Soccarena Facilities


Between Soccarena and New Ferens Park there are enough facilities that you will never be turned away. There are ample football pitches indoor and out, 300 seated stadium, three bars, a café, two kitchens, three conference rooms, a children’s party room, football party inflatables, male and female dressing rooms, a Sports therapist room, large car park plus over spill car park, disabled parking and access. Read on for more information.

Football Pitches

Soccarena has 4 state of the art floodlit indoor 6-a-side pitches all separately cordoned off. All pitches are 3rd generation turf which is the closest thing to playing on grass as the latest technology can provide.

Outdoor there is a magnificent 3rd generation 11-a-side floodlit pitch where Durham Women play their home games. The pitch outside can be transformed into 4 7-a-side pitches

Teams and people from all over the north east, whether they are professional or not, use Soccarena’s facilities on a regular basis for things such as private bookings, 6 a side leagues, tournaments, charity events and corporate days.

All pitches are available for hire. To book contact Soccarena on 0191 3706640.

300 seated stadium

New Ferens Park is arguably one of the best semi professional grounds in the country with sitting and standing sheltered areas, and is the perfect venue to watch local football and other events,

Function Room

Soccarena bar can be converted into the ideal venue for Family occasions and has had many memorable nights

The Club bar

The Sammy Crooks suite is used mainly for match day sponsors as a V.I.P lounge and private bar but is also available to book for small conferences & training days.

Food and Catering

The Soccarena Café bar also deals with catering for the children’s parties and can provide a delightful buffet for any organised event held within Soccarena

Conference Rooms

Soccarena’s conference room ‘theatre style’ can seat approximately 50 people, but is versatile and is used for many different gatherings. The conference room is used by many organisations to hold lessons and seminars. F.A. courses are run from it and many weekly meetings are based from here.

The conference room is also used for childrens birthday parties, a secure private room where the children are taken for food, drinks and presentations after their parties.


Feedback from children’s parties tells us the highlight of their day is usually the inflatables. The ‘Speedshot’ judges how hard you can strike a ball in miles per hour, which is great competitive entertainment. The ‘Powersave’ is a bouncy castle with a goal on the back, and includes a ball launcher that fires sponge balls at the goal while the children have to dive about trying to save them. Difficulty levels can be changed to suit age and ability.

The inflatables are used mainly for Soccarena birthday parties but sometimes get used for multi sports days and charity events.

Changing rooms

New Ferens Park has home and away dressing rooms plus match officials changing rooms, all with showers and toilets provided.

Parking spaces

With approximately 120 spaces available including disabled parking, there is often more than enough space provided, but should there be a problem Soccarena has access to an over spill car park on site.