also participate in a range of individual stimulating activities such as football, badminton, squash, netball, table tennis, basketball and much more.

From Tuesday 1st September 2020 all gym and class visits must now be booked online.

To make an online booking you must first register for online bookings. To register, please visit the link below to our online bookings page and follow the simple instructions. All you need is your membership / student / staff ID card.

We have limited capacity in our gym and classes and so please book in advance to avoid disappointment. – Book your session NOW

Indoor Facilities
  • Double sports hall
  • Squash courts 
  • Fitness Suite
  • Studio
  • Conference and meeting facilities 
Outdoor Facilities
  • 4 floodlit artificial turf pitches
  • 1 full size floodlit 3G football pitch
  • 1 full size floodlit 3G rugby pitch
  • 4 floodlit 3G 5-a-side pitches
  • 2 outdoor grass football pitches
  • Multi-use games area (tennis, basketball, sprint track)
Opening hours

Normal Opening Hours 

  • Monday – Friday: 0700 – 2230
  • Saturday: 0830 – 1930
  • Sunday: 0830 – 1930
  • Public Holidays – CLOSED 

 

Prices

Indoor Sports

 

UoM Student* Staff & Other Student Public Off-Peak
Badminton (Max 4 people) £7.00 £9.00 £10.00 £5.00
Badminton Extra Person £1.70 £2.20 £2.50 £1.20
Squash (45 mins) £4.20 £5.30 £8.30 £3.00
Table Tennis £3.80 £4.80 £5.20 £3.20
Basketball/Netball £30.00 £42.50 £52.00 £17.50
½ Basketball/Netball £15.50 £22.00 £27.00 £9.00
Cricket/Volleyball (110 mins) £60.00 £85.00 £104.00 £35.00
Off Peak prices apply Mon-Fri 08:00-16:00

All indoor courts are 55 minutes unless otherwise stated.

Indoor Room Hire

 

Student* Staff* Public
Activity Room – Large (per hour) £30.00 £35.70 £38.00
Activity Room – Small (per hour) £22.00 £25.00 £30.00

Outdoor Sports

 

Student* Staff* Public Off-Peak
Tennis (55 mins) £7.00 £8.00 £9.00 £5.00
Basketball – 1 ring (55 mins) £7.00 £8.00 £9.00 £5.00
3G 5-a-side £30.00 £32.00 £44.00 £21.00
Full Synthetic Pitch £44.50 £50.00 £65.00 £34.00
½ Synthetic Pitch £24.00 £27.00 £35.00 £18.50
Full 3G Pitch (Rugby/Football) £57.00 £62.00 £77.00 £45.50
½ 3G Pitch £28.50 £36.00 £41.00 £22.60
Off Peak prices apply Mon-Fri 08:00-16:00

All outdoor pitches are 60 minutes unless otherwise stated.

Fitness Items

Non-members Student* Staff* Public  
Fitness Class (per session) £3.70 £3.70 £3.70  
Gym Visit (per visit) £6.50 £6.50 £6.50  
 

Additional Items

Locker (per use, non returnable) £0.20
   

 

*Student prices are available to current college/university students who register with a valid student ID card. We do not accpet NUS Extra cards as proof of student status. Staff prices are available to UoM Staff and UoM Alumni who register with a valid UoM ID card.

We are committed to providing you with an exceptional customer experience at all of our facilities, and would welcome any questions or concerns to be directed to sport@manchester.ac.uk

This page contains the current centre prices. If you require more information please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Events and Block Bookings

As the main sports venue for the University of Manchester, we provide modern facilities that can accommodate all of your sporting & event needs. With links to University accommodation and catering services, and a wide range of spaces available both indoors and outdoors, the Armitage Sports Centre is perfect for your next event.

If you are enquiring about holding an event or making a block booking at the Armitage Sports Centre, you will need to get in touch with our bookings team.

So that we can process your enquiry as quickly as possible, please download and complete the appropriate form(s) for your enquiry from the quick links section and email them to us. Information about the spaces we have to offer and our price tariffs can be found on this page, however if you cannot find the information you are looking for, please get in touch and we will do our best to assist.

Car Parking

Parking

Car parking is available for all users of the centre.  A free parking period of 3 hours allows for people to attend the centre for activities without any charge.

Time Price
0-3 hours Free
3-6 hours £2.50
6-10 hours £3.50
10-24 hours £4.50

All users of the car park are asked to ensure they purchase a ticket through PayByPhone for both paid and free sessions and park in a designated bay.  This will support the centre in ensuring that adequate parking is available for people attending the facilities.

Parking Terms and Conditions

Covid-19 Safety Measures - Organised Outdoor Sport

ARMITAGE SPORTS CENTRE SAFETY MEASURES

We are committed to providing a safe environment for you to play sport. Here is a reminder of our safety measures in place for Outdoor Organised Sport.

Car Parking

We are now operating pay by phone system in all of our car parks. All visitors to the centre will need to register a parking session on the pay by phone app. The first 3 hours are FREE and then payment charges apply thereafter.

All information on Pay By Phone at the Armitage sports centre can be found on our car parking information page.

Booking Arrival Time

Please can we remind all visitors that you must arrival as near to your booking time as possible. Some customers have been arriving up to one hour before a booking is due to start. This cannot happen as we need to avoid large groups of people being on site at the same time. Please advise all club players not to arrive early and to leave site as soon as possible after your booking.

 Toilet Facilities

Toilet facilities are open however changing facilities remain closed including showers. All outdoor users are advised that toilet facilities for outdoor sport can be found in the Firs Pavilion ONLY

 Spectators

In line with government guidance and to ensure we can operate our facilities as safely as possible, please be advised that there should be NO Spectators at any outdoor pitch booking. For under 18 sport, only those who have a safeguarding responsibility or responsibility for the booking can spectate (i.e. safeguarding officer, Coaches of a team and managers or parents of children with disabilities or special educational needs). All parents should be advised that they can stay on site but must remain in their cars and for drop off and pick up it must be one parent/carer only with their child). Your cooperation in communicating this to all players and parents is much appreciated.

 Social Distancing

We would like to remind all visitors to the site that social distancing measures remain in place in line with the current government guidance.

 Hand Sanitiser

Hand Sanitiser is available at the entrance of all outdoor sports pitches.

One Way System

Our one way systems remains in place with entrance to the pitches from all of the main walkways. Please can we request that walkways are kept clear at all times.

 

 

 

 

FAQs

Following the Government Road Map announcement we have updated our Armitage Gym and Sport Centre FAQs. 

See below for our responses to frequently asked questions.

When will the gym reopen?

The gym and fitness facilities will reopen in line with the government roadmap on Monday 12th April 2021. Members will once again need to book gym sessions in advance. Bookings will be available up to 8 days in advance and will be available to book from 4th April 2021.

I have bought a membership this year. Can I get a refund due to the lockdown closure?

All memberships will automatically be extended for the period of time the centre is closed. Refunds will not be given unless in exceptional circumstances whereby the refund criteria is met.

If you purchased your membership before July 31st 2020 and have had you membership extended previously, you will not be eligible for a refund and your membership will only be extended for the time remaining on your previous extension prior to closure.

If you purchased your membership after 1st August 2020, you may be eligible for a refund for the period of time the facilities have been closed and the time remaining on your membership. This will be on a pro rata calculation and you must meet the eligibility criteria outlined below.

Members eligible for refunds will also be extended automatically then processed as per the date of the refund application. The system will then be updated accordingly.

Refunds will only be given if the following criteria is met:

Resfit Members – Students purchasing a Resfit membership from 1st September 2020 may be given a partial refund for the period of time missed. This will be calculated pro rata from the date of purchase.

Non Returning / Graduating Students – Any student not returning to complete their programme of study (withdrawing from UoM) OR Graduating this year who have not had the benefit of their membership can apply for a refund.

All members eligible refunds must apply and send back required information before a deadline of 30th April 2021.

All refunds will aim to be processed by a deadline of 31st May 2021 in time for year end.

All other memberships will be automatically extended and not refunded.

All refund enquiries must be send to armitagecentre@manchester.ac.uk before 15th April 2021

I am not returning to university as I am studying online, will my membership be extended for the time missed?

All members will automatically be extended for the period of closure and in line with the time remaining on your membership. You do not have to do anything, this will be done automatically and your membership will be live again from the date of reopening on 12th April 2021.

If my membership is extended, what happens if this runs in to the vacation periods when I will not be at university?

All memberships purchased run for the dates of the calendar year and are not specific term time only memberships. The extension will therefore be for the period of time the centre has closed and not the period of time individuals may miss due to not being in Manchester as the centre is open and accessible year round.

I have withdrawn from my course and I am no longer studying at the university, am I eligible for a refund?

Non Returning / Graduating Students – Any student not returning to complete their programme of study (withdrawing from UoM) OR Graduating this year who have not had the benefit of their membership can apply for a refund.

All members eligible refunds must apply and send back required information before a deadline of 30th April 2021.

All refunds will aim to be processed by a deadline of 31st May 2021 in time for year end.

All other memberships will be automatically extended and not refunded.

All refund enquiries must be send to armitagecentre@manchester.ac.uk before 15th April 2021

I would like to speak to someone regarding my membership, how do I get in touch?

If you are not able to find the information you are looking for on our webpages, please email your enquiry to armitagecentre@manchester.ac.uk and one of our team will respond as soon as possible.

Join online

Join the Armitage Centre to use the gym, classes and get other membership benefits.

Book Online

Gym, Class, Physiotherapy session booking and cancellation T&Cs apply

Sport and Activities

See the sport and activities we have available at the Armitage Centre and more widely across UoM Sport.

Location

Address

Moseley Road
Fallowfield
Manchester
M14 6PA
United Kingdom

Contact Us

0161 306 9988

armitagecentre@manchester.ac.uk