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David Ross Sports Village

David Ross Sports Village

State-of-the-art Sports Village on the University Park Campus situated just opposite The Orchard Hotel

Exterior David Ross

Be at the top of your game

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 3000 delegates. Events held here previously, have included Medical Symposia, Faith Conferences and Award Ceremonies. 

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 Orchard Hotel & Restaurant, the David Ross Sports Village provides a unique venue for sports and event organisers. 

Facilities at David Ross


  • Sports hall (4 large standard halls/20 badminton courts)
  • 25m swimming pool
  • 12m climbing wall
  • 6 standard squash courts
  • all-glass squash courts
  • Material arts dojo
  • table tennis / archery/ fencing salle
  • Snooker room 
  • Private changing available 
  • The club house cafe 


  • Full-sized 3D rubber crumb
  • Full-sized sand dressed pitch
  • 60m sprint track 
  • Outdoor viewing area
  • 3 netball courts 
  • 3 tennis courts 


  • 200 station fitness suite
  • Spin studio
  • Two dance studios

Sports injury clinic

  • Hydrotherapy pool
  • Private consulting rooms 
  • Specialist physiotherapy and sports massage services 
  • Specialist strength and conditioning services

Room Information

Room capacities 

FoyerThe foyer can be used as a registration area or as a reception area---200-
Meeting roomLocated above the reception area is a meeting room which can be used in the traditional sense or as a sports hub for organisers.301830--
Sports hall A to DUsed as one large space the Sports Hall creates an impressive event space.3000----
Sports hall A, B, C & D Each of the 4 sports halls hold 5 badminton courts or they can be used individually in a plethora of ways for your event.750----


Perfect for...

 Sport training 

A great place for your team training with accommodation at the Orchard Hotel across the road.

 Team building

There are lots of activities to do with your team from wall climbing to tennis, take your team out for a day of wellness and exercise. 

 Large sports events & conferences 

The sports hall can be broken down to a large event space ideal for exhibitions, conferences and award ceremonies. 

 Tournaments and competitions 

Bring your annual tournament to David Ross Sports Village, we have all the equipment and space you need.


There’s space for meetings whether you need somewhere to base your team before an event or if you need a room for the day, the David Ross meeting room can accommodate up to 30 people.

  Summer camps

Use the swimming pool, wall climbing, tennis courts for your summer camps team activity. There’s endless options when it comes to group activities at David Ross.

Interested in David Ross Sports Village?

Interested in David Ross Sports Village?

Get in touch with our Campus Venues teams to discuss your event needs. 

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