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In the five years that the SSE Hydro has been open, it has established itself as one of the world’s most iconic indoor entertainment venues.

The SSE Hydro has already hosted many of the biggest names in entertainment and sport, and in October 2018 was named by Billboard at the number one mid-sized arena in the world.

With its close proximity and specially designed seating arrangement, it is the perfect place to allow fans to be as up close and personal to the stars and action as possible!

The SSE Hydro is conveniently located on the banks of the River Clyde, close to major road, rail, sea, and air links.


Click below to get more details on how to to the venue.



Venue address:

G3 8YW


General principle: The rules of Star Sixes are primarily based on FIFA and the Football Association’s rules on small-sided football, with some notable exceptions, designed to maximise the spectacle, and optimise the enjoyment of players and fans.


  • Six players on each team taking the field at any one time (including one goalkeeper)

  • Squads of ten

  • Rolling substitutions – can take place at any time under the guidance of the Match Official

  • Playing surface: Bespoke – 46mx26m with a 2m perimeter ‘run off’

  • Goals: 2.1m high by 4.8 m wide

  • Balls: Size 5 custom made

  • No perimeter barriers: The ball will go out of play as per 11-a-side football

  • Duration: All matches will be 25 minutes in length.

  • Teams will be able to take one 90 second timeout each, but the timeout can’t overlap with the final two minutes of the match.

  • No offside rule

  • No restriction on player movement

  • No ball height restrictions

  • A goalkeeper cannot handle a back-pass – and in doing so, will concede a penalty

  • ​All free-kicks are direct – though you cannot score directly from a kick-off

  • Yellow and red cards: As per Association Football, except that when a player receives a red card, his team can, after a period of 3 minutes has passed, introduce a substitute

  • Suspensions: A player is only suspended for a Star Sixes match when he has either committed violent conduct, spat at an opponent or used foul and/or abusive language towards an Official – although Star Sixes may exercise discretion to apply additional sanctions

  • Timing: There will be a match countdown clock – no stoppages in play unless due to serious injury, deliberate time-wasting or exceptional circumstances

  • After a goal, play is restarted in the goalkeeper’s hands – other restarts:

  • Optional kick-in or throw in from the side-line

  • Goal kicks can also start from the goalkeeper’s hands

  • ​Corner kicks as per Association Football

  • All dead balls must be played within 5 seconds, with opposition players retreating 2 metres

  • Slide tackling is permitted within the rules of Association Football

  • Shin guards must be worn

  • Format:

  • Mini-league where each team plays each-other once

  • The top two teams will then progress to the final

  • The final will be preceded by a 5v6 and 3v4 playoff match

  • Drawn knockout games: There will be no extra time – straight to a penalty shootout, consisting of 3 kicks per team, followed by sudden death

  • Penalties: Whether taken in regulation time or in penalty shootouts, penalty kicks are to be ‘one step penalties’

  • Any player can take a penalty kick – it does not matter whether they were on the playing area at the time the match was completed – though they must be included on the list of players submitted before the tournament

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