Whether playing the game or enthusiastically supporting, Glasgow wears its passion for sport on its sleeve.
State of the Art Sports Facilities
On campus, we have two fantastic sports complexes - the Stevenson Building and the Garscube Estate. The Stevenson Building is located at the centre of our west end campus. In the Stevenson, students have access to a 25m swimming pool, a fully equipped gym, sauna and steam rooms, squash courts and cardio, strength and fitness suites. Within the Garscube Estate, we boast a huge parkland area complete with six all weather pitches (for hockey, football and rugby), a cricket oval and tennis courts. More on University of Glasgow sports facilities.
Home of the 2014 Commonwealth Games
As future host of the 2014 Commonwealth Games, Glasgow is making huge investments in sporting facilities. You have the chance to be part of these exciting times.
Sport and leisure centres
You can join leisure centres all over the city. Culture and Sport Glasgow, the public sports provider, has more than 28 centres including gyms, running tracks, swimming pools and wall climbing venues.
Football and rugby
Celtic and Rangers have spread Glasgow's name around the football-loving world. Meanwhile, all levels of rugby enjoy a strong following, from the Glasgow Warriors to local club involvement.
The west coast of Scotland has some of the best golf courses in the world. Within a 15 mile radius you can play casually or seriously, while enjoying gorgeous views across to the islands.
Europe's adventure playground
With hundreds of miles of lochs (lakes) and mountains, Scotland is Europe's prime destination for fans of adventure sports. Glasgow offers
- an exceptional location with easy access to some of the world's most awe-inspiring landscapes and wild places
- Loch Lomond, the Trossachs and routes to the highlands only 40 minutes away
- one of three Xscape centres in the UK with a real snow slope indoors.
Montage (L-R): BMX rider on ramp, Tom Barrack; sprinters, fitness class participants, girl on treadmill, girl stretching, runners, boys playing football: Culture and Sport Glasgow; skateboarder, Tom Barrack.