Stadium Experience has welcomed two new venues to their team. Celtic Football Club and Warrington Wolves Rugby League Club are the latest venues to join the Stadium Experience association.
Stadium Experience now works with 50+ football and rugby clubs across the UK and Ireland. The association 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 was established in 2002 for football venues, and evolved in 2014 to welcome rugby stadium venues too.
With ever 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, Venues & Events Live and Event Organisers Summit, 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.
Here’s a little more about the two latest venues to join Stadium Experience:
Celtic Park Stadium is situated just 2 miles from Glasgow City Centre. The stadium was the proud host venue of Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony, and 2019 Guinness PRO14 Rugby Final, and is now recognised as one of Europe’s top stadia and premier event venues. With 18 executive boxes overlooking the pitch, 25 bespoke suites and spacious lounges, this prestigious venue can cater from two delegates, up to 600, as well as hosting concerts for thousands.
Hollie Russell, Meeting & Events Sales Manager at Celtic FC, commented: “We are delighted to be joining Stadium Experience in 2020 and are particularly looking forward to working collaboratively with other members as well as sharing best practice with industry leaders. The Celtic Park Events team is continuously looking at innovative ways of increasing both match day and non match day business to offer clients bespoke experiences in our unique venue ad we’re excited to work with our industry colleagues to achieve this.”
The Halliwell Jones Stadium was built in 2003, and boasts impressive and modern facilities. Located in central Warrington, the stadium benefits with excellent commuter links both by road and rail. The venue offers a range of 5 multi-function pitch-facing suites and 13 executive boxes, able to host from two to 400 delegates, as well as monthly public events. The stadium offers a total space of 1,246m2, with a Day Delegate Rate starting from just £25.00+VAT.
Jen Whittaker, Business Development Manager for Elior at The Halliwell Jones Stadium, said: ”We are looking forward to working with the members from Stadium Experience, sharing knowledge of promoting stadia within the competitive market of C&E. Along with benchmarking The Halliwell Jones Stadium with the industry leaders in Match and Non-Match day events.”
Debbie Rigney, Marketing & PR Manager for Stadium Experience, said: “We are thrilled to welcome both Celtic FC and Warrington Wolves Rugby Club to our membership. Our aim is for all the clubs to work together to promote stadia as venues, as well as sharing new ideas and best practice to continually drive up standards across the industry. We would love to hear from any football or rugby stadium venue who would like to find out more about us, and potentially join our association.”