Sports facilities

Stretching over 40 acres, the University’s sports facilities are located on one site in a tranquil setting just to the west of the historic town centre.

The peaceful and private setting of University Park, coupled with our organisational and logistical efficiency, continues to attract many professional teams to St Andrews each year for pre-season or mid-season training camps.

Investing in sport

The University continues to invest in sport at St Andrews and has recently completed a major £14 million refurbishment of the Performance Centre.

Now complete, the centre provides some of the best sports facilities in Scotland.

Performance Centre

Indoor facilities

  • • modern, spacious gym
  • • four-court sports hall
  • • technical climbing wall
  • • eight-court sports arena
  • • exercise and dance studio
  • • dedicated performance suite
  • • four-court indoor tennis centre

Outdoor facilities

  • • six grass rugby pitches
  • • six grass football pitches
  • • full-size floodlit 3G synthetic pitch
  • • sand-dressed synthetic pitch
  • • four tennis courts
  • • multisport courts

Grass Pitches

The grass pitches at University Park are renowned across the country as amongst the finest in Scotland. Many professionals who have visited St Andrews including FC Barcelona, Manchester United FC and...

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Performance Suite

Our dedicated Strength and Conditioning Suite provides a private space for teams to train undisturbed and has been designed to provide provision across a range of sports. The Performance Suite features five...

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Tennis Centre

The University of St Andrews Tennis Centre was completed in March 2018 as the final phase in the £14 million pound redevelopment of the Performance Centre. Jointly funded by the...

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Sports halls

Our sports halls provide large flat floor space and can accommodate a variety of multi-sport activities, fitness sessions, events, conferences and exhibitions. Sports Arena The sports arena is our largest...

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Gym and fitness suites

Our contemporary refurbished gym provides a modern, vibrant and inspiring training environment and is available for individual use. Split into five distinct areas the gym caters for cardio, free weights,...

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Artificial pitches and courts

University Park is home to a number of artificial pitches and courts, catering for rugby, football, tennis, hockey, lacrosse, shinty and ultimate frisbee. Rubbercrumb pitch The full size, fully floodlit,...

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Sports Science

The University’s team of specialist staff have experience playing and coaching at international level and within the professional game. STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING Our Strength and Conditioning staff support a number...

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Meeting Rooms

The University of St Andrews offers world-class conference facilities with venues that can host team meetings, seminars, presentations, exhibitions, day conferences and events. We have over 90 meeting rooms and...

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The University has considerable experience hosting high-profile guests in St Andrews; from princes to politicians, Nobel prizewinners to sports stars. We have provided pitch-side security and privacy screening for many...

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