University Campus of Football Business (UCFB) Etihad Campus is our state-of-the-art campus devoted to the football industry in the heart of Manchester – one of the world’s most famous footballing cities with a thriving student population.

With the Etihad Stadium at the heart of the campus, students can live, learn and work at the centre of one of Europe’s most progressive football facilities. With impressive on-site facilities available to aid your studies, including stunning lecture theatres and seminar rooms, student social areas and cafeteria, library, media suite and quiet study zones, it is hard not to be inspired by your surroundings.

For a virtual view of the world-class UCFB Etihad Campus facilities, take the UCFB Virtual Tour.

The UCFB Student Experience: Living In Manchester

World-class facilities available at the UCFB Etihad Campus

  • UCFB Study Hub @ Piccadilly Place – Located directly opposite Piccadilly Station and in the heart of Manchester, this brand new modern student facility will include a state-of-the-art library, study hub and social space, as well as pastoral and learning support drop-in services. Within the Study Hub, there will also be a sports lab, radio studio and TV studio. 
  • Manchester Regional Arena – an eight-lane track and field arena with capacity for 6,500 spectators. The space was originally used as a warm-up area during the 2002 Commonwealth Games;
  • National Squash Centre – the home England Squash and Manchester Squash Club;
  • Regional Tennis & Football Centre – a mix of six indoor and three outdoor courts fully floodlit to LTA standards, along with three 5-a-side 3G football pitches;
  • The National Speedway Stadium – home to Belle Vue Aces and a number of state-of-the-art teaching spaces;
  • The National Cycling Centre – one of the world’s finest and fastest board tracks, home of British Cycling and the UK’s only permanent indoor BMX track;
  • Ten Acres Lane Sports Complex – home of the National Taekwondo Centre. Facility also provides a modern 3G football pitch.
Directions to UCFB Etihad Campus
UCFB Etihad Campus map (downloadable and printable)

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Directions to UCFB Etihad Campus

UCFB Etihad Campus, which has the Etihad Stadium at its heart, is less than two miles from Manchester city centre and can be easily accessed by foot, car or public transport.

Please visit our dedicated Getting to UCFB Etihad Campus page for detailed information on how to arrive by walk, train and tube, bus, bicycle or car.

Map of the UCFB Etihad Campus facilities

Manchester Sports Village, Belle Vue

Manchester Sports Village, Belle Vue

Manchester Sports Village, Belle Vue is the teaching location for all non-football students at UCFB Etihad Campus. It is also a primary teaching location for all coaching students. It is a multi-million-pound sports complex comprising of the following facilities:

  • Belle Vue Leisure Centre – inclusive of two state-of-the-art all-weather pitches, health and fitness suite, dance studio and eight badminton multi-sport sports hall;
  • National Basketball Performance Centre – three FIBA-standard courts and is home to Basketball England’s national teams;
  • The National Speedway Stadium – home to Belle Vue Aces and a number of state-of-the-art teaching spaces, including a multi-purpose 3G pitch.

Sporting opportunities at UCFB Etihad Campus

Thanks to a partnership with Manchester City Council, students can access and utilise facilities such as the Manchester Regional Arena and Indoor Athletics centre, National Squash Centre, Belle Vue Leisure Centre and the National Basketball Performance Centre.

The exciting addition of having access to these best-in-class facilities will enrich students’ studies alongside their academic learning. UCFB Etihad Campus is dedicated to educating students in the complex facets of the football and related industries.

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UCFB Etihad Campus accommodation

UCFB has partnered with Unite Students at Piccadilly Point to offer UCFB Etihad Campus students vibrant, safe and centrally-located student accommodation in the heart of Manchester.

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