Manadon FAQs


What will the facility include?
  • A Football Association-standard artificial playing pitch and new floodlights to replace the current sand-dressed astroturf, which is not fit for purpose
  • Two new junior grassroots football pitches
  • A new artificial cricket wicket and eight grass wickets
  • A two-storey pavilion with:

An office for the Argyle Community Trust


New four changing room complex (built to Football Foundation and England and Wales Cricket Board guidelines)

Training room

Large function room

Catering facilities

  • Improved car park and entrance, with security gates
  • A security fence to protect the grass pitches, with room around the outside for dog-walking
  • Open access at designated times

At a later stage we hope to provide:

  • A multi-use games arena next to the 3G pitch
  • Four-lane cricket nets for training
When will it open?

The project completion date is November 2018 but it is anticipated the artificial pitch will be available by early Spring 2018.

How will it benefit local residents?

It will:

  • improve the current site and make it more secure
  • provide first class facilities for the local community
  • increase opportunities to participate in sport and recreation within the local area
  • provide accessible sports facilities
  • be staffed every day, giving the site a greater presence within the local community
How can I book the facility?

The Trust is currently tendering for a bookings platform. In the meantime, you can email requests to Identified grassroots clubs through the Devon FA will be given priority.

Who are the key partners?

Plymouth City Council

Argyle Community Trust

Football Foundation

England and Wales Cricket Board

Sport England

Plymouth Civil Service and Roborough Cricket Club

Devon Football Association

Devon England and Wales Cricket Board

When and how can residents find out more and give feedback?

There will be some ‘meet the partners’ events, dates announced soon to showcase the project and give people a chance to ask questions and share their views.


Will Argyle’s first team be using this facility?

It is a community facility first and foremost but first team players and management will attend community events at the site. The team may also undertake some open training events at the site to engage with the local community.

What will happen when Plymouth Parkway has a match?

Parking spaces will be made available for Plymouth Parkway and spectators, with a cordoned-off area for users of the facility.


Who is going to be playing cricket at the site?

The aim is to bring more cricket teams back into the city and we are delighted that Plymouth Civil Service and Roborough Cricket Club will reside at Manadon. Their aim will be to increase participation in cricket.


How can I join in with cricket or football if I am not part of a team?

Please email or call 01752 562561 (extension 162) and the trust will provide you with contact details for clubs in the local area. We would love to hear from you, whatever your age, ability or gender. If you are interested in taking part in football or cricket activities or fun fitness associated with these sports, get in touch.

How much will it cost?

We are just finalising costs, which will be published shortly on the Argyle Community Trust website.


How will you give priority to clubs if one club is interested in hiring the facility?

We will liaise with the local county FA to accommodate as many clubs as possible. If the site is unavailable, we will work with other community sports facility sites and schools to provide alternatives.


Will priority be given to local residents?

Priority times and hours will be available for local residents.

What will the opening hours be?

The artificial pitch will be open at the following times:

Monday to Friday, 9am to 10pm

Saturday, 9am to 7pm

Sunday, 10am to 7pm

The pavilion opening hours will be confirmed at a later date.


How do we report an issue?

The trust is appointing a facilities manager for the site. In the meantime please contact Mark Lovell on 01752 562561 (extension 4) or email


What activities will be available for children?

Multiple activities will be on offer for young people and children throughout the year, including turn up and play football and multi-sport sessions, cricket, health sessions and more.


Will there be activities for the over 60s?

Yes, we will have a number of activities.