Definition of pitchside in English:



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

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Like other football managers sitting nervously on the pitchside, Ferguson likes chewing.’
    • ‘"I managed to play a couple of games, but then collapsed at pitch side," he said.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Both Sean and Will will also offer their insight from pitchside.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘This would leave spectators at rugby and soccer matches a minimum of 15m from the pitch side and 25m from the goal line.’
    • ‘I was employed by Barcelona at the time and I wish I could have been more directly involved, watching from the pitchside.’
    • ‘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 group were also able to walk down the tunnel to the pitch side and touch the famous 'This Is Anfield' sign.’
    • ‘Shinty players are definitely not faint-hearted and the views from the pitchside are often enough to set the strongest stomach churning.’
    • ‘After leading the team out the boys will then be able to watch the game at pitchside before returning home on Monday.’
    • ‘My only other memory from that day was looking down at half-time to see rivers of urine making their way to pitchside.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Burnley chairman Barry Kilby will mark the milestone by making a special presentation to the Clarets chief at pitchside just before kick off tonight.’

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’
    • ‘The pitch-side microphone picks up Bobby Robson screaming "Shola, get some movement!"’
    • ‘With pitch-side thermometers revealing temperatures of 27C, this was perhaps a taste of things to come, not that the stamina-sapping atmosphere affected the players.’
    • ‘Reporters will be pitch side, with the fans, and by the dug-outs.’
    • ‘And that's exactly what Allen did towards the end when he abandoned his pitch-side position to sit with the City fans a few rows behind the dug-out.’
    • ‘Her first outing will be this Saturday as pitch-side reporter for the France v Wales game in Paris, on the final weekend of the RBS Six Nations championship.’
    • ‘Everybody is welcome to watch, there is no charge, there is always plenty of food, and refreshments pitch side.’
    • ‘Fiona Brennan was pitch side at Loftus Road to capture the action.’
    • ‘What will stay with me, hauntingly, from this World Cup are the framed shots of players having their war wounds repaired pitch-side by the team physio.’
    • ‘More unforgettable, however, were his subsequent celebrations as he leered into a pitchside camera, eyes blazing, froth almost pouring from his mouth.’
    • ‘An unforgettable score for all - including workmen working pitch side who showed their appreciation.’
    • ‘The players then took part in a mass autograph signing and picture taking session and the afternoon finished with a tour round the dressing rooms and pitch-side dugouts.’
    • ‘When Dublin introduced Mark Vaughan against Tyrone one of the BBC's pitch-side cameras from behind the goal captured him perfectly giving the young Dublin forward a de-briefing.’
    • ‘That soon changed when he got pitchside for the re-start and saw the midfielder notch a dramatic one-two before many fans had got back from a half-time cuppa.’
    • ‘Burnley groundstaff have worked like Trojans ever since, even launching a 24-hour pitch side vigil in the build-up to Liverpool's visit to ensure the surface was playable.’
    • ‘The deal includes the erection of an electronic scoreboard at the ground, adorned in Nestlé branding, and increase in programme advertising and pitch side perimeter signage.’
    • ‘Manager Sam Allardyce joined Chairman Phil Gartside and assistant manager Phil Brown for a pitch side chat in the sun following the training session.’
    • ‘Chasing a stray ball in tandem, Webster knocked Bayne into the pitchside wall with what appeared to be undue malevolence.’
    • ‘His design will be pitchside at the Saitama stadium in Japan and will be seen by millions of TV viewers across the world.’
    • ‘Everyone who sends in a vote will go into a hat to win two VIP tickets to the game plus the chance to make the pitch-side presentation.’
    • ‘In the 50th minute Stags fans were delighted to see ardent Stags fan & freelance photographer Dan Westwell taking pictures pitch side in front of them.’