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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.  

Opening times

Monday - Friday, 6.30am - 10.30pm

Saturday - Sunday, 7.00am - 9.00pm

Bank holidays, 8.00am - 6.00pm

Closed: Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day


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

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 - 2.00pm

Monday 25 March to Sunday 14 April 2024

Monday 27 May to Sunday 15 September 2024

Langstone Closures  

All bank holidays and the university Christmas shutdown

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 

Opening times

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.

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