Football

We have outdoor pitches throughout Edinburgh in both grass and astroturf for 5, 7 and 11-a-side and some venues offer floodlights so you can play outdoors all year round. 

Prefer to play indoors? Our halls are set up with goals and very popular for smaller groups of 5s - hire a hall for some lunchtime action or a get together with friends.

  • 5 and 7-a-side astro - ideal for smaller groups and play in most weather conditions
  • 5-a-side at Meadowbank Sports Centre - bring the outdoors indoors with our next generation FIFA-approved artificial grass surface
  • 5-a-side indoor - hire indoor hall space at leisure centres across Edinburgh




  • 11-a-side astro - full size and all weather available at Meadowbank, Saughton and Meggetland
  • 11-a-side grass - available in locations all across Edinburgh
  • Grass training - train on the turf at Jack Kane Sports Centre

For outdoor pitch bookings contact sportspitch@edinburghleisure.co.uk 




Astro Pitches

Our 3G astro pitch is designed to minimise injuries, reduce ball bounce and has a natural feel – like playing on grass but better suited to the Scottish weather.

Grass Pitches

If you prefer to play your favourite pastime in the traditional way then we have the turf - ideal for informal games and larger groups.

Hall Hire

Don't let the weather stop a game of footie! We have indoor hall space at several of our venues that are ideal for a game of 5-a-side.



Birthday Parties

Keen to score a great birthday party? Enjoy an hour of indoor 5s, have a kick about, play games or invite a coach before more fun in the party room. 

Football Coaching

Starting from the age of 3 to P7 children in our classes will develop confidence, spatial awareness and teamwork. As they progress they'll put their skills, tactics and knowledge into practice playing the game they enjoy

Discount Card

With our Discount Card you can save up to 20% every time you play at a one off cost of £34.90 for a period of 12 months - and book pitches or halls in advance.



Our pitches can be booked for a regular weekly slot or amateur club games. Our pitches can also be hired throughout the football season (August to May), with a limited number available in the summer.

Contact our sports pitch bookings team to make arrangements:

t: 0131 669 0404 (Option 2)
e: sportspitch@edinburghleisure.co.uk



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Each week we provide an update on the playability of our outdoor football pitches. Please note, decisions on playability of grass pitches are made by City of Edinburgh Council Ground maintenance team. Any queries can be directed to sportspitch@edinburghleisure.co.uk



Pitch Bookings

PitchBookings can be made up to 8 days in advance. Bookings must be paid for at the time of booking. 

Edinburgh Leisure Discount Card holders and members can book online, via the app, in person or on the phone, 8 days in advance. Online and App bookings open at midnight.

Customers who do not have an Edinburgh Leisure card and customers who have a 10 for 8 card can book 7 days in advance online, via the App, in person or by the phone.You can only book online or via the App if you have a member record on our system.

No one can be in two places at once, so customers can't book two pitches that run at the same time.

You can check your bookings by clicking ‘My bookings’ on the app and by checking ‘upcoming bookings’ in the online booking page. Click here to access your online bookings. If you make a booking on the app you can add it to your calendar and set up a calendar reminder.

Arriving in time for our booking 

When you arrive, please ensure you check in with the Welcome Host at least 10 minutes prior to the booking to confirm your attendance.

Changing or cancelling your booking and no shows

Isn’t it frustrating when you can’t get a pitch? Even more so when you find out that a time was available because someone booked and didn’t turn up or cancelled at the last minute. 

Please change or cancel your booking with 24hrs hours notice prior to your booking time if you are unable to make it and we will move your booking to another time or you won't be charged for cancelling your booking. Bookings with less than 24hrs notice won't be moved to another time or be eligible for a refund.

Building closures

If for any reason we need to close a venue we will update our website with these closures. If the venue is closed, we will cancel your booking. If you have already paid, we will contact you to either move your booking or refund your payment. If you have any queries about bookings or cancellations, please speak to a member of staff or contact customeraccounts@edinburghleisure.co.uk