As an undergraduate or postgraduate student at UCLan Preston Campus, your sports membership is …


So whether you’re an early bird runner, or a weekend team player, you can join us at the Sports Arena. As membership also includes the Sir Tom Finney Sports Centre on campus, you're sure to find a sport for you.

You do need to sign up for membership before you start using the facilities, just come along to the Sports Arena with your UCLan ID card and we will activate your sports membership. More info about eligibility and conditions of use can be found on the student pages at

General Opening Times


 9.00am - 9.30pm

 Last Booking

 8.30pm - 9.30pm


 9.00am - 10.00pm

 Last Booking

 9.00pm - 10.00pm


 9.00am - 7.30pm

 Last Booking

 6.30pm - 7.30pm


 9.00am - 5.00pm

 Last Booking

4.00pm - 5.00pm

*Subject to facility / booking availability

How to Find Us

BUS - UCLan Sports Arena shuttle bus (timetable) runs during term-time collecting students from outside Essentials at the Students' Union on Fylde Road directly to UCLan Sports Arena. 

Two public bus services serve UCLan Sports Arena indirectly.

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.

Bus 88 : Bus stop at the bus station or outside the railway station takes you to Cottam primary school. A short walk takes you on a traffic free cycle/footpath to the arena over the Lancaster canal.

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

CYCLE - 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.

WALK - The recommended walking route to the Arena will take around 50 minutes and takes you along the scenic Lancaster Canal.  Whilst it is a lovely walk. the route is not floodlit so is best saved for sunny days.

We look forward to seeing you !

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