Much success, failure, triumph and heartache had been experienced over the years at Upper Malone. Champions have been made, trophies won and accolades heaped onto thousands of students throughout its existence. Now, with the investment, the outdoor facilities at Upper Malone have been turned into a world-class centre for training and competition, ensuring generations of students, staff and the community can continue to believe in excellence.
The Arena Pitch and Clubhouse dominate the new facility. Capable of seating nearly 330 people and sporting a fibre-sand reinforced pitch, it’s the only facility in the UK and Ireland that showcases the sports of rugby, Gaelic games and soccer on one single platform.
The perfect playing surfaces
State-of-the-art floodlit grass and synthetic playing surfaces are perfect for Gaelic games, hockey, rugby, soccer and other key sports. They are ideal for year-round training, sports camps and bookings, such as 5-a-side soccer.
As well as the 22 changing rooms in the Clubhouse, Upper Malone features 16 grass changing rooms with shower and ancillary provision, giving teams immediate access to the grass pitches on the south side of the site.
Indoor warm up/cool down area
This unique purpose-built area can allow teams to carry out pre and post match stretching and warm up activities indoors.
Strength and Conditioning Suite
The Upper Malone Strength and Conditioning Suite contains state-of-the-art equipment including Olympic bars and flat benches, strength and conditioning platforms with integrated racks/technique boxes, chin up bars and a whole lot more.
Queen’s Sport Upper Malone can cater for conferences large or small, with a beautifully-styled social area and a functional meeting room with AV capabilities, both of which are complemented by a bar and catering facilities (available on request).
Trim Trail (funded by Ulster Garden Villages)
The site is surrounded by a 3km recreational trim trail through pleasant surroundings and finished in quarry dust to ensure comfort under foot.
Access and Parking
With the entrance now on Upper Malone Road it improves access to the site, which is served by two large car parks that can house up to 300 vehicles and 10 coaches.
For further information or to make a booking please contact Reception at Upper Malone on 028 9062 3946.
Queen's University Belfast is registered with the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland NIC101788