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Leisure centres re-opening information - 12 April 2021

Crystal, Dudley, Halesowen leisure centres, the Dell Stadium and Coseley Sports Centre (outdoor facilities only) are now open for selected activities.

Further details regarding activities, FAQs, memberships and other useful information are now available.

Dudley Council
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The Dell Stadium is the council's premier outdoor sports venue. The stadium boasts a wide range of facilities providing a superb training and competition venue that can accommodate sports, activities and events for people of all ages and abilities. Facilities include a floodlit 3G pitch, 400m athletics track, full sized grass pitches and more.

  • Dell Stadium

New rules and regulations and Covid-19 guidance

New rules and regulations

Following government advice in relation to COVID-19 and advice from Athletics UK and the Football Association, strict guidelines are in place at the stadium. Please note the following:

  • The Dell Stadium's football pitches will initially only be available to teams/clubs that are affiliated to the F.A.
  • The track can be accessed as an individual or in a group of no more than six people. Please note: floodlights will only be available when a minimum of six people are accessing the track. 
  • All football bookings and customers wishing to use the athletics track must book in advance prior to arrival. Customers who do not book in advance will not be admitted into the stadium.
  • When booking, your name and a contact number will be taken for track and trace purposes. Other information may be requested to reserve your booking.
  • As the Dell Stadium doesn’t offer an online booking facility, customers will need to call 01384 812942 to book a pitch or an athletics slot. Where possible, bookings should be paid for over the phone to reduce contact at the stadium. Where payment is made at the stadium contactless payment is preferable.
  • Casual bookings must be paid for in advance. There is a ‘no refund’ policy in place, any cancelled bookings will be given a ‘credit’ to book a date in the future (48 hours cancellation notice applies).
  • A five minute ‘safety buffer’ will be built into all bookings to allow for any set ups and to enable the previous booking to exit the pitch. You will be asked to remain and queue from reception while the pitches are being cleared. Your patience and cooperation while this takes place will be appreciated.
  • Do not touch or move the goals. The goals will be set up according to your booking. Any teams found moving goals will be asked to leave and this may jeopardise any future bookings.
  • Spectators/Parents will NOT be allowed to remain on site.
  • The changing rooms and shower facilities are closed, however toilet facilities are available.
  • The function room is currently closed.
  • Drinks and vending machines are not available. Please bring your own drinks along (no glass bottles) and we respectfully ask that you dispose of any items you bring with you in the bins provided.

Covid-19 guidance

All customers entering the facility must to adhere to the following:

Covid-19 symptoms
Please do not enter the facility if you, or someone you live with, has:
a high temperature
a new, continuous cough
a loss of, or change to, sense of smell or taste.

Social distancing
To help protect you and others strict social distancing measures are in place throughout the facility. Please keep 2 metres apart at all times. Additional notices and signage will be visible to help during your visit.

One way system
We are operating a one way system throughout the facility. Please follow the directional arrows in operation.

Increased cleaning and sanitising
Increased cleaning, sanitising and regular maintenance will be in place to help protect you and our staff.

Hand washing and sanitising
Wash your hands with soap and water regularly and for at least 20 seconds. Use sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available.

Face masks
Face masks must be worn when entering, exiting and transitioning through the centre. Your face mask must cover your nose and mouth at all times. Please do not wear a face mask when exercising.

We continue to follow the latest UK Active and Covid-19 Secure guidance on the safe operation of facilities. If government or industry guidance recommends changes to the way leisure facilities operate, we will advise customers via our website.

Facilities

Athletics Track

The Dell has a floodlit 400m synthetic athletics track with field facilities. It has 8 lanes with 10 straight lanes.  

The track can be accessed from 9am, 7 days a week during daylight hours only. Exceptions apply on a Wednesday from 6.30pm to 8pm. Please note availability is subject to other bookings. Please contact the stadium on 01384 812942 to check availability.

Our pitches

3G Floodlit Pitch

  • A brand new floodlit 3G sports pitch suitable for football and rugby
  • This can be hired as a quarter, half or full size pitch

Grass Floodlit Pitch

  • A full size grass football pitch and stadia seating
  • The seating overlooks the pitch and a 400m athletics track

 Caged Grass Pitch

  • A full size caged grass pitch is available to hire

Alternative Football Pitches

There are a number of alternative pitches available for hire across the borough:

  • Eleven-a-side, mini soccer and junior (9v9) football pitches available for hire at various parks and open spaces around the borough
  • An indoor artificial pitch is available at Dudley Leisure Centre
  • A five-a-side football court is available at Crystal Leisure Centre
  • Five full size grass football pitches, four sand based astro-turf pitches and an indoor five-a-side pitch are available at Coseley Leisure Centre

 

Recreation Ground

The recreation ground can be accessed via the stadium entrance or Pensnett Road.

The ground can be used for:

  • recreational activities and picnics
  • hire for special events

An outdoor gym and children's play area also sit within the grounds of the stadium.

Function Room

Our function room is available for hire and can accommodate up to 50 people. This can be used for meetings, birthday parties and other special occasions.

Please note: The function room is currently closed.

Our facilities can be used for casual athletics, club activities, coaching sessions, healthy lifestyles activities, school/college use, coaching programmes and events.

Bookings and Prices

Please contact the Stadium for booking enquiries. 

Price list of activities

Membership Schemes

Sport and Leisure Services offer a range of memberships to help you enjoy life, feel great and achieve a healthier lifestyle. Whatever your sporting interests, our team are on hand to provide advice and support, from your initial visit right through to you achieving your personal goals.

*Please note: A Parental/Carer consent form must be completed for children under 16 years of age.

Block Bookings

Teams and clubs who wish to block book a pitch should contact the administration team on 01384 812800 to check availability.

  • If you are a registered club but do no have a block booking with Dudley Council you will need to pay for your booking in advance
  • Please contact the leisure centre for further information

Hire for schools

Fancy holding your sports day, PE lesson or coaching course at one of the council’s premier outdoor sports venues? Then the Dell Stadium is for you!

For further details including availability and costs, call 01384 812942 or email kevin.levack@dudley.gov.uk

At the Dell Stadium

Dudley and Stourbridge Harriers Athletics (DASH) Club

Dudley and Stourbridge Harriers Athletics Club are based at the Dell Stadium. The club provide coaching on a Tuesday and Thursday evening from 6.30pm to 8.15pm, although some groups get together more frequently to train or take part in competitions. Children aged 9 years onwards, through to adults are welcome.

Specialist training is available from qualified coaches for beginners up to national standard. 

Activities at the club include sprinting, hurdling, middle distance, running, field events, road running, cross country and race walking. For further information on the DASH call in on a Tuesday or Thursday evening.

Please note: Dudley and Stourbridge Harriers will not be meeting at the club until further notice.

Parkrun

Parkrun is a free 5K run starting and finishing at The Dell Stadium. It takes place on Saturdays 9am onwards.

Suitable for all ages and fitness levels but children must be aged four and over. For further details go to Parkrun Dudley.

Please note: Parkrun is not currently taking place.

Football - Quids In!

Come and have a kick about on our fantastic 3G pitch. Just bring yourself, friends and a football! Monday to Friday, 3pm to 5pm term time.

  • 8 - 15 year olds can play for only £1
  • 16+ year olds can play for only £2

Please note that the session is unsupervised. Appropriate football boots required - only moulded, screw in plastic, nylon and rubber studs under 15mm allowed.

Please note: 'Quids In' is not currently taking place.

 

Covid-19 Secure Notice

Covid-19 Covid-19 Secure Risk Assessment

  • General enquiries: 01384 812942

    EmailThe Dell Stadium

    • Monday - 4pm to 9.45pm
    • Tuesday - 4pm to 9.45pm
    • Wednesday - 4pm to 9.45pm
    • Thursday - 4pm to 9.45pm
    • Friday - 4pm to 9.45pm
    • Saturday - 8am to 6pm
    • Sunday - 8am to 5pm

    Please note that opening times may vary depending on bookings.

    Customers wishing to use the stadium Monday to Friday, between 9am to 4pm are advised to call prior to visiting. 

    Last admission is one hour before closing time.

  • There is a large free car park on site in front of the main building.

  • Bryce Road, Pensnett, Brierley Hill, West Midlands, DY5 4NE