Four major stadium venues have joined the Stadium Experience team this month, including AFC Fylde (Mill Farm), Leeds United Football Club (Elland Road), St. George’s Park, and West Ham United Football Club (London Stadium).
The new additions take the total membership of Stadium Experience to 57 football and rugby clubs located at 51 stadium venues across the UK & Ireland.
Stadium Experience is a not-for-profit marketing consortium and aims to share best practice and promote stadia as unique and prestigious venues for meetings, conferences and events. The group has increased its membership dramatically in the last few years, with 17 new members in the last 18 months alone. The other 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 four venues:
Mill Farm, home to AFC Fylde, is a multi-million-pound sports village located between Blackpool and Preston. The stadium houses a state-of-the-art 6,000-seater stadium and several 3G football and hockey pitches. The venue offers a cutting edge sports bar and an 80-seat restaurant with a roof terrace. The conference & events suite (Churchill’s) is spread across nine rooms and can catering up to 150 people in a corporate or personal capacity. Call 01772 682593 or email email@example.com for more information.
Elland Road, home to Leeds United Football Club, boasts over 14 different event spaces and a further 40 boxes. Their biggest events suite, The Centenary Pavilion, provides one of the biggest conference and events spaces in the north of England – over 2000 square metres. This purpose built facility can accommodate a wide range of activities, from major conference and exhibitions to live music, fashion and automotive events. Call 0113 367 6218 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
This £105m facility, set in 330-acres of Staffordshire countryside, is the home to England’s 28 national teams. With 13 outdoor pitches, including a replica of the Wembley surface, a full-size indoor 3G pitch, a suite of rehabilitation and sports science areas, and an indoor futsal sports hall, St. George’s Park provides world-class facilities for all England teams ahead of international fixtures.
The venue also houses an impressive 228 bedroom Hilton hotel. Centrally located in the country and easily accessible, the hotel is an ideal venue for major conferences, meetings, and incentives. Hilton at St. George’s Park offers a choice of 24 flexible meeting rooms, a tiered lecture theatre and the Sir Bobby Robson Ballroom for up to 500 people. Call 01283 576626 or email Stgeorgespark.email@example.com for more information.
London Stadium, home to West Ham United Football Club and UK Athletics, is the former Olympic Stadium in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park – The centrepiece of the London 2012 Games. The venues offers 9 rooms ideal for large and small events. Call 0208 522 6144 or email LSEvents@delawarenorth.com 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 BNC London, Square Meal Venues & Events and Event Organisers Forum and more), meeting event buyers and key agencies as a consortium, regular newsletters, an annual recognitions awards celebration; The Stadium Events & Hospitality Awards and much more.
Abigail Tomkiss, Sales Manager for Hilton at St. George’s Park, commented: “We are very excited to join Stadium Experience for the chance to network with other clubs in our wonderful industry. We are hoping that Stadium Experience will help grow St. George’s Parks reach and introduce new clients to our unique facilities, and we very much look forward to meeting other members very soon.”
Erin Rice, Event Sales Manager at the London Stadium, said: “We are delighted to be a part of Stadium Experience and the opportunities they have available to us to promote meets and events at London Stadium.”
Collette Salmon, Chair of Stadium Experience, said: “We are delighted to welcome all of our new members. Stadium Experience has been running for 16 years now, and to see the strong growth in membership in recent years is fantastic. 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. Our activities are completely led by our members, so if there are changing markets and new focuses then we prioritise these initiatives to make sure we’re helping to promote these unique venues in new and innovative ways. We actively welcome any football or rugby stadium venue who would like to find out more about us, and potentially join our consortium.”