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All weather football pitches for let

5 a-side, 7 a-side and 11-a-side football pitches for hire in North Edinburgh for training, matches and recreational play. Your pitch let includes access to the team changing rooms and to the officials’ rooms for matches. As a customer of The Academy you are helping to support our social enterprise that aims to change lives through sport in North Edinburgh.

Our all-weather pitches are of the highest quality. The community pitch has recently been resurfaced with new state-of-the-art Fieldturf Core. The pitches are maintained on a regular basis and each pitch is ‘brushed’ 2–3 times a week. The stadium pitch is UEFA 2* and International Rugby Board (IRB) compliant. The pitches are floodlit and the stadium pitch has capacity for 3,200 spectators and a stand with covered seating for 504.

We also offer pre and post match hospitality packages with your choice of snacks, sandwiches and hot meals.

We are  proud to be a venue regularly used by domestic and international football and rugby teams, including the Scottish Women’s Football Team and the All Blacks.

As a condition of using our facility current Covid-19 guidelines and rules must be adhered to at all times. All users must undertake and provide proof of a rigorous risk assessment. Those attending SCSL agree to comply with Scottish Government, Scottish Football Association and sportscotland guidance in relation to stipulated restrictions and rules.

Community* Standard**
5-a-side pitch
(1 hour hire)
£40 £45
7-a-side pitch
(1 hour hire)
£46 £50
11-a-side pitch Community 3G
(2 hour hire)
£110 £130
11-a-side pitch Stadium 3G
(2 hour hire)
£125 £150

For elite team matches and training rates please contact us.

* Community rate: For local schools, youth groups, registered charities and constituted not-for-profit community groups who deliver benefits to the local community.

** Standard rate: All other customers.

Please note, we only allow only moulded or bladed boots on the pitches. If you need to borrow boots we have a boot bank at The Academy. 

Book your football pitch

To book football facilities or to find out more, please call The Academy on 0131 552 7854 and ask for Debbi McCulloch or Paul McMillan who will be happy to help you. You can contact Debbi at and Paul at 

The Academy is located close to Ferry Road in the North of Edinburgh. You will find us just behind Morrison’s superstore. We have 34 private car parking spaces. Lothian Buses 21 and 27 stop just a few minutes' walk from us. We are also located on Cycle Route 1.