Sports Training Village
Our renowned £30 million Sports Training Village (STV) on campus houses sport, fitness, coaching, physio and sport science facilities all largely under one roof.
The STV has indoor and outdoor facilities to accommodate more than 50 sports and regularly hosts major international competitions as well as being a world-class multi-sport training environment.
Our facilities include:
- Olympic-sized London 2012 Legacy Pool
- High performance and general fitness gyms
- Outdoor floodlit 400m athletics track
- Indoor sprint track
- Three large sprung-wood sports halls
- Indoor and outdoor (including clay) tennis courts
- Judo dojo
- Indoor jumps and throws hall
- Fencing pistes
- Outdoor and indoor shooting ranges
- The UK’s only bobsleigh/skeleton push-start track
- Dedicated rugby and football pitches
- Outdoor water-based and sand-based hockey pitches
- Physio treatment areas and sport science labs
- Sports Cafe
See a map of the campus or take a virtual tour on our Virtual Tour page.
Our facilities are accessible to people with disabilities. To find out more contact the STV’s main reception on 01225 386339.
Team Bath Arena
The 2,000-seater Team Bath Arena regularly hosts televised netball Superleague matches and other top events, such as the annual Strength in Depth competition. It has a flexible seating configuration making it ideal for sports events, concerts, awards ceremonies, conferences, corporate events, exhibitions and much more.
We can arrange audio visual and PA systems and catering, as well as offer event management services.
London 2012 Legacy Swimming Pool
Opened by Olympic silver medalist Michael Jamieson in 2015, our 50m swimming pool – used by Olympic, World and Commonwealth medallists, as well as open to the public on a daily basis – features the very latest technology, including a modernised plant room which ensures that the pool water circulation system operates efficiently.
The pool tank also contains a £30,000 state-of-the-art camera system which allows elite swimmers to analyse their stroke in training.
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Team Bath Gym
Over the summer of 2016, the Team Bath Gym enjoyed an extensive refurbishment during which a range of cutting-edge fitness technology equipment was installed.
Our gym’s technology includes aura strength products, S-Drives, Functional Trainers and Krankcycles, plus 7xi generation products including treadmills, ellipticals, upright bikes, ascent trainers and a ClimbMill.
These installations are in addition to the rowing machines, strength stations and range of free and fixed weights found throughout the gym.
A new £3.5million Team Bath Gym and Fitness Centre, doubling the current gym capacity, is scheduled to open in Autumn 2018 – click here for details.
Outdoor and indoor athletics tracks
On our Sports Training Village campus, we have an outdoor floodlit 400m athletics track as well as an indoor sprint track.
Our world-class track and field facilities are open to the public, meaning young athletes and recreational and club standard athletes can train at the same venue used by Olympic standard competitors.
Indoor, outdoor and clay tennis courts
The STV houses eight indoor, four outdoor and two clay courts, all within close proximity.
We are often a chosen venue for Aegon GB Pro-Series competitions, drawing some of the most talented players from around the world.
Our courts are also available to members of the public and young players wishing to play recreational tennis.
Hockey, football, rugby and cricket pitches
The STV is home to more than 20 hockey, football, rugby or cricket pitches, including two all-weather and floodlit hockey pitches.
Our six dedicated rugby pitches are often utilised by international squads such as Australia ahead of the 2015 Rugby World Cup (left) and England during the 2016 Six Nations.
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The inspirational setting of our martial arts dojo at the Sports Training Village is the hub of Team Bath’s judo activities.
Based on a traditional Japanese style, the dojo has been a training base for some of Britain’s top judoka, including double Olympic medallist Kate Howey, Olympic silver medallist Gemma Gibbons and Olympic athletes Emmanuel Nartey and Ben Fletcher.
It is also used by student groups and for our Team Bath Tribe judo sessions.
The UK’s only push-start track
The University of Bath is home to the UK’s only bobsleigh and skeleton push-start track, used by British Bobsleigh and Skeleton Association athletes who base their training here.
Our 140m push-start track enables Britain’s bobsleigh and skeleton athletes to hone their starts away from the ice. Since it was opened in 2002, skeleton athletes have won seven medals for Team GB at the Winter Olympic Games including gold-medallists Amy Williams (2010) and Lizzy Yarnold (2014 and 2018).
In 2015, the track was refurbished to feature a sophisticated braking mechanism to improve training safety and comfort.
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Other world class facilities
Our range of other facilities – including a jumps and throws hall, fencing salle and hydrotherapy pool – are all available for public use and can be hired on a personal or large event basis.
For full details on availability and prices, see our Opening Hours and Prices pages.
A café in the Sports Training Village serving healthy hot and cold breakfasts, sandwiches, bagels, pasta and frozen yoghurts, as well as smoothies, shakes, coffee and tea. It is fully open to the public, as well as students, sportspeople and staff.
The Sulis Club is located about a mile away from the University of Bath’s Claverton campus and features grass sports pitches and some changing rooms, as well as on-site car parking.
Download our brochure [PDF] for an in-depth look at our stunning facilities here at the University of Bath.
If you are looking to use our facilities for an event, please get in touch with our events team to discuss what we can do to make your event a success.