UCFB Etihad Campus is our state-of-the art campus at the heart of Manchester, UK - one of the world's most famous soccer cities with a thriving student population. 

With the Etihad Stadium at the heart of the campus, students can visit the center of one of Europe’s most progressive soccer facilities. With impressive on-site facilities available to aid your studies, including stunning lecture theatres and seminar rooms, student social areas and cafeteria, library, media suite and quiet study zones, it is hard not to be inspired by your surroundings.

Manchester also plays host to two of football's most successful clubs, fierce rivals Manchester United and Manchester City. On top of this, its rich history, culture and legendary music scene make the northern city a must-see place in the UK.


Teaching locations at UCFB Etihad Campus 

Etihad Stadium

The 55,000 capacity Etihad Stadium sits at the heart the Etihad Campus, just a short walk from Manchester city centre.

Manchester Sports Village, Belle Vue

Manchester Sports Village, Belle Vue is the teaching location for all non-soccer students at UCFB Etihad Campus. It is also a primary teaching location for all coaching students.

FC United of Manchester

FC United of Manchester are a soccer club based in Moston, Manchester, that competes in the Northern Premier League Premier Division, the seventh tier of English soccer, and plays home matches at Broadhurst Park.

Curzon Ashton FC

Curzon Ashton Football Club is a soccer club based in Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester. Founded in 1963 and nicknamed "the Nash", the club is affiliated to the Manchester Football Association and currently competes in the National League North.

UCFB Study Hub @ Piccadilly Place

Located directly opposite Piccadilly Station and in the heart of Manchester, the UCFB Study Hub @ Picadilly Place is a brand new modern student facility that includes a  library, study hub and social space, as well as pastoral and learning support drop-in services.

National Cycling Centre

The National Cycling Centre is the home of British Cycling and the UK’s only permanent indoor BMX track.

Facilities available at UCFB Etihad Campus

  • Etihad Stadium - The 55,000 capacity Etihad Stadium sits at the heart the Etihad Campus;
  • Manchester Sports Village, Belle Vuethe teaching location for all non-soccer students at UCFB Etihad Campus;
  • Curzon AshtonUCFB utilises the facilities available at Curzon Ashton including a 3G pitch;
  • National Basketball Centre - The National Basketball Centre, located next to Manchester Sports Village, boasts three courts with markings for basketball and netball. It also includes a leisure centre, dance studio and community gym;
  • UCFB Study Hub @ Piccadilly Place – Located directly opposite Piccadilly Station and in the heart of Manchester, this brand new modern student facility;
  • Manchester Regional Arena – an eight-lane track and field arena with capacity for 6,500 spectators. The space was originally used as a warm-up area during the 2002 Commonwealth Games;
  • National Squash Centre – the home England Squash and Manchester Squash Club;
  • Manchester Tennis & Football Centre – a mix of six indoor and three outdoor courts fully floodlit to LTA standards, along with three 5-a-side 3G soccer pitches;
  • The National Speedway Stadium – home to Belle Vue Aces and a number of teaching spaces;
  • The National Cycling Centre – one of the world’s finest and fastest board tracks, home of British Cycling and the UK’s only permanent indoor BMX track;
  • Ten Acres Lane Sports Complex – home of the National Taekwondo Centre. Facility also provides a modern 3G soccer pitch.
Directions to UCFB Etihad Campus
UCFB Etihad Campus map (downloadable and printable)
Directions to UCFB Etihad Campus

UCFB Etihad Campus, which has the Etihad Stadium at its heart, is less than two miles from Manchester city centre and can be easily accessed by foot, car or public transport.

Please visit our dedicated Getting to UCFB Etihad Campus page for detailed information on how to arrive by walk, train and tube, bus, bicycle or car.

Map of the UCFB Etihad Campus facilities

Sporting opportunities at UCFB Etihad Campus

Thanks to a partnership with Manchester City Council, students can access and utilise facilities such as the Manchester Regional Arena and Indoor Athletics centre, National Squash Centre, Belle Vue Leisure Centre and the National Basketball Performance Centre.

The exciting addition of having access to these best-in-class facilities will enrich students’ studies alongside their academic learning. UCFB Etihad Campus is dedicated to educating students in the complex facets of the soccer and related industries.

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