|| With 90 football
pitches, a number of junior teams, and two professional
sides to choose from, Nottingham has lots to offer today’s
If you want a friendly five-a-side game then check
out the facilities at Southglade Leisure Centre [map], which has a sports hall that is marked out for football.
Other centres also worth checking out for their indoor
and outdoor football facilities include, Clifton Leisure
Centre [map] and the Harvey Hadden Leisure
Centre [map], which both have junior teams and
coaching sessions available.
For those who just want to enjoy a casual kick-about with family and friends there are more than 30 public
parks in Nottingham with a staggering 90 pitches,
where you can enjoy a friendly game of soccer. Among them
is Woodthorpe Grange [map],
which covers more than 200 acres of scenic parkland. Along
with plenty of space for a game of football, the park
also boasts a pitch and putt golf course and picturesque
The city’s Coca-Cola Championship team is Nottingham Forest FC,
who have had a rather illustrious past, mainly thanks
to its connections with the legendary Brian Clough.
Nottingham’s other professional side is Notts
County FC, which plays at Meadow Lane and is actually
the world’s oldest league club.
To show your support for The Reds or The Magpies,
or to get the latest training gear, head to one of the
many sports shops in the city centre, including JJB
Sports, which sell a wide selection of football clothing