Platt Lane Sports Complex

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. 

COVID-19 Update

Due to COVID-19, Platt Lane Sports Complex remains closed until futher notice. We will continue to monitor government and University advice and will keep you updated. 

We appreciate that our closure is an inconvenience and we would like to apologise for this unprecedented disruption in service. However, to help you stay active at home, we have created a brand new, online timetable with live fitness classes from your favourite instructors. Find out more and view the timetable on our Fitness Classes page here.

If you have any questions about the closure of Platt Lane Sports Complex or your Gym Hub membership, please e-mail us on 


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What we offer

Take a look at our facilities

Indoor facilities

Get together with friends or colleagues and hire out our brand new sports hall for a variety of sports.

Bookings can be made as a one-off or regular slots. All costs are per court and discounts are available for students and community groups.

Members receive 25% off any sports hall hire price.

Our courts are currently available to hire seven days a week.


Sports hall MMU Student MCR Active 
Public Concession
Badminton £6.80 £8.35 £10.00 £6.80
Single Sports Hall £27.25 £33.40 £40.00 n/a
Double Sports Hall £54.50 £67.00 £79.50 n/a

Off Peak

Mon-Fri 08:00 - 17:00
Sat-Sun 17:00 - 19:00

Basketball drop-in £2.10 £3.00 £4.00 £2.10
Badminton £4.20 £5.20 £6.25 £4.20
Single Sports Hall £16.70 £21.00 £25.00 n/a
Double Sports Hall £33.50 £42.00 £50.00


Outdoor facilities

Get together with a group of friends or colleagues and hire out one of our top-quality pitches, including our 3G rugby pitch.

Football pitches for hire:

  • 5-aside
  • 7-aside
  • 9-aside
  • Floodlit 11-a-side
  • Floodlit rugby pitch

Our pitches are currently available to hire seven days a week.

Bookings can be made as a one-off or regular slots.

All costs are per pitch and discounts are available for students and community.


Monday - Friday 08:00 - 22:00
Saturday 08:00 - 17:00

08:00 - 19:00



  Peak Off Peak
Outdoor 5-a-side £25.00 £25.00
Outdoor 7-a-side £50.00 £30.00
Indoor 9-a-side £66.00 £40.00
Floodlit 11-a-side £76.00 £45.00
Floodlit 3G Rugby Pitch £76.00 £45.00



Gym/fitness facilities

Become a member today and enjoy training in a local and welcoming gym. Our facilities include a free weights area, stretching zone and a range of top quality cardio machines to help you reach your fitness goals.


We have a wide variety of weekly fitness classes available, completely free for members. So, whether you want to lose weight, gain muscle or just feel good about yourself, our friendly personal trainers will be on hand to help you reach your goal.

Fitness Membership prices

  Public MMU student MMU/MCC Staff/Other Students  Concession      
Pay and go £4.70 £4.20 £4.40 £2.45
3 Months - £37.50 £45.75 -
6 Months £109.00 £72.00 £87.00 -
9 Months £155.00 £103.50 £123.75 -
Monthly Direct Debit £18.50 £13.00 £16.00 £12.25
Annual £185.00 £132.00 £156.00 £124.00
Fitness classes £4.70 £4.20 £4.25 £2.45

Event hosting

Platt Lane Sports Complex is a fantastic events venue with a range of spaces available to hire, including our sports hall, conference rooms or football pitches.

Contact us to find out how we can support you with your next event.

Kids football

Play the Game


Join us for fun and friendly sessions, open to both boys and girls between 5 and 16 years old.

Tuesday: 17:00 to 18:00

Thursday: 17:00 to 18:00

Cost: £2.00per player, per session.


Soccer Saturday


Our weekly Soccer Saturday sessions focus on developing ball technique and new skills through coaching and small-sided games. Open to both boys and girls between 5 and 14 years old.

Saturdays: 09:30 to 11:30  Ages 5 to 14

Cost: £6.00 per player, per session

Opening times


Monday - Friday: 17:00 - 22:00

Saturday - Sunday: 08:00 - 17:00


Monday - Friday: 08:00 - 17:00

Saturday: 08:00 - 17:00

Sunday: 17:00 - 19:00

Getting there

Take the 111 bus from Piccadilly Gardens or the Aquatics centre on Oxford road, to the stop outside Platt Lane Complex on Yew Tree 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.

Get directions

Contact information

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

Telephone: 0161 247 5605


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