Some of the best university sports facilities in the UK Some of the best university sports facilities in the UK

Whether you're an absolute beginner or a top performer, whether you play for fun or for competition, we hope you will take advantage of our outstanding sporting facilities…


Sportspark is the biggest university indoor sports centre in Britain with international standard facilities.

There is a 50m Olympic size pool, 12 badminton courts, an 8-lane athletics track, six floodlit hockey and soccer pitches as well as a state-of-the-art gym. Add to that the 10x28m climbing wall, 5 squash courts, newly-equipped gymnastics centre, 6 tennis courts and 40 acres of playing fields, and you can see why Sportspark is a one-stop sporting destination. There are loads more on offer so pop along and investigate further.

"The excellent sports facilities are based around the £30 million Sportspark, which boasts an Olympic-sized swimming pool, fitness and aerobics centres, athletics track, climbing wall, gymnastics centre, courts and pitches."
The Times Good University Guide 2012.

Woodlands, walks and acres of green space 

UEA is located within over 360 acres of landscape, including woodland, footpaths, a man-made lake known locally as 'the UEA Broad' and playing fields for soccer, rugby, cricket, lacrosse, American football and baseball. There are a whole host of sporting clubs, societies and events, including the weekly SportsNight, held in the Union Bar every Wednesday. Visit the Student Union pages for more details.

Student societies and sports facilities

Our excellent sports facilities are also used by UEA’s clubs and societies so you may find yourself visiting the Sportspark that way. If you’re not sure that sports are your thing, we have plenty of other entertainment options, including live music, comedy and theatre productions. Find out more about student life at UEA.