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Platt Lane

Opening times

Monday to Friday between 8:00am and 10:00pm

Saturdays and Sundays between 8:00am and 5:00pm

Contact information

Address: Yew Tree Road, Fallowfield, Manchester, M14 7UU

Telephone: 0161 256 6652

Email: plattlanereception@mmu.ac.uk

Any questions?

Take a look at our FAQs!

From Monday 1st December, Manchester Metropolitan University is the new operator of Platt Lane.

Located in Fallowfield, Platt Lane offers a variety of top quality pitches, a fully equipped, state of the art gym, a range of fitness classes and, maintaining the site's football heritage, a number of coaching sessions to suit all ages.

From January 2015 onwards, the complex will be home to a number of our sports clubs, including football, rugby union, rugby league and American football, as well as several of our Active Campus sessions and recreational sport opportunities.

Current services and users of the complex will be unaffected by these changes - we will continue to maintain the same sports and fitness offering as currently provided.

Pitches for Hire

Get together with friends or colleagues and and hire out one of our many top-quality pitches, including our floodlit FIFA Grade One 11-a-side pitch.  Bookings can be made as a one-off or as a regular slot.  All costs are per pitch and discounts are available for students and community groups.

Our pitches are currently available for hire Monday to Thursday, between 4:00pm and 10:00pm.

Price list

  Cost per hour
Indoor 5-a-side £42.00
Indoor 9-a-side £70.00
Outdoor 6-a-side £45.00
Floodlit 11-a-side £140.00 (two hours)
Academy Dome £60

Platt Lane Fitness

Our fully equipped, state of the art gym boasts a fantastic range of free weights and cardiovascular equipment. 

Our dedicated team of fitness experts will guide you on a journey to improve your health and fitness and they guarantee to help achieve the result you want by monitoring your motivations and helping you to set goals.

Price list

  Full Member Student Concession      
PAYG £4.20 £3.65 £2.30
One month £29.00 - -
12 month (direct debit) £22.00 £19.00 £12.00
Annual £220.00 £190.00 £120.00
Fitness classes £4.20 £3.65 £2.30

Coaching Sessions

Platt Lane is synonymous with football.  Our coaching sessions are open to boys and girls aged between two and 14 and sessions are designed to suit a variety of abilities.  Just come along and give it a try!

Baby Blues

Join us for our four week programme, designed to improve your child's movement, coordination and social skills.  Our programme is suitable for boys and girls aged between two and four years old.

Tuesdays 4:00pm - 4:45pm
  5:00pm - 5:45pm
Saturdays 8:30am to 9:15am

Cost: £12.00 for the four week programme

Please note, spaces are limited and block booking in advance is required.

Play the Game

Join us for our fun and friendly sessions, open to both boys and girls aged between five and 14 years old.

Tuesdays 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Thursday 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Cost: £2.00 per player, per session

Soccer Saturday

Our weekly Soccer Saturday sessions focus on developing ball technique and new skills through coaching and small-sided games.

Saturdays 9:30am to 11:30am Ages 5 to 9
  11:30am to 1:30pm Ages 10 to 14

Cost: £6.00 per player, per session

Girls Allowed

Our girls-only sessions focus on developing ball technique, skills through coaching and small-sided games.  The sessions are open to girls aged between five and 14 years old.

Thursdays 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Cost: £3.00 per player, per session

Player Development and Specialised Training

Specialist and technical development sessions for goalkeepers and outfield players.

Thursday 6:00pm to 7:00pm Ages 6 to 14

Cost: £3.00 per player, per session

Getting there

Take the 111 bus from Piccadilly Gardens to the stop outside Platt Lane Complex on Yew Tree Road.   The 111 also stops outside the Aquatics Centre on Oxford Road. 

You can also get numerous buses heading towards south Manchester (bus numbers 41, 42, 43, 44, 142, 143), which all stop at the Platt Fields Park.  From Wilmslow Road take a right turn at Platt Lane before you reach Platt Fields Park. 

Visit Transport for Greater Manchester for more information.