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The Alan Higgs Centre


Centre Opening Times


Monday - Friday 6:30am - 10:00pm
Saturday 8:30am - 10:00pm
Sunday 8:30am - 10:00pm

Please check with customer updates section for Christmas Holiday times and any changes in programming.


PLEASE NOTE: The fitness suite opening times differ from the centre opening times. Click here to view fitness suite opening times

LOCOG Accredited


The Alan Higgs Centre was built by The Alan Edwards Higgs Charity and opened in 2004. Discover more about the Charity and its projects.

The Alan Higgs Centre provides much needed sports and leisure facilities for people living in the South East of Coventry. The state of the art centre boasts some of the best sports and recreational facilities in the city.


The Alan Higgs Centre is located within 80 acres of land that has been subjected to many years of neglect and vandalism. A partnership with the Living Environment Trust in 2007 was established to transform the site into an important ecological and leisure resource for the community.


In addition to an extensive range of facilities for sport, exercise and recreational participation, the Alan Higgs Centre also incorporates specialist facilities such as indoor and outdoor 3G pitches, a BMX track, skate park and natural play area.


The Alan Higgs Centre, which is the base for Coventry City Football Club Academy, has hosted training sessions for National and International football teams and is the base for the Midlands Centre of Excellence for Rugby League. The Centre has also been chosen by LOCOG as a training venue for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.


For more information on the LOCOG accreditation, click here.






  • 60x40m Indoor 3G Football Pitch
  • 4 Court Sports Hall
  • Fitness Suite
  • Exercise Class Studio
  • Group Exercise Studio
  • Health Suite (Sauna and Steam)
  • Children's Play and Party Area
  • Function Rooms
  • Meeting and Conference Rooms
  • Environmental Projects Classroom
  • Café / Bar



  • Full Size Floodlit 3G Pitch
  • 4 Grass Pitches
  • Match Day Grass Pitch
  • 4 Netball Courts (2 Floodlit)
  • Skate Park & BMX Track
  • Sensory and Butterfly Gardens
  • Natural Play Area


Centre Accessibility

We pride ourselves on offering ‘access for all’ and all our staff are trained in disability awareness. For those customers that require additional accessibility requirements the Centre has been equipped with:

  • Large directional signs
  • Family / baby changing
  • Disabled toilets
  • Designated free car parking spaces
  • IFI accredited fitness equipment



Who to contact

For more information about any of the activities featured on this page, please contact:

The Alan Higgs Centre Reception

024 7630 8244

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