Munster Rugby Joins Stadium Experience

Munster Rugby in Ireland has joined the Stadium Experience team.

Thomond Park Stadium in Limerick becomes the third Irish stadium venue to join the marketing consortium, alongside Croke Park Stadium and Aviva Stadium, both located in Dublin.  The new signing, takes the total membership to well over 50 football and rugby stadium venues across the UK & Ireland.

Membership to Stadium Experience sees all member venues pledging to work in a collaboration to drive up standards, share best practice, and promote stadia as unique and prestigious venues for meetings, conferences and events.  Recent new members include; Arsenal Football Club, Aviva Stadium, Croke Park Stadium, Ipswich Town Football Club, Manchester United Football Club, Munster Rugby, Notts County Football Club, St. Helens Rugby Club, Stoke City Football Club, Swansea City Association Football Club, Ospreys Rugby, West Bromwich Albion Football Club and Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club.  Here’s a little more on our newest venue:

About Munster Rugby

Thomond Park Stadium - Conferences and Events Venue

Thomond Park Stadium was redeveloped in 2008, with award-winning design and architecture.  An entire level in the east stand is dedicated to an array of hospitality & conferencing facilities, catering for all types of requirements from business meetings and seminars to large-scale conferences, receptions, and gala banquets.  The venue boasts five state-of-the-art event suites, which can be adapted and tailored to suit any type of corporate event or function with top class audio visual facilities. The spacious Thomond Suite can facilitate banquet style dining for up to 470 guests and up to 800 for theatre style conference events. This unique suite features glass facades that provide natural daylight with panoramic views of the famous stadium and the hallowed Thomond Park pitch. These truly breath-taking views of the wonderful grounds deliver an additional and unique appeal for any event.  Call +353 (0) 61 421100 or email events@thomondpark.ie for more information.

About Stadium Experience

Stadium Experience is a not-for-profit marketing collaboration aiming to promote and market stadium venues for conferences, meetings and events.  The organisation was established in 2002 focusing for football venues, and evolved in 2013 to welcome rugby stadium venues too.  With the increasing membership, Stadium Experience has significantly stepped up its activities.  Some examples include; sharing best practice and ideas with dedicated networking events, joint exhibition opportunities (such as Square Meal Venues & Events and Event Organisers Forum and more), meeting event buyers and key agencies as a consortium, regular newsletters and blogs, an annual recognitions awards celebration; The Stadium Events & Hospitality Awards and much more.

John Cantwell, Thomond Park Stadium Director, said: “Munster Rugby and Thomond Park Stadium are delighted to join Stadium Experience and are very much looking forward to working with our colleagues throughout the stadium industry.  We have heard excellent feedback on the benefits that Stadium Experience offers to its members and are excited about developing opportunities together.”

Collette Salmon, Sales Manager at Liverpool Football Club, and voluntary Chair of Stadium Experience, commented: “A warm welcome to the team at Thomond Park Stadium.  It’s fantastic that our team of stadia is spreading more widely into Ireland.  This really shows how the clubs highly value the sharing of best practice, networking opportunities, promotional activities, as well as recognising the best in the industry at our annual awards.  We are very much led by our members, so if there are changing markets and new focuses then we prioritise these initiatives.  We actively welcome any football or rugby stadium venue who would like to find out more about us, and potentially join our consortium.”

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