Football in Manchester
Football pitches in Manchester are available to hire for teams of every size. Whether you’re looking for a 5 a side, 7 a side or 11 a side football pitch, MyLocalPitch will be able to help. There is also a variety of pitch surfaces to choose from, including artificial, 3G astroturf, grass and indoor.
Pitches are located at sports venues across the Greater Manchester area with additional facilities to make your game even better such as changing rooms, floodlights, parking spaces, as well as the option to pay as you play. Any football teams that are looking to play every week throughout the season are encouraged to block book their football pitch to ensure their pitch is reserved week in, week out.
If you’re not sure where to play your football match in Manchester, then we have listed below some of the best pitches along with their locations and facilities.
Top 5 a side football pitches in Manchester
Soccer in The City is a sports venue in Central Manchester that has an indoor 5 a side football pitch and the pitch surface is 3G astroturf. This makes it a great venue to play at all year round and makes it much easier to play sport even in the cold winter months. The nearest station is Deansgate and there is also free parking available for players.
Located just West of Manchester United’s Old Trafford Stadium, Powerleague Trafford Sportsdome is the ideal place to emulate your football heroes. The venue has both indoor 5 a side 3G astroturf pitches as well as outdoor 5 a side 3G astroturf pitches. There is also a multipurpose indoor sports arena for those who prefer to play their 5 a side football on a hard surface. The easiest way to travel to the venue is by car, with the venue offering parking spaces. The nearest station is Trafford Park or Patricroft.
Salford Sports Village is a large sports complex with numerous 5 a side 3G astroturf football pitches available for hire. These pitches are also floodlit. If you’re planning to travel via public transport, the nearest bus stop is on Littleton Road just outside the venue, with the 93 and 95 buses stopping regularly. Free parking is also available at the venue if you’d prefer to drive.
Top 7 a side football pitches in Manchester
Powerleague Manchester Central is one of the most popular places to play 7 a side football in Manchester. Located just outside the A57, this venue is the perfect place to play if you live or work in Manchester city centre. The pitch here is 3G astroturf and the venue is floodlit so that you can play into the night. The nearest station is Ardwick or Manchester Piccadilly and there is also parking available at the venue.
Belle Vue Sports Village has great outdoor 3G astroturf pitches suitable for 7 a side football teams. Floodlights and changing rooms are also available for any players hiring the pitch. The venue is located just a short walk from Belle Vue station which makes it extremely accessible for those who live or work in the centre of Manchester. Parking spaces are also provided for those wishing to drive.
Ordsall Leisure Centre is conveniently located on the doorstep of The Quays. It has a full sized 3G astroturf pitch which can be part hired for use as a 7 a side pitch. The pitches are floodlit and changing rooms are also free to use for players. The easiest way to travel to the venue is via the Salford Quays stop on Metrolink tram’s Eccles Line. Free parking spaces are also available.
Top 11 a side football pitches in Manchester
Irlam and Cadishead Leisure College has an 11 a side 3G astroturf pitch that is perfect for training or hosting home matches for your football team or league. Floodlights mean that you can play all year round without trouble. Changing rooms are also available for all players to use before and after your game. The nearest station when travelling is Irlam.
Wright Robinson College has three 11 a side pitches which all have a 3G astroturf surface. The surface is suitable for all weather conditions and the floodlights also mean it’s great all year round even in the darker winter months. The venue also has grass football pitches available to hire for those who prefer a more traditional playing surface. Changing rooms are on offer for all players, as well as parking spaces. The nearest station to the venue is Fairfield.
Salford Sports Village has earned a second mention on our list of best football pitches as it is a hive of 11 a side footballing activity, especially on Sundays. It is the perfect place to host your Sunday league games with nine 11 a side grass pitches available for hire. Changing rooms are provided for all teams and players, as well as free parking on site. Travelling by car or team coach is the easiest way to get to this venue but the 93 and 95 bus do also stop right outside the venue.