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  • Playing on our sports pitches

    Our pitches are available for play seven days a week. If you want to book a pitch, you must send us a booking request at least two full working days before the date you want to use the pitch. You can send us a pitch booking request online or by post. We will contact you to confirm your pitch booking request and payment details.

  • Pitch booking deadlines

    For pitch booking purposes, we don’t consider Saturday, Sunday or public holidays as working days. You must submit your booking request to us at least two full working days before you intend to use the facilities. We cannot accept booking requests if the minimum notice isn’t given.

    Pitch booking examples

    To request a pitch booking to play on a Monday, you must request this by 4pm on the Wednesday before. To request a pitch booking to play on a Friday, you must request this by 4pm on Tuesday in the same week.


    Pitch bookings for leagues

    When a pitch is already allocated to a league, confirmation of fixtures must be submitted in full, on the agreed fixtures template, by 12 noon on the Wednesday before for weekend fixtures.

  • Pitch prices

    Our prices to book a grass sports pitch, a synthetic sports pitch, the cycle track at Orangefield, cricket, aeromodelling and archery facilities are valid until 31 March 2023.

    Adult and Junior players

    Junior means a player aged under 18 years old. Adult means a player aged 18 years old and over.

    VAT exemption on bookings

    We apply VAT automatically to all bookings. If you are exempt from paying VAT, you must tell us before confirming your booking. Your booking may be eligible for VAT exemption if your booking meets all these conditions:

    1. The booking series consists of ten or more sessions.
    2. Each session is for the same sporting activity.
    3. Each session is in the same location.
    4. The interval between each session is at least a day and not more than 14 days (although the duration of each session can be varied). A booking for every other Saturday afternoon fulfils this condition but the exemption does not apply if the interval is for longer than 14 days due to closure, for example if the pitch is closed for public holidays.
    5. The facilities are booked by a school, club association or an organisation representing affiliated clubs or constituent associations such as a local league.
    6. The person who booked the pitch has exclusive use during the sessions.

    Grass sports pitch prices

    Grass sport pitch Price for one hour including VAT Price for one hour without VAT Price for two hours including VAT Price for two hours without VAT
    Full pitch, adult with changing facility £29.60 £25 £59.20 £50
    Full pitch, concession with changing facility £14.80 £12 £29.60 £24
    Full pitch, adult without changing facility £23.60 £20 £47.20 £40
    Full pitch, concession without changing facility £11.80 £10 £23.60 £20
    Junior pitch, 5,7,9 side with changing facility £8.20 £7 £16.40 £14
    Junior pitch - 5,7,9 side without changing facility £7.20 £6.00 £12 £14.40
    Changing and showering only per team £13.40 £11 £26.80 £22
    Concession changing and showering only per team £6.80 £6 £13.60 £12

    Synthetic sports pitch prices

    Synthetic sports pitch Price for one hour including VAT Price for one hour without VAT Price for two hours including VAT Price for two hours without VAT
    3G full pitch £67.40 £56 £134.80 £112
    3G full pitch, concession £33.80 £28 £67.60 £56
    3G half pitch £34.80 £29 £69.60 £58
    3G half pitch, concession £17.40 £15 £34.80 £30

    Dunville synthetic 3G sports pitch prices

    Dunville synthetic sports pitch Price for one hour including VAT Price for one hour without VAT Price for two hours including VAT Price for two hours without VAT
    3G full pitch, 7-aside £44 £37 £88 £74
    3G full pitch, 7-aside concession £22 £18 £44 £36
    3G half pitch £22 £18 £44 £36
    3G half pitch, concession £11 £9 £22 £18

    Whiterise MUGA prices

    Whiterise is in Lagmore Activity Park.

    Whiterise MUGA  Price for one hour including VAT Price for one hour without VAT Price for two hours including VAT Price for two hours without VAT
    3G full pitch, adult 7-aside £26.60 £22 £53.20 £44
    3G full pitch, concession 7-aside £13.40 £11 £26.80 £22
    3G half pitch, adult 5-aside £13.40 £11 £26.80 £22
    3G half pitch, concession 5-aside £6.80 £6 £13.60 £12

    Prices for matches on synthetic pitches

    Match rate on synthetic pitches Price for two hours including VAT Price for two hours without VAT
    All 3G pitches except Dunville and Whiterise £89.80 £75
    All 3G pitches full pitch concession, except Dunville and Whiterise £45 £38

    Prices for hard porous, gravel pitch at Henry Jones Playing Fields

    Hard porous, gravel pitch Price for one hour including VAT Price for one hour without VAT Price for two hours including VAT Price for two hours without VAT
    Adult with changing facility and floodlighting £51 £43 £102 £86
    Adult with changing facility only  £29.60 £25 £59.20 £50
    Adult with floodlighting only  £45 £38 £90 £76
    Adult, no changing facility or floodlighting £23.60 £20 £47.20 £40
    Concession with changing facility and floodlighting £25.60 £21 £51.20 £42
    Concession with changing facility only £14.80 £12 £29.60 £24
    Concession with floodlighting only £22.60 £19 £45.20 £38
    Concession, no changing facility or floodlighting £11.80 £10 £23.60 £20

    Cricket prices

    Cricket facilities are available at City of Belfast Playing Fields and Fullerton Park.

    Cricket  Price for session including VAT Price for session without VAT
    Adult full day (full day is 8 hours) £130 £108
    Junior full day (full day is 8 hours) £66 £55
    Adult part day (maximum 4 hours) £86 £72
    Junior part day (maximum 4 hours) £44 £37
    Artificial wicket, adult full day £81 £68
    Artificial wicket, juvenile full day £41 £34
    Artificial wicket, adult part day (maximum 4 hours) £53 £44
    Artificial wicket, juvenile part day (maximum 4 hours) £28 £23

    Aeromodelling prices

    Aeromodelling facilities are available at Boucher Road Playing Fields and City of Belfast Playing Fields. There are three daily sessions to book; morning, afternoon and evening. Each session is four hours. 

    Aeromodelling Price per session including VAT Price per session without VAT
    Session (a four-hour block in morning, afternoon or evening) £19 £16

    Prices for our cycle track at Orangefield

    There are three daily sessions available to book; morning, afternoon and evening. Each session is four hours. 

    Cycle track at Orangefield Price per session including VAT Price per session without VAT
    Session (a four-hour block in the morning, afternoon or evening) £24 £20

    Archery prices

    Archery facilities are available at Boucher Road Playing Fields. 

    Archery Price per hour including VAT Price per hour without VAT Price for two hours including VAT Price for two hours without VAT
    Social price  £21 £18 £42 £36
    Competition or commercial booking for full day £143 including VAT
    £119 without VAT
  • Paying for a pitch booking

    You must pay in full on or before the day you want to use the pitch. We accept payment by debit card, credit card, bank transfer or cheque. If you have an invoice account with us, we'll send you a monthly invoice to be paid within 30 days.

    Paying by invoice

    If your club or organisation wants more information on invoice accounts, or payment using direct debit, please contact us by email pitches@belfastcity.gov.uk for an application form. You should return the printed form to:

    BSO Systems and Finance
    City and Neighbourhood Services
    5th Floor South
    Cecil Ward Building
    4-10 Linenhall Street
    Belfast
    BT2 8BP

    The form must have an original signature. We don’t accept forms with scanned or electronic signatures.

  • How to book a pitch

    If you request a pitch booking, your booking is not confirmed until our Pitches Administration Team write to you or send you a confirmation email.

    You can request a pitch booking online:

    Request a pitch booking

    You can also ask us for a pitch booking form by email pitches@belfastcity.gov.uk and return the form by post to:

    Pitches Administration Team
    5th Floor South
    Cecil Ward Building
    4-10 Linenhall Street
    Belfast,
    BT2 8BP

    Sports pitches and playing fields

  • Cancelling or changing a pitch booking

    To cancel or change a booking, you should contact us by email pitches@belfastcity.gov.uk at least two full working days before the booked date.

  • Pitches hotline

    We update information on pitch availability by 12 noon every Friday and by 9am on Saturday when necessary. For weekend pitch information or to check if a pitch is playable, call our Pitches hotline, 028 9027 0677.

    This hotline doesn't provide information on last minute league cancellations. For these updates, you should contact your own club or league.

     

  • Read our pitch booking terms and conditions

    Before submitting your booking form, you should read our booking terms and conditions. Your booking is taken as confirmation that you have read and agreed to our pitch booking terms and conditions.

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