Our estate

Stretching over 40 acres, our estate is located in a tranquil setting close to University Hall and David Russell Apartments. Just outside the historic town centre, the peace and quiet allows players to focus on their training undisturbed whilst on the pitch and relax when off it.

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 members from FC Barcelona, Manchester United FC and regular visitors, Scottish Rugby,  have praised the quality of our outdoor facilities.

Investing in sport

The University continues to invest in sport at St Andrews and has recently undertaken a major £14 million refurbishment of the Sports Centre. Now complete, the centre provides some of the best sports facilities in Scotland and offers a wide range of sporting activities, fitness classes and professional services to students, staff and the local St Andrews community.

The University now offers a wide range of indoor and outdoor sports facilities, which are available all year round.

Sports Centre:

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

Outside spaces include a variety of multi-sport courts and all-weather pitches, including:

• full-size floodlit FIFA 2 Star IRB approved Third Generation (3G) synthetic pitch
• sand-dressed synthetic pitch for hockey and football
• four tennis courts
• athletics track

Visitors to University Park also have access to three grass rugby pitches, six football pitches, three cricket pitches, with additional pitches for lacrosse, shinty, ultimate frisbee and five-a-side football.


Grass Pitches

The estate incorporates three grass rugby pitches, six football pitches, three cricket pitches, with additional pitches for lacrosse, shinty, ultimate frisbee and 5-a-side football. Pitch Dimensions: Pitch dimensions for football...

Read More
Gym & Performance Suites

Our dedicated Strength and Conditioning Suite provides a private space for teams to train undisturbed away from our regular gym users. Featuring five lifting stations, a three-lane plyometric track and designated...

Read More
Additional Sports Facilities

In addition to top quality grass pitches, a dedicated strength & conditioning suite and newly refurbished fitness suites, visitors to University Park also have access to a variety of multi-sport courts and...

Read More
Sports Science

The University can provide visiting clubs a range of UKSCA accredited coaches and specialist teachers to supplement the club’s own staff. With experience of training camps from an athlete’s perspective...

Read More
Meeting Rooms

The University of St Andrews offers world-class conference facilities with venues that can host day conferences, seminars, presentations, exhibitions, meetings and events for groups of 9 to 900. We have...

Read More

In recent years the University has hosted training camps for a number of elite, high-profile clubs and is experienced at providing pitch-side security during training sessions as required. We are...

Read More