The Council has a number of 11 a-side, mini soccer and junior (9v9) football pitches available for hire at various parks and open spaces around the borough; some sites have changing room facilities. Our pitches are available to hire on both a seasonal and a casual basis.
How do I book a football pitch at a park?
Bookings are taken to cover a full or partial football season, running from mid-August through to mid-May.
If you wish to book a pitch for the season, please use our online Football Pitch Booking form or complete the application form that is available at the bottom of this page. Please read the agreement of hire conditions and also the terms and conditions relating to the hiring of football pitches before signing and returning the form.
Please contact us to discuss the availability of the pitches or to be sent an application form. Please note that priority will be given to existing bookings.
Bookings can be made by contacting us using the details at the bottom of this webpage. When making a booking, please remember to supply the following information:
Bookings are confirmed once payment has been made. Payments can only be made by cheque with a covering letter.
No games are permitted to take place unless they are pre-booked.
How much would it cost to hire a pitch?
Full details can be found in Football Pitch Fees
How do I pay for an outdoor sports pitch?
Payment for seasonal bookings of the full size pitches may be in two equal instalments. The first half season payment (50% of the total fees) will be due for payment by early October 2016 The second half season payment will be due January 2017. Payment for mini-soccer pitches must be made in full during October 2016.
If you are a registered club but do not have a block booking with Dudley Council you will have to pay for your booking, in advance, by credit or debit card when contacting us, stating where you would like to play.
Teams playing in Dudley & Cradley Heath Football League and Kidderminster & District Football League should make payments direct to their league. Confirmation of bookings will be sent to the League.
Cancellation of a booking
A £28.61 administration fee is payable, if this booking is cancelled for both Casual and Seasonal Books.
The cancellation fee will apply to seasonal bookings, if the booking is cancelled prior to payment of the 1st instalment of pitch fees.
The cancellation fee will apply to casual bookings once the payment has been received.
Allocation of Pitches
The allocation of a football pitch to a team or league by the Council is for a specific day and time (i.e. Sunday morning) and does not entitle the team or league to use the facilities (i.e. pitch or changing room and showers) at any other time. Midweek games are only allowed when fixed as an alternative date for an earlier postponed game and when permission has been granted by the authority.
No team or league shall allow practice games to take place mid-week, otherwise full re-instatement costs will be levied. Any team or league who continually disregard this ruling will be notified in writing on threeoccasions to cease, failure to comply will result in the removal of all facilities allocated.
Where are the football pitches?
Details of all of the football pitches that are available in the parks can be found at the following link:
Location of the football pitches in the parks
Changing Rooms and Showers
Facilities are available at all some of the venues for changing and showering. Please see the table above for further information
Pitch availability in the event of adverse weather and ground conditions
Any decisions regarding playability will be left to the referees or leagues.
Any casual match booked, which is subsequently cancelled by referees due to the adverse weather conditions, would be subject a refund or rescheduled.
The football season is as follows:.
Season Starts: Weekend 13th /14th August 2016
Season Ends: Weekend 6th /7th May 2017
All weather pitches / Synthetic Venues
Indoor artificial pitches are available at Dudley Leisure Centre and the Crystal Leisure Centre.
Terms and conditions
All football lets are subject to terms and conditions. You can download these from the bottom of this webpage.
The Council will provide goal posts for full size pitches (excluding Mini-Soccer pitches) prior to the start of the season; these will then be removed at the end of the season to allow for pitch reinstatement work.
Goalposts for mini soccer and the 9v9 pitches must be supplied by the teams or leagues themselves.
Nets and corner flags are not provided by the Council.
Every attempt will be made by Dudley Council to mark all football pitches on a weekly basis commencing 13th August 2016 up to 7th May 2017.
No guarantee of line markings quality in adverse weather conditions is given.
Further markings will be the responsibility of the league or club.
Report a problem with a pitch
Teams should report any defects, damage or otherwise, which is considered a complaint of the service directly to their leagues by telephone before midday on Monday. This should then be confirmed in writing, to the League Secretary within three working days giving the following details: Name of team, nature of complaint, date and time of incident.
The team or league secretary, on receipt of such complaints must then notify the Council using the contact details below giving full details.
If you would like to report a problem with any aspect of the maintenance of a pitch, please use our online form.
Please see Grounds Maintenance for further information.
Making a complaint
If you feel we have failed to provide you with good service or are concerned about the progress of your application, please contact us and we will endeavour to resolve any concerns you may have. We also have a formal complaints procedure.
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