The National Sports Centre (NSC), a large multi-sports centre and athletics stadium is located on Pulrose Road. The NSC is owned by the Department of Tourism and Leisure of the Isle of Man Government and operated by the Manx Sport & Recreation. The King George V Bowl, multi-use stadium is located on Pulrose Road. It is owned by Douglas Borough Council.
Douglas is also the start and finish point for the Isle of Man TT which is the biggest classic roadracing event in the world. The race has been a part of the FIM Motorcycle Grand Prix World Championship but is not a part of the series due to the track's safety record and because the track is situated on public roads.
Douglas is home to nine of the football clubs that compete in the Isle of Man Football League. These are
- Braddan F.C. who play their home games at Cronkbourne Football Ground, Cronkbourne, Victoria Road.
- Corinthian F.C. who play their home games at Nobles Park.
- Douglas and District F.C. who play their home games at Groves Road, Pulrose.
- Douglas Royal F.C. who play their home games at the National Sports Centre, Groves Road.
- Gymnasium F.C. who play their home games at Tromode Park, Tromode Road.
- Police F.C. who play their home games at Groves Road, Pulrose which they share with Pulrose United.
- Pulrose United F.C. who play their home games at Groves Road, Pulrose.
- St Georges F.C. who play their home games at Glencrutchery Road.
- St Marys F.C. who play their home games at The Bowl, Pulrose Road.
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