Stadium Experience welcomes 60th member!

Stadium Experience has welcomed it’s 60th club to join the consortium for the first time ever!

Three major stadium venues have joined Stadium Experience in the last month.  These include Gloucester Rugby Club (Kingsholm Stadium), Harlequins Rugby Club (Twickenham Stoop Stadium), and Scunthorpe United Football Club (Glanford Park Stadium).   The new additions take the total membership of Stadium Experience to 60 football and rugby clubs, located at 54 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 20 new members in the last 20 months.   The other new members include; AFC Fylde, Arsenal Football Club, Aviva Stadium, Croke Park Stadium, Ipswich Town Football Club, Leeds United Football Club, Manchester United Football Club, Munster Rugby, Notts County Football Club, St. George’s Park, St. Helens Rugby Club, Stoke City Football Club, Swansea City Association Football Club, Ospreys Rugby, West Bromwich Albion Football Club, West Ham United Football Club, and Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club.

Here’s a little more on our newest three venues:

Gloucester Rugby Club – Kingsholm Stadium

Gloucester Rugby Conference and Events is one of the largest and most prestigious conferencing locations in Gloucestershire. With 16 pitch facing meeting rooms they can accommodate anything from a small meeting for two, multi rooms for assessments and interviews to larger board room meetings for 24 and the more traditional Workshops, Exhibitions and large conferences for up-to 350 delegates. Call 01452 876561 or email maxallen@gloucesterrugby.co.uk for more information.

Kingsholm Stadium - Gloucester Conference Venue

Harlequins Rugby Club – Twickenham Stoop Stadium

This exceptional venue breaks the monotony of Hotel meeting spaces with its unusual setting and exciting surroundings. Suitable for every type of conference, meeting or event, the venue can cater for one-person office spaces to 400 delegate conferences. Call 0208 410 6053 or email events@quins.co.uk for more information.

Harlequins - Conference, Meetings & Events

Scunthorpe United Football Club – Glanford Park Stadium

Glanford Park is the premier venue for Conferences & Events in Scunthorpe. Ideal for conferences, exhibitions, seminars, interviewing, weddings, parties and bespoke events, the venue boasts three large conference suits and multiple breakout rooms.  The variety of rooms can accommodate meetings, lunches and dinners from 10 to 200 people. Call 01724 747684 or email restaurant@scunthorpe-united.co.uk for more information.

Scunthorpe United - Conference, Meetings & Events

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 in recent years.  Some examples include; sharing best practice and ideas with five dedicated networking events each year, joint exhibition opportunities (such as BNC London, Square Meal Venues & Events and Event Organisers Forum, The Meetings Show 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.

Max Allen, Conference & Events Sales Executive at Gloucester Rugby Club, commented: “Stadium Experience was highly recommended to us by a number of connections in the sporting world. It gives us a great platform to showcase Kingsholm, and what Gloucester Rugby has to offer.”

Hayley Collins, C&E Sales Manager at Harlequins Rugby Club, said: “We are delighted to have joined Stadia Experience in order to share best practise with other Stadia’s within the group and vision the trends that are happening within our industry.”

Kharmen Wilson, Sales & Marketing Executive at Scunthorpe United Football Club, added: “As a club we’re delighted to be part of Stadium Experience to share best practice with other members, this is a great opportunity for us to showcase our venue.”

Collette Salmon, Chair of Stadium Experience, said: “We are simply thrilled to have reached the massive milestone of 60 different member clubs working in conjunction with Stadium Experience.  The association is in its 16th year 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.”

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