An aerial view of spinnaker sports centre

Finding Us and Travel

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 centre opening later this year 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.  

Opening times

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

Location

Ravelin Sports Centre, Cambridge Road, Portsmouth PO1 2SE

Ravelin Sports Centre swimming pool

St. Paul's Sports Hall

The historic St. Paul's building 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. St. Paul's features our extra four-court sports hall.  

Location

St. Paul's Gym, St. Paul's Road, Portsmouth, PO5 4AQ 

Opening times

Monday - Friday, 9.00am - 5.00pm; Saturday - Sunday, closed

Female student using ropes in exercise class

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.

Location

Langstone Sports Site, Furze Lane, Portsmouth, PO4 8LW  

Core opening times

Monday-Friday, 7.30am - 10.00pm; Saturday-Sunday, 8.30am - 6.00 pm

Monday 18 April to Sunday 29 May 2022

Monday 12 September to Sunday 11 December 2022

Tuesday 3 January to Sunday 26 March 2023

Monday 17 April to Sunday 28 April 2023

Non-core opening times

Monday-Friday, 7.30am - 9.00pm; Saturday-Sunday, 8.30am - 1.30pm

Monday 30 May to Sunday 11 September 2022

Monday 12 December to Friday 23 December 2022

Monday 27 March to Sunday 16 April 2023

Langstone Closures  

All bank holidays and the university Christmas shut down (Saturday 24 December 2022 - Monday 2 January 2023)

Goal keeper and players playing a hockey match on astro turf

Travel

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.

E-scooter stations

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.

Map of our facilities