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David Ross Sports Village

David Ross Sports Village, a £40m state-of-the-art, purpose built sports facility, opened in autumn 2016. This sports facility which has international significance, also stages major conferences and events.

Autumn 2016 welcomed the new ‘Vision for Sport’: the state-of-the-art, purpose-built, £40 million David Ross Sports Village on University Park Campus, a sporting facility of world-wide significance, which also stages major conferences and events.

Amongst a vast range of exceptional facilities, the Village is home to an ultra-versatile, impressive sports hall the size of 20 badminton courts (88.95m x 44.10m / 3845sq m) which transforms into a flexible conference, exhibition and event arena capable of hosting 4000 delegates. Events held here previously, have included Medical Symposia, Faith Conferences and Award Ceremonies. See the transformation from sports hall to event space here.

The Village’s indoor sporting facilities also feature a climbing wall (ideal for team building activities), a martial arts dojo, a multi-use salle, studio space and a 25m official short course swimming pool.  Outside, facilities include a 3G rubber crumb pitch, sand dressed pitch, netball and tennis courts.

With its close proximity to halls of residence accommodation and the De Vere Orchard Hotel, the David Ross Sports Village provides a unique venue for sports AND event organisers.

Facilties include:

Indoor 

  • sports hall (4 large standard halls / 20 badminton courts)
  • 25m swimming pool
  • 12m climbing wall
  • 6 standard squash courts
  • all-glass squash court
  • martial arts dojo
  • table tennis / archery / fencing salle
  • snooker room
  • private changing available
  • The Clubhouse Cafe

Fitness

  • 200-station fitness suite
  • spin studio
  • two dance studios

Outdoor

  • full-sized 3G rubber crumb 
  • full-sized sand dressed pitch
  • outdoor viewing area
  • 3 netball courts
  • 3 tennis courts

Sports Injury Clinic

  • hydrotherapy pool
  • private consulting rooms
  • specialist physiotherapy and sports massage services

High Performance Zone

  • 60m sprint track
  • bespoke training area
  • specialist strength and conditioning services

Room information

Capacity Theatre Boardroom Classroom Reception Dining More
Foyer 0 0 0 200 0 More
Meeting Room 30 18 30 0 0 More
Sports Hall A to D 4000 0 0 0 0 More
Sports Hall A 750 0 0 0 0 More
Sports Hall B 750 0 0 0 0 More
Sports Hall C 750 0 0 0 0 More
Sports Hall D 750 0 0 0 0 More
Studio 1 250 0 0 0 0 More
Studio 2 250 0 0 0 0 More