The University Sports Centre has recently undergone a major £14 million refurbishment and now provides some of the best sports facilities in Scotland. 

The grass pitches at University Park are renowned across the country as amongst the finest in Scotland and have been praised by many professionals who have visited, including players and staff from FC Barcelona, Manchester United FC, Manchester City FC and Everton FC.

Dundee United FC continues to train at University Park throughout the year, making use of our equipment, football pitches, Strength & Conditioning staff and sports science resources.

In 2015, the Scottish Football Association (SFA) Coach Education Courses at UEFA accreditation level were held in St Andrews. 

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.

Football programme

As part of the Saints Football programme, players have access to: 

  • Six grass football pitches, played on all year round and maintained by full-time ground staff 
  • A full size floodlit FIFA two-star 3G synthetic pitch 
  • A floodlit sand-dressed synthetic-turf pitch 
  • Our Strength & Conditioning Suite 
  • Gym & fitness suites 
  • Video analysis and meeting rooms