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UCLan Sports Arena

Your Free Sports Membership gives access to all facilities and activities at Sir Tom Finney Sports Centre and UCLan Sports Arena.

(Activities organised and run by the Students Union such as sports club membership are not included)

Who can help me get into Sport and Recreational activities?

Cian My role as Football Development Officer is to create a University footballing experience that students can engage with and enjoy throughout their University studies. Increasing the amount of male & female students playing the game is a key priority of my role whilst developing a University football workforce that promotes & recruits students on to our various volunteering/leadership programmes to provide them with real life sports industry experiences
Cian McEvoy
UCLan Football Development Officer
Contact Cian:  FB: @cianfdomcevoy T: @Cmcevoy21

Liam Here at UCLan we aim to provide opportunities for everyone. In my role I look to help promote and deliver an activities programme that makes use of all of our fantastic facilities and to increase participation as a whole, with the objective of enhancing and developing the student programme at the Sports Arena.

We look to increase participation, designing opportunities for student volunteers outside of playing sport and create links with local clubs and integrate UCLan into the community. We monitor participation and use feedback to make sure we are providing the best student experience possible. It helps us measure the impact that sport and activities are having on higher education engagement
Liam Banfield
UCLan Sports Development Officer
Contact Liam:   Tel: 01772 892012

UCLan Students' Union (SU) Sports Teams

The UCLan Students' Union organise all our British Universities Sports Clubs (BUCS) to find a list of all the Sports and Societies please visit:
Student Union Sport

How can we get to UCLan Sports Arena?


UCLan Sports Arena shuttle bus runs during term-time collecting students from outside Essentials at the Student’s Union on Fylde Road directly to UCLan Sports Arena.
UCLan Sports Arena Shuttle Bus Timetable

Two public bus services serve UCLan Sports Arena indirectly.
Citi bus 31
Service from the bus station to Savick and Lea. Bus stop on Fylde Road (outside the C&T building) to Savick Way. There is a short walk from Savick Way, under the railway to the arena.
Orbit bus 88a and 88c
Service orbits the City, 88a anticlockwise and 88c clockwise. Bus stop at the bus station or outside the railway station takes you to Cottam primary school (88c). A short walk takes you on a traffic free cycle/footpath to the arena over the Lancaster canal.


The journey to the Arena by car is 1.9miles and takes approximately 5 minutes down Fylde Road and Tom Benson Way (B624). Postcode is PR2 1SG


To cycle to the Arena it will take approximately 13 minutes down Fylde Road and Tom Benson Way (B624). Alternatively, if you fancy a more scenic route down the Lancaster Canal it will take slightly longer but is traffic free.


The recommended walking route to the Arena will take around 50 minutes and takes you along the scenic Lancaster Canal. This route is not floodlit so should not be taken after dark.

How to get to the Sports Arena

Tom Benson Way, Preston, Lancashire, PR2 1SG 
Tel: +44 (0)1772 761000 

Find out more about the facilities at the Sports Arena