Players within the football programme have access to world-class facilities at St Andrews which enhances our ability to offer a professional environment allowing players to maximise their potential.
Saints Sport offers a wide range of indoor and outdoor sports facilities, which are available all year round.
- dedicated performance suite for performances teams and sport scholars
- modern, spacious gym
- exercise studio
- four-court sports hall
- new technical climbing wall
- eight-court arena
- four-court indoor tennis centre
- 13 grass pitches
- full-size floodlit 3G synthetic pitch
- sand-dressed synthetic pitch
- four tennis courts
- athletics track
- additional multi-sport grass pitches
- multi-sport courts
The grass pitches at University Park are renowned across the country as amongst the finest in Scotland. The three premium grass pitches that make up the Carnegie Fields are amongst the finest playing surfaces in the country. Each pitch benefits from a fully-automated, remote controlled Hunter irrigation system equipped with 24 individual sprinklers per pitch for maximum water.
Our full size FIFA standard floodlit 3G synthetic pitch provides an additional all-weather training space and a venue for a series of regular evening matches.
Players on the performance team also make use of the top class Performance Suite – a dedicated Strength and Conditioning gym that provides a private space for the performance squad to train undisturbed. Sessions are run by expert Strength and Conditioning accredited coaches who develop football specific programmes for our athletes.
ProSport – professional training camps
The high standard of our facilities has been praised by many professionals who have visited St Andrews, including Manchester United FC, West Ham United FC, Brighton & Hove Albion FC, Manchester City FC, FC Barcelona and Everton FC.
Dundee United FC have based their training ground at the High Performance Centre at University Park since 2009 and continue to receive support from our Strength and Conditioning team.
The peaceful and private setting of University Park continues to attract many professional teams to St Andrews each year for pre-season or mid-season training camps. To find out more about the training facilities available to external teams and professional athletes, visit the ProSport St Andrews website.