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After the World Cup in 2018, football participation at grassroots level saw a notable increase and the football craze still hasn’t worn off. Over 11 million people were kicking-off in the UK last year while the Premier League continues to be the most watched league in the world every season, encouraging more and more people to get the ball at their feet each week.
Whether you’re looking to have a kick around with a few friends or want to get involved in a competitive league, Playfinder can help you find and book football pitches in all corners of the UK.
We know it can be difficult to find quality facilities outside major cities, so we’ve made it easy for you to search venues that can accommodate football teams of all sizes. Ranging from 5-a-side, 7-a-side and 11-a-side, you can choose from a variety of pitch surfaces such as artificial, 3G astroturf, grass and indoor.
Take a look at the best UK football pitches:
Wixams, with its floodlit 3G Astroturf, is a perfect place to enjoy a 7-a-side game in Bedford. Just off the A6, Wixams is easily accessible by car as well as public transport, with free parking on site.
Powerleague Glasgow is a great option for competitive 5-a-side, with state of the art 3G pitches. 5-a-side is one of the most popular activities in the city. The venue offers a pay to play system on a one-off basis without being a member.
Rivermead Leisure Complex in Reading offers great facilities for 5-a-side or 11-a-side. Open until late evening, the venue offers a well-maintained pitch for both a friendly kick around and competitive leagues.
Oasis Leisure Centre offers a great 5-a-side venue for footie enthusiasts in the Swindon area. Situated in the city centre and within walking distance from Swindon train station, the venue is perfect for a quick game with friends.
Powerleague Birmingham is ideal for those looking for top-quality 5-a-side and 7-a-side pitches, to join a league or just for a casual game. The facility offers free parking on site and a pay to play booking system for the freedom to play a one-off game without having to pay a monthly membership fee.
Bay House School, based in Gosport in Hampshire, is home to a top quality 3G astroturf pitch, perfect for 7-a-side and 11-a-side football. If you live on the south coast, you have to check out this facility. Complete with floodlights, free parking, and changing rooms the school has everything you need for your after-work football match.
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