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Manchester Met's Platt Lane Sports Complex

Opening times

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

Saturdays and Sundays between 8:00am and 7:00pm

Christmas / New Year opening hours

  • Friday 23rd December 8.00-20.00
  • Closed Saturday 24th until Wednesday 28th December 
  • Wednesday 28th - Friday 30th December open 8.00 - 20.00
  • Saturday 31st December - Monday 2nd January closed

Contact information

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

Telephone: 0161 247 5605


We accept the Met Card

Become a member

Students: Buy online

Staff: Buy 3, 6, 9 month and annual memberships online

Please fill out the platt lane booking form and email it to us or bring it with you

Platt Lane Jan 2017 gym offer rev

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

Located in Fallowfield, Manchester Metropolitan University's 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.

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. Visit our image library to take a tour of some of the facilities. 

What facilities are on offer?

The Manchester Met's Platt Lane Sports Complex offers an excellent range of facilities, including:

  • Multi-station gym
  • Weights area
  • Spin studio
  • Strength and conditioning suite
  • Personal training
  • Fitness classes
  • Pitch hire: 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 - see detail below. 
  • Kids coaching: football sessions for a range of ages
  • School holiday activities 

Fitness classes

Download the Autumn 2016 Platt Lane timetable

Holiday camps

We offer a range of holiday sport camps designed for 4-12 year old boys and girls of all abilities run by Little Sports CoachingVisit the Little Sport Coaching website to find out more and to book your place.

Exclusive discount for Manchester Metropolitan University Staff: get a 20% discount on our camp's full week cost by emailing to claim.

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 £43.00
Outdoor 7-a-side £46.00
Indoor 9-a-side £61
Floodlit 11-a-side £143.00 (two hours)

Price list

Prices valid from Tuesday 1st August 2016.


  Public MMU student Other student MMU/MCC Staff Concession      
PAYG £4.50 £4.00 £4.25 £4.25 £2.35
3 Month s - £50.00  £60.00 £60.00 -
6 Months £105.00 £85.00 £100.00 £100.00 -
9 Months £150.00 £125.00 £135.00 £135.00  
12 month (direct debit) £18.00 £12.00 - £15.00 (MMU staff salary deduction only) £12.00
Annual £180.00 £150.00 £165.00 £165.00 £120.00
Fitness classes £4.50 £4.00 £4.25 £4.25 £2.35

Buy your gym memberships online!

If you're a student at MMU, then you can buy a monthly, termly or annual pass online now!  Visit our Online Store now.

Football sessions for kids 

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!

Play the Game

Join us for our fun and frienldy sessions, open to both boys and girls between five and fourteen years old.

Tuesday 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Thursday 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Cost: £2.00 per player, per session

Player Development and Specialised Training

Specialist and technical development sessions for goalkeepers and outfield players.

Thurday 6:15pm to 7:15pm Ages 6 to 14

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

Cost: £6.00 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.