5 New Clubs Join Stadium Experience
Stadium Experience has welcomed 5 new clubs as members in recent months. The not-for-profit association has welcomed Hampshire Cricket, Ipswich Town Football Club, Northampton Saints Rugby Club, Principality Stadium in Cardiff and Yorkshire County Cricket Club. This follows seven other new members earlier in the year, which included: Blackburn Rovers FC, Doncaster Rovers FC, Hibernian FC, Huddersfield Giants RFC, Huddersfield Town FC, Wasps RFC and Wigan Athletic FC. The latest new additions takes the total number of members to well over 40 different clubs across the UK.
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. Now, more than ever, the association is finding stadium venues joining to share ideas, as well as offer guidance and support following the pandemic.
Here’s a little more about the newest venues to join Stadium Experience:
The Ageas Bowl is the home of Hampshire Cricket, Southern Vipers and Southern Brave in Southampton. The venue also boasts a 171-bedroomed 4-star Hilton hotel, 18-hole Boundary Lakes Golf Course, eforea spa and BEEFY’S Restaurant by Lord Botham along with 12-multi-purpose, versatile meeting and event spaces. From twin standard guest rooms to a presidential suite, the hotel boats impressive views over both the cricket outfield and the rolling hills of the golf course. The unique space can host a wide range of events, ranging from small intimate meetings to large-scale exhibitions. Enquiries can be made by calling 02382 020906 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ipswich Town Football Club
Portman Road is home to Ipswich Town FC. Their extensive array of 24 rooms, suites and lounges enable them to accommodate up to 300 people for informal events, with a further 13 executive boxes available to hire. There is large-scale investment taking place and improvements across the ground from AV upgrades, room refurbishments and the modernisation of suites for both match and non-matchday experiences. Enquiries can be made by calling 01473 400 580 or emailing email@example.com.
Northampton Saints Rugby
The cinch Stadium at Franklin’s Gardens is home to Northampton Saints Rugby Club. The venue boasts 11 events spaces for meetings, conferences and event. The stadium can host up to 600 theatre style and has over 550sqm of space ideal for exhibitions and trade events. Enquiries can be made by calling 01604 751543 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Principality Stadium, Cardiff
The Principality Stadium in Cardiff is home to Welsh Rugby and is one of Cardiff’s best equipped meetings venues. Recognised for its prestigious world class hospitality, there are various options available to purchase via Business Development Manager (email@example.com). Alongside its match day hospitality, the venue has 7 large event spaces to be utilised on non-match days. With over 100 prestigious executive boxes with pitch views, as well as over 10,000sqm for exhibitions, trade shows and fairs there is a space available for all kind of events. Enquiries can be made by contacting the team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yorkshire County Cricket Club
Yorkshire County Cricket Club shares the iconic Headingley Stadium with existing Stadium Experience Members, Leeds Rhinos Rugby Club. The venue team are experts in hosting meetings, training, team building and events from 10 to 450 delegates. Most of their modern/versatile event spaces contain private bars making them ideal for corporate entertaining and private dinners. The venues offers 9 event spaces and 13 executive boxes as well as over 600sqm of exhibition space. Enquiries can be made by calling 0113 203 3899 option 3 or by emailing email@example.com.
About Stadium Experience
Stadium Experience was established in 2002 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 regular networking events each year, joint exhibition opportunities, meeting event buyers and key agencies as a consortium, regular newsletters and blogs, an annual recognitions awards celebrations; The Stadium Events & Hospitality Awards and much more. In 2022, Stadium Experience has opened its membership to include cricket and athletics venues for the very first time.
Debbie Rigney, Marketing & PR Manager for Stadium Experience, said: “We are thrilled to welcome so many new and exciting venues into our association, which is now in its 20th year. We work with well over 40 clubs across the UK all working together to support one another, share ideas and promote stadia as unique venues for every type of conference, meeting or event.
“As the events industry firmly re-establishes itself, a forum for like-minded professionals to share best practice and network has never been more valued. We would love to hear from stadium venues who would like to find out more about us, and potentially join our group.”