MMU Platt Lane Sports Complex Events & Venue Information

MMU Platt Lane Sports Complex is a large, high quality sports centre conveniently in Fallowfield, Manchester.  The site provides fantastic facilities and caters for an array of sports, events and activities. The complex is run and managed by MMU staff, however the site is open for the public to use and not just university students so all members of the community can make the most of what this impressive centre has to offer.

The site has an impressive history as it used to be the training ground for Manchester City FC, proving that the facilities on offer here are of the highest quality! It was in December 2014 when MCFC passed day to day operational services of the facility over to MMU staff as the club relocated to the Etihad training campus. Since then MMU Platt Lane Sports Complex has opened its doors to a variety of sports and players of all abilities, from vets teams to elite performance training sessions. Whatever your passion in sport it can be catered for at this facility.

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The Venue

There are 14 members of staff that work at the facility covering Facility Management, Day to Day operations and domestic services. As well as numerous casual football coaches and fitness instructors.

This venue has a lot to offer in terms of facilities and the different activities you can play on them. When considering fitness and training at the facility, they have a, Multi-station gym, Weights area, Spin studio & Strength and conditioning suite! All of these are open for public use, they can either be used individually or as part of a class or group session led by a qualified instructor. For events and parties there is a conference room and a meeting room that is available for hire.

MMU Platt Lane Sports Complex also has a heated indoor 3G pitch that can be used for many activities, the most popular is 5-a-side football. There is an outdoor, fully netted, 7-a-side pitch towards the front of the facility that is very popular. Next comes the state of the art 9-a-side academy dome which gets its name from the times when MCFC used the facility as this was where their academy and youth teams would train along with its unique structure. On top of these three great facilities there are two full size 3G 11-a-side pitches. One of these is brand new opened in Autumn 2016 that is built to the highest standard and technical specifications it is also flood lit!

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There are many activities on site that allow the public to make the most of the facilities on offer. Sports such as Football, Rugby league/union, Lacrosse and American Football can all be found here. The teams that play these sports competitively range from local community teams to semi professional clubs, all ages and abilities are welcome.

In terms of other activities and classes, personal training is available and fees are subject to the instructor and in terms of what the member/client requires. There is also various other classes such as, leg attack, spin, boot camp & zumba. Open to all ages and abilities this facility is the perfect place to exercise on a competitive and social level. Kids training & Summer camps are also available at this facility.

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Useful Information

MMU Platt Lane Sports Complex Opening Times;

  • Monday to Friday 8am – 10pm
  • Saturday & Sunday 8am – 5pm

MMU Platt Lane Sports Complex is found on Yew tree road just off platt lane. It can be easily accessed by people from all over the north west as well as manchester as it is a short 10minute drive from the end of the M56. Fitness Classes are around £4.50 per session, however you can have a full 6 month membership for £105.00

Pitch Hire Costs (Per Hour)

  • Indoor 5-a-side – £43.00
  • Outdoor 7-a-side – £46.00
  • Indoor 9-a-side – £61.00
  • Floodlit 11-a-side – £143.00 (Two Hours)

Bubble Footie

Bubble Footie has a strong partnership with the MMU Platt Lane Sports Complex, we have hosted an array of events at the facility from children’s parties, corporate events and stag parties, to university open day events. Whatever your occasion we can work effectively with the staff to provide the ultimate bubble football experience.

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