Definition of pitchside in English:



  • The area adjacent to the side of a football or other sports pitch.

    • ‘It also claimed that one of the three was sent off but refused to leave the pitch-side and ran back onto the pitch towards the referee.’
    • ‘My only other memory from that day was looking down at half-time to see rivers of urine making their way to pitchside.’
    • ‘Burnley chairman Barry Kilby will mark the milestone by making a special presentation to the Clarets chief at pitchside just before kick off tonight.’
    • ‘I was employed by Barcelona at the time and I wish I could have been more directly involved, watching from the pitchside.’
    • ‘Shinty players are definitely not faint-hearted and the views from the pitchside are often enough to set the strongest stomach churning.’
    • ‘Water filled the dug-outs at pitch side, seeped into hospitality suites and at one stage a car was seen floating through the car park at Elland Road.’
    • ‘The girls have scripted new chants for the Batley outfit and now stay on the pitchside for the duration of the game to cheer on their new heroes.’
    • ‘With 134 required from 15 overs, and the ground choked with dust, Tendulkar did not return to the pavilion but waited at the pitch side, helmet on, ready to proceed.’
    • ‘This would leave spectators at rugby and soccer matches a minimum of 15m from the pitch side and 25m from the goal line.’
    • ‘"I managed to play a couple of games, but then collapsed at pitch side," he said.’
    • ‘At a critical juncture in England's vital final group game, two Swedes took to tearing up and down the pitchside manically waving huge flags.’
    • ‘Like other football managers sitting nervously on the pitchside, Ferguson likes chewing.’
    • ‘We had tickets in the lower box, down near the pitchside, surrounded by a sea of blokes wearing not-quite tasteful black and orange clothing.’
    • ‘After leading the team out the boys will then be able to watch the game at pitchside before returning home on Monday.’
    • ‘Both Sean and Will will also offer their insight from pitchside.’
    • ‘The group were also able to walk down the tunnel to the pitch side and touch the famous 'This Is Anfield' sign.’

adverb & adjective

  • At, on, or towards the side of a football or other sports pitch.

    [as adjective] ‘a pitchside briefing’
    [as adverb] ‘reporters will be pitchside with the fans’