Finding us and travel
Where we are, when we open and how you can get to us
Our facilities are split over three sites. Our two indoor sites are in Portsmouth city centre near other University buildings, and our outdoor sports site a short journey away.
Ravelin Sports Centre
Ravelin Sports Centre, the newest of our facilities is now open. An outstanding new £57m sports which opened in September 2022 for you to play, train and compete. Our superb facilities set in historic parkland include a 25m eight-lane swimming pool, 175 station gym, climbing wall, ski simulator, double sports halls, café with Starbucks coffee and community orchard.
Monday - Friday, 6.30am - 10.30pm
Saturday - Sunday and bank holidays, 7.00am - 9.00pm
Closed: Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day
Christmas opening hours:
- Saturday 9 December, 7.00am-7.00pm
- Monday 18 to Friday 22 December, 6.30am-10.30pm
- Saturday 23 to Sunday 24 December, 7.00am-5.00pm
- Monday 25 to Tuesday 26 December, CLOSED
- Wednesday 27 December to Sunday 31 December, 7.00am-5.00pm
- Monday 1 January, CLOSED
- Tuesday 2 January onwards, normal opening hours
Ravelin Sports Centre, Cambridge Road, Portsmouth PO1 2SE
Langstone Sports Site
Set on the picturesque Langstone Harbour, Langstone Sports Site hosts training and matches for our sports clubs. We have a FIFA and RFU accredited full size 3G pitch, a full size FIH accredited sand based Hockey Pitch, Netball courts, 5 a-side cages, Tennis courts as well a multitude of grass pitches ranging from 5 to 11 a-side football pitches and two rugby pitches.
If you want to get a bit of extra training in, you can hire these yourself and play with your friends. If you're heading down to Langstone, check out our travel guide for the easiest way to get there. For block booking enquiries please visit our bookings page.
Langstone Sports Site, Furze Lane, Portsmouth, PO4 8LW
Core opening times
Monday-Friday, 9.00am - 10.00pm; Saturday-Sunday, 9.00am - 6.00 pm
Monday 18 September to Sunday 17 December 2023
Tuesday 8 January to Sunday 24 March 2024
Monday 15 April to Sunday 26 May 2024
Non-core opening times
Monday-Friday, 9.00am - 9.00pm; Saturday-Sunday, 9.00am - 1.30pm
Monday 18 December to Friday 22 December 2023
Tuesday 2 to Sunday 7 January 2024
Monday 25 March to Sunday 14 April 2024
Monday 27 May to Sunday 15 September 2024
All bank holidays and the university Christmas shutdown (Saturday 23 December 2023 - Monday 7 January 2024)
Christmas opening times
- Monday 18 to Friday 22 December 2023, 9.00am-9.00pm
- Saturday 23 December to Monday 1 January, CLOSED
- Tuesday 2 to Friday 5 January 2024, 9.00am-9.00pm
- Saturday 6 to Sunday 7 January 2024, 9.00am-1.30pm
- Monday 8 January 2024 onwards, normal opening hours
St. Paul's Sports Hall
The historic St. Paul's building where you can find our St. Paul's Sports Hall as well as The Chaplaincy, is right in the heart of the campus. At most, a 10-minute walk from all halls and university buildings, your warm-up and cool-down is sorted. Our four-court sports hall is used for our Team UOP sports clubs to play, train and compete in, we've got all your needs covered for badminton, futsal, basketball, netball and volleyball.
St. Paul's Sports Centre, St. Paul's Road, Portsmouth, PO5 4AQ
Monday - Tuesday, Thursday - Friday, 5.00 - 10.00pm;
Wednesday, 12.00 - 10.00pm;
Saturday - Sunday, 10.00am - 6.00pm
For general travel around the city, including the student bus running throughout the week, e-scooter and bike usage on campus, check out our student guide to getting to campus and around the city - including the free University bus.
U2 bus service for students
The U2 bus service runs during parts of the year to help students get from the city centre campus to Langstone sports pitches.
If you get the U1 university bus instead, you’ll need to get off at the Prince Albert Road bus stop and walk down Locksway Road. Langstone Sports Site is about a 15-20 minute walk from the bus stop.
There are e-scooter stations located right next to Ravelin Sports Centre, on the corner of Burnaby Road, next to HMS Temeraire. There is also another station on St. Michaels Road.
If you are hoping to travel to Langstone Sports Site via e-scooter, there are stations located on Locksway Road, near the Thatched House and also at the other end of the bus lane on Sanderling Road.
Should you choose to use e-scooters, please remember to read all of the safety precautions you should be taking, these can be found on the Voi app.