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Football pitches in and around Brighton are available to book for teams of all qualities and sizes. The city has really caught the football bug with Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club doing so well in their recent Premier League campaign. There are some excellent options whether you’re a player or team looking for 5 a side, 7 a side or 11 a side football pitches. Playfinder has launched its booking service and is there to provide for all your sporting needs. Football pitches in Brighton range in playing surface and include astroturf, 3G pitches, grass and indoor.
Brighton’s footballers are well looked after at the venues with all the extra facilities and amenities on site. These range from changing rooms, parking availability and floodlights for games going on through the winter months. It’s possible to block book pitches for any teams wanting a regular fixture or to join a league or tournament for a several weeks.
If you’re new to Brighton and thinking about getting into football in the area, then we have picked out a few of our favourite places for you to kick-off your football fun.
BACA Sports Centre is based at Brighton Aldridge Community Academy. Its sports hall is a fantastic option for a game of indoor 5 a side football. Indoor 5 a side football is a great option during the wet and cold winter months. Changing rooms are available for players and teams to use at their leisure, meaning that this venue is perfect for after work and weekend matches.
Stanley Deason Leisure Centre has an indoor football pitch available to hire. The pitch is located in the sports hall, meaning you can play all year round and no need to worry about the rain or cold temperatures. Located within walking distance of Brighton station, this venue is in a very easily accessible location for football matches. Some parking is available at the venue however these cannot be guaranteed before arrival.
Moulsecoomb Community Leisure Centre boasts an excellent 5-a-side indoor football pitch, offering an alternative to the superb outdoor pitches throughout the winter months. If there is some adverse weather but you still want to keep active, check out this centre - you won’t be disappointed. Open until 11pm on weekdays, there is no excuse not to get down after work for a kick-about. The venue is also easily accessible by either car (free parking for customers) or train, with Moulsecoomb station located just a short walk away. If you’re looking to hire a 5-a-side pitch in Brighton, this is the venue for you.
BACA Sports Centre is based in the shadows of Falmer Stadium, officially known as American Express Community Stadium thanks to a sponsorship agreement. BACA has everything you need as a grassroots five-a-side lover as it has outdoor and indoor areas for football matches. The pristine 3G outside pitch can be split up into four separate pitches. For those wanting an indoor version there are two sports halls with all the correct 5-a-side markings and movable goals. Parking is available for free once outside of school hours.
The Manor Gym is located in East Brighton and boasts a 3G astroturf 7 a side football pitch. The playing surface means that games can be played on it all year round come rain or shine. Whether you're a casual players look for games or an experienced team, this venue is a great place to play football. The nearest station is Brighton and the number 37 bus stops close to the venue. Parking is also available on site for those wishing to drive.
The 3G astroturf 7 a side football pitch at Dorothy Stringer School is available to hire outside of school hours and during school holidays. The 3G astroturf playing surface means it is suitable to play on throughout all weather conditions. The venue is located in Withdean, meaning the nearest station is Preston Park. Not only is it just a short walk from the station, there is also parking available at the venue for those wanting to drive.
BACA Sports Centre has one of the best 3G 11-a-side pitches in the local area. There is free parking available after school hours for any footballers arriving by car. If public transport is more your vibe, then use the nearby train station and that’s a very short walk from the main BACA entrance. Floodlights surround the 3G pitch to allow games to be played throughout the year. The goal nets and pitch markings are all in good order and maintained by the expert staff. If you need to hire footballs or bibs, it’s worth checking in with reception before turning up to see if that’s possible.
Located in East Brighton, Stanley Deason Leisure Centre is a very popular venue. There are many different surfaces and pitch sizes to play on here, making it appealing for football teams of all abilities and sizes. 5 a side pitches are available for hire on astroturf, 3G astroturf and indoor playing surfaces. The astroturf and 3G astroturf pitches are also available for hire in 11 a side format. Parking is available at the venue, or alternatively, the number 21 bus stops right outside.
The University of Brighton continues to develop its sporting facilities and now boats a superb 11-a-side 3G astroturf pitch, situated within the Falmer campus - directly next to Brighton and Hove Albion’s Amex Stadium. The state of the art pitch is perfect for either training or matches, it won’t leave you disappointed. Located just a short walk from Falmer station, the campus is easily accessible via a short walk, however there is also free parking for those driving. Round up some mates and enjoy the beautiful game on this cracking pitch.
There are many opportunities for football players in Brighton to get involved in regular games and joining a league is a great way to do so. Take a look at some of the great ways to get playing football near you.
PlayFootball operates 6 a side football leagues on the astroturf football pitch at Dorothy Stringer School. With online fixture lists, league tables and trophies available to be won, this is a fantastic option for any football players looking for a competitive league.
PowerPlay operate leagues across the country and their Brighton offering is located at Stanley Deason Leisure Centre. FA qualified referees will be present at all games and prizes are on offer for the winning teams come the end of the season.
If you're looking for a casual game of football to join then weekly games are organised at Stanley Deason Leisure Centre's 3G astroturf football pitch. Games are open to all experience levels and genders so make sure you check it out!
Brighton & Hove City Council take bookings for a number of football pitches and recreation grounds. So whether you're a team or an individual player, their website should be able to help you find what you're looking for.
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