Manchester Sports Village, Belle Vue is devoted to the sports industry in one of the world’s leading sports cities with a thriving student population.

At Manchester Sports Village, Belle Vue, students can live, learn and work across a network of elite sports venues. Planned developments will include impressive on-site facilities available to aid your studies, including lecture and seminar rooms, student social areas and cafeteria, library, IT suite and quiet study zones. From September 2019, the Manchester Sports Village, Belle Vue will deliver an immersive student experience in the world of sport.

About Belle Vue Sports Village

UCFB’s learning ethos is to immerse students in the world of sports business. Being located amongst these facilities will enrich students’ studies alongside their academic learning. Manchester Sports Village, Belle Vue is dedicated to educating students in the complex facets of the sports industry.

The Belle Vue Sports Village includes the following facilities:

  • The National Speedway Stadium – Home to Belle Vue Aces, this contemporary stadium houses a number of state-of-the-art teaching spaces and a sports pitch for coaching classes;
  • Belle Vue Leisure Centre – Offering access to an indoor multi-use sports hall, two new all-weather 3G pitches, a dance studio and a community gym;
  • National Basketball Performance Centre – Created in 2016, this modern facility is the home of Basketball England.

UCFB’s Manchester Business Centre

Located at Piccadilly Place in the heart of the city, this fresh space will provide advanced learning and networking opportunities for UCFB students from September 2019. Given Manchester’s strong media industry, UCFB’s Manchester Business Centre has plans to host a fully kitted UCFB Media Suite to support media, marketing, journalism and broadcasting students based in Manchester. Planned developments also include a business centre and meeting rooms, and seminar rooms for UCFB students.

Nearby sports venues and trade partnerships

Through an extensive network of trade partnerships, UCFB are able to provide access to industry leaders and state-of-the-art venues across a range of sports. Manchester Sports Village, Belle Vue, students are surrounded by these wider facilities and organisations to aid their student experience:

  • Etihad Campus – Part of UCFB’s Etihad Campus facilities, students at Manchester Sports Village, Belle Vue, will also be a short journey from one of the UK’s most progressive sports complexes, which includes publicly accessible facilities such as the Regional Arena & National Squash Centre, Manchester Tennis & Football Centre and the National Cycling Centre;
  • The National League – The agreement provides students the opportunity to gain valuable work experience across the league’s 68 clubs and its three divisions;
  • The Rugby Football League – This trade partnership allows UCFB students to gain invaluable work experience opportunities at one of the country’s leading sporting bodies;
  • FC United of Manchester – The National League North club at Broadhurst Park is located in East Manchester, close to Manchester Sports Village students’ primary learning venue in Belle Vue;
  • Salford Red Devils – Manchester’s only Super League club is another key industry partner in the city.

Map of Manchester Sports Village, Belle Vue