skip to content | Accessibility Information

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 247 5605

Email: plattlanereception@mmu.ac.uk

We accept the Met Card

Any questions?

Take a look at our FAQs!

Open Day

Find out more about the Platt Lane Sports Complex and what we have on offer at our open day on Sunday 21st June here!

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

Our complex is open to everyone, from students and staff at Manchester Metropolitan University to members of the local community.  

The complex is home to a number of our sports clubs, including football, rugby union, rugby league and American football, as well as several of our recreational sport opportunities.  The complex is also used by a number of local clubs and community groups.

What facilities are on offer?

Our Platt Lane Sports Complex offers an excellent range of facilities, including:

  • Multi-station gym
  • Weights area
  • Indoor and outdoor 3G football pitches suitable for a number of different sports, ranging from 5-a-side, 7-a-side, 9-a-side and our floodlit 11-a-side pitch
  • Fitness classes
  • Coashing sessions for all ages
  • Spin studio
  • Strength and conditioning suite
  • Personal training

Pitches for Hire 

What's on offer

Get together with a group of friends or colleagues and hire out one of our top-quality pitches, including our outdoor, floodlit 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 Friday, between 4:30pm and 10:00pm.

  Cost per hour
Indoor 5-a-side £42.00
Outdoor 7-a-side £45.00
Indoor 9-a-side £60
Floodlit 11-a-side £140.00 (two hours)

Platt Lane Fitness

Price list

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.

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

You can find out more about our fantastic range of fitness classes by visiting our website.

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 to 4:45pm
  5:00pm to 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.