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Identify your needs 

Determine what type of sports venue you require and for what purpose. Are you looking got a venue for team training, a friendly match, a tournament or just for recreational purposes? 

These needs are important to think about before booking a venue. You don’t want to book a venue that is too small if you’re planning a large-scale tournament. Think about what sporting event it is you are planning and research multiple sports venues to see if they suit your sporting event needs. 

Research available venues 

Nottingham has several sports facilities managed by different organisations, including local councils, private companies, universities and sports clubs. The University of Nottingham has David Ross Sports Village that can be booked throughout the year for just about any occasion. 

Check availability 

Once you’ve identified potential venues, check their availability for date(s) and time(s) you require. You can usually do this online through venue’s website or by contacting them directly via phone or email. Make sure that if it is a large event you’re planning, to book well in advanced to avoid disappointment. 

Review facilities and amenities

Assess the facilities and amenities offered by each venue to ensure they meet your requirements. This may include the number and condition of playing fields/courts, changing rooms, showers, seating areas, lighting, equipment rental, and refreshments options. 

Consider Accessibility 

Choose a venue that is easily accessible for all participants, whether by public transport, car or on foot. Consider factors such as parking availability, proximity to public transportation, and facilities for people with disabilities. 

Understand booking procedures and costs 

Each venue may have its booking procedures, terms, and costs. Some venues may require advanced booking and payment, while others may off pay-as-you-go options. Make sure you understand the booking process and any associated fees or deposits. 

Making a booking 

Once you’ve chosen a suitable venue, process to make a booking according to the venue’s procedures. Provide any necessary information, such as the number of participants, duration of booking and any special requirements.

Confirm details 

Double-check all booking details, including the date and time, and adhere to any rules or regulations set by the venue. Respect other users of the facility and leave the venue in the same condition as you found it.

Arrive on time

On the day of your booking, make sure to arrive on time and adhere to any rules or regulations set by the venue. Respect other users of the facility and leave the venue in the same condition as you found it. 

Provide feedback 

After your boking, consider providing feedback to the venue regarding your expereince. This can help improve their services and facilities for future users.


By following these steps, you can easily book sports venues in Nottingham and ensure a smooth and enjoyable experience for yourself and your fellow participants. If you would like to know more about how to efficiently book sports venues, get in touch with our team today who will be more than happy to assist. 

David Ross Sports Village 

Nottingham Venues partners with David Ross to provide state-of-the-art sports facilities in Nottingham to provide large tournaments, sporting events, training and corporate away days. 

Looking to book your next big sporting event? Nottingham Venues are here to make that happen for you. We have a dedicated events team that can help plan your event from start to finish. If you wish to learn more information on David Ross and its facilities, you can contact us today to speak to our team or, if you’d like to read more, you can here.


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