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      The times below are the general opening hours for each area. For more specific times and availability for particular activities please refer to the relevant pages. Please also refer note that our Christmas/New Year opening hours are slightly different and full details can be found at the bottom of this section.

      Sportspark opens at normal times during bank holidays.

       

      Fitness Centre
      Monday – Sunday: 06:30 to 22:20

       

      Swimming Pool
      Times vary, please refer to the pool timetable on our Pool webpage.

       

      Indoor Courts
      Monday – Sunday: 07:00 to last booking at 21:40.

       

      Outdoor Courts
      Monday- Friday: 09:00 to 22:00
      Weekends: 09:00 to 21:00

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      Climbing Wall
      Monday – Sunday: 07:00 to 22:20

       

      Sportscafé
      Monday to Thursday: 07:30 to 21:30
      Friday to Saturday: 07:30 to 21:00

      Last food orders 30 minutes before close.

Sportspark's outdoor facilities provide a professional environment for personal hire, training and competition.

Outdoor facilities include:

  • Floodlit 400m 8 lane athletic track.
  • Floodlit Soccerpark with 7 x 3G football pitches - 4 x 5-a-side and 3 x 7-a-side. All 3G football pitches are enclosed with top-netting.
  • 2 x floodlit synthetic turf hockey pitches (sand-dressed). These can be used as 6 x 7-a-side football pitches.
  • 6 x floodlit tennis courts.
  • 4 x floodlit netball courts.
  • Home to City of Norwich Athletics Club

Whether training with a team, playing with friends or perfecting your skills, our outdoor facilities provide the perfect environment for all sports to have fun and compete.

How to Book
Members can book up to 14 days in advance and Non-members up to 7 days in advance. Booking can be made online, over the phone (01603 592398) or in person. Member bookings may be cancelled or moved up to the close of business the night before the booking for a £2.00 fee.

Block Bookings
To guarantee your pitch each week at your selected time please call 01603 593403 or email events.sportspark@uea.ac.uk

Athletics

On your marks… get set… and come along to use our eight lane athletics track with jumping and throwing facilities.

If you have ever fancied trying athletics our facility is the best in Norfolk. You can come and use it as an individual at the times stated below, or why not find out more about athletics through City of Norwich Athletic Club (CONAC). CONAC is based at Sportspark and train here regularly. Visit www.conac.org.uk for more information.

View our track bookings already planned for Summer 2017.

Peak Monday – Friday 16:00-20:30

Off Peak All other times

Track opening times
Monday 09:00-16:00 & 17:30 - 20:30 (BST only)
Tuesday 09:00 - 20:30 (17:00 - 18:30 exclusive use for UEA)
Wednesday 09:00 - 20:30 (14:00 - 16:00 exclusive use for UEA)
Thursday 09:00 - 20:30 (17:00 - 18:30 exclusive use for UEA)
Friday 09:00-16:00
Saturday 09:00-16:00 (10:30 - 12:00 Non-exclusive use for UEA)
Sunday 09:00-16:00
Last entry 45 minutes before the track closes.

Please note, LEA schools have exclusive priority use of the track term times Monday to Friday 09:00-17:00 if booked in advance. The track will not be available for use by the public during these times whilst a LEA school is present. Call 01603 592398 to check.

Sportspark's Track Usage Agreement and Site Specific Athletics Requirements can be found in our Terms and Conditions.

Athletics Track Pay and Play Price Rise Update

As communicated previously, at the end of July 2017, the Sportspark will lose a significant County Council grant which, for the last 20 years, has assisted greatly in off-setting the operational costs associated with the track.

With the grant in place, we’ve held our prices for track use for six years. However, with the grant’s withdrawal, increases are now essential to support our continued reinvestment in these facilities and ensure that we maintain our high standards.

On Monday 3 April 2017, the official start to the new track season, our “pay and play” prices for track were increased to try to make up for the lost grant revenue. We’ve been in constant contact with the club and a number of club members and determined that the initial price increases were too high. We have therefore issued revised prices that are effective immediately:

                                                          2016                    2017

Member (Peak times)                   £3.20                   £3.65

Member (Off-peak times)             £2.80                   £3.20

Non-member                                  £5.50                   £5.50

In addition, we are introducing a new annual track pass for athletes who regularly use the Sportspark. This will be available to purchase from Monday 3rd April 2017 (purchases made after this date will be calculated on a pro-rata basis) and run until 31 March 2018 for an upfront cost of £275 or on a NEW 3 month instalment plan which requires 50% to be paid in the first month and remaining 50% split equally in the next two months. Please note that these track passes are only available to purchase for Sportspark members i.e. Bronze or Junior card holders as a minimum. These memberships must remain valid to enable the passes to be accepted. You MUST bring a passport sized photo with you to complete the track pass sign up. Terms & Conditions can be found within the application form.

We thank you for your patience during our ongoing discussions and hope that these revised prices and options underline our continued support of our valued track users.

Download Track Pass Application Form (PDF)

Netball

Sportspark has six floodlit tarmacadam courts which convert to four netball courts.

The courts are situated close to the Soccerpark. Outdoor netball sessions are 60 minutes. Indoor netball sessions are 40 minutes – for more information view the Indoor Sports page.

Opening times – Netball (outdoor)
Monday – Friday 09:00-22:00
Saturday – Sunday 09:00-21:00

How to book Netball
Members can book up to 14 days in advance and Non-members up to 7 days in advance. Booking can be made online, over the phone or in person. Member bookings may be cancelled or moved up to the close of business the night before the booking for a £2.00 fee.

Soccerpark

Floodlit 3G 5-a-side and 7-a-side pitches
Sportspark's four x  5-a-side pitches are surrounded by rebound boards and netting. The surface is state of the art 3G synthetic grass filled with a rubber crumb. We also offer three 7-a-side state of the art 3G synthetic grass pitches. Play on these pitches and you will be displaying skills you never knew you had!

In early 2016, Sportspark invested £50,000 in an upgrade of its 3G football pitches, and all 5-a-side and 7-a-side 3G pitches will be enclosed with top-netting by the beginning of March 2016.

For information on prices see our price list

Sand-dressed Astroturf Pitches
The six floodlit, 7-a-side sand dressed Astroturf pitches are the perfect setting for a game with your mates or a club training session. Entry to the pitches is through the main Sportspark entrance.

To maintain the surface of the pitches customers must observe the following restrictions regarding footwear:
• Shoes must be clean
• No spikes
• No blades
• No studs/moulds over 6mm

For information on prices see our price list

Opening times – Soccerpark
Monday – Friday 09:00-22:00
Saturday – Sunday 09:00-21:00

Tuesday night 6-a-side League
Norfolk County FA run a Tuesday night 6-a-side league at Sportspark. Teams can apply by contacting Adam Gusterson at Norfolk County FA on 01603 748944 or email county5IVES@NorfolkFA.com. For more information visit the Norfolk FA website.

Sunday student league
Sportspark now hosts a 6-a-side football league run by Norfolk County FA especially for students and costs just £15 per fixture. The league for students over 18 in full time education is held weekly every Sunday from 5-8pm, on our new synthetic grass 3G pitches. To register interest or for more information call Norfolk County FA on 01603 748944 or email County5IVES@NorfolkFA.com or pick up an application form from the Sportspark reception.

Please note, non-members playing in the leagues must pay a 60p guest fee on each visit. However, there is free entry to Educational Sportspark members. Educational membership is £17.50 per year. For more information visit visit the Sportscards page.

How to book
Members can book up to 14 days in advance and Non-members up to 7 days in advance. Booking can be made online, over the phone or in person. Member bookings may be cancelled or moved up to the close of business the night before the booking for a £2.00 fee.

Block Bookings
To guarantee your pitch each week at your selected time please call 01603 593403 or email events.sportspark@uea.ac.uk

Non-Members pay a Guest Fee of 60p per person.

Tennis


Sportspark has six floodlit tarmacadam tennis courts. The tennis courts are situated close to the Soccerpark. Tennis rackets are available for hire at a cost of £2.00 and tennis balls can be purchased at a cost of £1.30.

Opening times – Tennis
Monday – Friday 09:00-22:00
Saturday – Sunday 09:00-21:00

How to book Tennis
Members can book up to 14 days in advance and Non-members up to 7 days in advance. Booking can be made online, over the phone or in person. Member bookings may be cancelled or moved up to the close of business the night before the booking for a £2.00 fee.

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