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Sports pitches and facilities

We manage and operate 128 sports pitches and playing fields in Belfast, spread across 28 sites throughout the city. We've developed a Playing Pitches Strategy to help make sure we continue to provide high-quality pitches which can be accessed by everyone. 

The strategy is also part of our Physical Investment Programme. In 2012 we set aside £14.1 million to improve facilities at ten sites across Belfast. We also received a further £1 million contribution from the GAA. 

Pitches and playing fields

We have pitches and playing fields across the city. 

These pitches are available to be used for all sports including rugby, soccer and gaelic games.

Cherryvale playing pitches will be completed and open on Thursday 27 September 2018. This will mark the completion of Belfast City Council’s Pitches Strategy.

Currently we are working to replace the existing pitch at Ulidia Playing Fields with a 3G pitch.  Work is due to complete by the end of 2018.

Pitch bookings

For more information on how to book pitches and sports facilities, please visit our booking page.

Partner agreements for grass pitches 

Partner agreement applications have closed. For more information email leisure@belfastcity.gov.uk

Upgrading our pitches

To date we have completed pitch improvements at sites across the city, including:

 Park or pitches Upgrades 
Ballysillan Playing Fields Pavilion with changing rooms
Cherryvale Playing Fields 3G pitch, natural sand based turf pitch, toilet block and trim trail
Cliftonville Playing Fields 3G Gaelic pitch, changing rooms, floodlights and new fencing
Dixon Playing Fields Pavilion with changing rooms
Falls Park 3G pitch and changing pavilion
Musgrave Park Pavilion with changing rooms
Ormeau Park  3G pitch, floodlights and new fencing
Victoria Park Pavilion with changing rooms
Woodlands Playing Fields 3G pitch, changing rooms, floodlights, new fencing and car park facilities
Waterworks Pavilion with eight changing rooms and car parking facilities

School facilities

As part of the pitches investment, a £750,000 capital enhancement programme has been awarded to six schools to improve facilities and allow for greater community use.

School Facilities 
Corpus Christi College 3G MUGA (Multi-use Games Area)
Aquinas Grammar School Upgrade to the existing grass pitch, a basketball court to a synthetic area, floodlights and a new MUGA
St Mary’s CBS, Grosvenor Grammar, Belfast Royal Academy Floodlights
Bunscoil an tSliebhe Dhuibh Upgrade to the existing MUGA to a 3G surface

 
Multi use games areas (MUGAs)

We have 39 multi use games areas (MUGAs) across the city. These facilities can be used to play a variety of sports including soccer, basketball, netball and Gaelic football. MUGAs are accessible and free to use during daylight hours. However, you may have to book and pay to use sites with floodlights in the evenings.

To book a MUGA, call 028 9032 0202 extension 3513.

MUGA details
Price (valid until 31 March 2019)

MUGA 7 a side or full pitch - peak

£19

MUGA 7 a side or full pitch - concession or off peak

£9.50

MUGA 5 a side or half pitch - peak

£9.50

MUGA 5 a side - concession or off peak

£4.75

 


 

NameAddress
Ormeau ParkOrmeau Road, Belfast, BT7
Reverend Robert Bradford MUGALindsay Street, Belfast
Sally Gardens Playground and Playing Fields (3G)Sally Gardens Lane, off Bell Steel Road, Poleglass, BT17 0JU.
Shore Road Playing FieldsShore Road, Belfast, BT15
Springfield Avenue MUGASpringfield Avenue, Belfast
Springhill Avenue MUGASpringhill Avenue, Belfast
Stewart Street MUGAStewart Street, Belfast
Strangford Avenue Playing FieldsStrangford Avenue, Belfast, BT9
Suffolk Playing FieldsBlack's Road, Belfast, BT11
Taughmonagh MUGAMalwood Park, Belfast
The Mount MUGAUpper Canning Street, Belfast
Tommy Patton MUGATommy Patton Park, Inverary Avenue, Belfast
Tyndale MUGATyndale Drive, Belfast
Ulidia Playing FieldsOrmeau Road, Belfast, BT7
Victoria ParkPark Avenue, Belfast, BT4
Waterworks multi-sports facilityCavehill Road, Belfast, BT14
Wedderburn ParkFinaghy Road South, Belfast, BT10
Westland MUGAWestland Road, Belfast
Woodlands Playing FieldsFinaghy Road North, Belfast, BT10
Woodvale ParkWoodvale Road, Belfast, BT13
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