Spectator Information


BUCS Big Wednesday Powered by New Balance sees the culmination of 16 BUCS team sports with 57 teams being able to walk away with gold medals. The finals will be hosted at the University of Nottingham across six sport hubs; David Ross Sports Village, Highfields Sports Complex, Nottingham Hockey Centre, Nottingham Tennis Centre, Jubilee Sports Centre and Basford United Football Club. For the first time two American Football fixtures will kick off the action on Tuesday, and we look forward to welcoming the Wheelchair Basketball Final on Wednesday for the first time. A total of 57 fixtures makes the 2022 event the biggest BUCS Big Wednesday ever.

Addresses and Sport Locations

HUB 1: David Ross Sports VillageBeeston Lane, Nottingham NG7 2RJ

  • American Football (Tuesday only), Badminton, Basketball, Fencing, Lacrosse, Netball, Squash, Table Tennis, Water Polo & Wheelchair Basketball

HUB 2: Nottingham Tennis CentreUniversity Blvd, Nottingham NG7 2QH

  • Tennis

HUB 3: Nottingham Hockey CentreUniversity Blvd, Nottingham, NG7 2PS

  • Hockey

HUB 4: Highfields Sport ComplexUniversity Blvd, Nottingham, NG7 2PS

  • Rugby League
  • Rugby Union

HUB 5: Basford United Football Club - Greenwich Ave, Nottingham NG6 0LE

  • Football 

HUB 6: Jubilee Sports Centre - Jubilee Campus, 7301 Wollaton Rd, Nottingham NG8 1BB

  • Volleyball


The event will be ticketed across all sports except for Tennis. For all ticket information & prices please see here. Please note that a number of BUCS Big Wednesday Fixtures are now sold out. Access to spectate will be via ticket only. A limited number of spaces have been reserved for accredited players/staff but this will be available on a first come first serve basis, with ticket holders having priority. 

Tickets will only be available to buy on the day online (via your phone) if there is space and we will not be able to take cash.


Food and refreshments will be available for spectators to purchase at the event.


Spectator parking for HUBS 1-4 is available in Florence Boot Field (NG7 2QE), at the West entrance to the campus, where parking will be free of charge.

For Jubilee Sports Centre, vehicles will need to park at Melton Hall (8 min walk)

For Basford United Football Club spectators can park onsite.

Please note for American Football, you can park on main campus for free (no parking ticket needed). We advise leaving ample time to find parking and recommend parking on Beeston Lane, the Bowling Green, Nightingale Hall or the following halls of residences which are a short walk away from the David Ross sports village: Cavendish, Ancaster, Sherwood and Rutland Halls.

Note - Florence Boot is for spectator parking but open only for Wednesday of BBW!

Photography & Filming

By attending BUCS Big Wednesday as spectator, you agree to photography and videography which may be used by BUCS and approved BUCS third parties including the University of Nottingham. This may include using your image in photographs, live and pre-recorded footage online, in print and/or television programming to promote BUCS, BUCS Big Wednesday and BUCS event sponsors and funders.

All photos will be uploaded to the BUCS Flickr account in the week following the event.

Social Media

Follow what’s happening at BUCS Big Wednesday through our social media channels.

Twitter: @bucssport

Facebook: www.facebook.com/BUCS

Instagram: @BUCSsport

YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/BUCSsport

Event hashtag: #BUCSBigWednesday

Live Streaming

13 sports will be live streamed at BUCS Big Wednesday; American Football, Badminton, Basketball, Football, Hockey, Lacrosse, Netball, Rugby League, Squash, Table Tennis, Tennis, Volleyball and Wheelchair Basketball. To watch, visit our website or YouTube channel.


Although Government guidelines have been relaxed, we will be continuing to implement the following general measures across all of our events. Click here for these measures.