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Synthetic Football Pitches

Our synthetic pitches are of the highest quality. They are maintained on a regular basis: each pitch is ‘brushed’ 2–3 times a week. Our stadium pitch is UEFA 2* and International Rugby Board (IRB) compliant. We are a training venue regularly used by domestic and international football and rugby teams, including the Scottish Women’s Football Team and the All Blacks.

Our pitches

We have 5-, 7- and 11-a-side pitches available for matches, training sessions and recreational play. Hire includes access to the team changing rooms and officials’ rooms for matches. Our pitches are floodlit. The stadium pitch has capacity for 3,200 spectators and a stand with covered seating for 504.

Community* Standard**
5-a-side pitch
(1 hour hire)
£40 £45
7-a-side pitch
(1 hour hire)
£42 £46
11-a-side pitch Community 3G
(2 hour hire)
£100 £120
11-a-side pitch Stadium 3G
(2 hour hire)
£125 £150

* Community rate: For local schools, youth groups, registered charities and constituted not-for-profit community groups who deliver benefits to the local community.

** Standard rate: All other customers.


Book your football pitch

To book football facilities or to find out more, please call The Academy on 0131 552 7854 and ask for Debbi McCulloch or Paul McMillan who will be happy to help you. You can contact Debbi at and Paul at 

Alternatively you can download our facilities form and return it to us by email, post or in person.

The Academy is located close to Ferry Road in the North of Edinburgh. You will find us just behind Morrison’s superstore. We have 34 private car parking spaces. Lothian Buses 21 and 27 stop just a few minutes' walk from us. We are also located on Cycle Route 1.