8 New Venues Join Stadium Experience

Milton Keynes Meeting Room Hire - Stadium MK

Eight New Venues Join Stadium Experience

Stadium Experience has welcomed eight new stadium venues so far in 2023.  The not-for-profit association has welcomed Bristol Rovers Football Club, Coventry City Football Club, Lancashire Cricket Club, Leicester City Football Club, Millwall Football Club, MK Dons Football Club, Stockport County Football Club and Warwickshire County Cricket Club.  Other recent new members to join Stadium Experience have included Hampshire Cricket, Ipswich Town FC, Principality Stadium in Cardiff and Yorkshire County Cricket Club.  The latest new additions take the total Stadium Experience venues to well over 40 different clubs across the UK.

Stadium Experience is a not-for-profit marketing consortium, which has been operating for over 20 years.  The purpose of the association is to share best practice and promote stadia as unique and prestigious venues for meetings, conferences and events.  Venues join to jointly promote their venues, network and meet like-minded professionals from other stadium venues, share ideas and challenges, as well as enter the prestigious Stadium Events & Hospitality Awards, now in their 16th year.

Here’s a little more about the new venues joining Stadium Experience:

Bristol Rovers Football Club

The Memorial Stadium is home to Bristol Rovers FC, and boasts space for 200 delegate theatre style and 620sqm of exhibition space.  The south west venue has five event spaces and a further 17 executive boxes for hire.  Call 0117 9096648 or email events@bristolrovers.co.uk.

Bristol Meeting Rooms - The Memorial Stadium, Bristol Rovers FC
The Memorial Stadium, Bristol Rovers FC

Coventry City Football Club

The Coventry Building Society Arena (previously Ricoh Arena) is located in the heart of the Midlands and is home to Coventry City FC.  This iconic venue offers around 80 smaller meeting rooms and executive boxes, 18 adaptable spaces for conferences and event, and even a large indoor arena for concerts, exhibitions and more.  This room alone, can welcome up to 7000 delegates in a theatre layout.  The venue also boasts a 4-star, 121-bedroom hotel onsite – DoubleTree By Hilton.  Most recently there has been £7.5 million investment on new conference spaces, refurbishments, and building a dedicated convention centre.  Call 02476 933 444 or email events@cbsarena.co.uk. 

Coventry Building Society Arena
CBS Arena, Coventry

Lancashire Cricket Club

The Emirates Old Trafford Stadium is the home to Lancashire Cricket.  The venue caters for up to 1000 delegates theatre style, and has 1125sqm for exhibitions and trade shows.  The stadium offers 21 event spaces and 9 executive boxes for hire.  There is even an onsite hotel – Hilton Garden Inn Emirates Old Trafford.  Call 0161 282 4020 or email conference@lancashirecricket.co.uk.

Lancashire Cricket Club - Emirates Old Trafford
Emirates Old Trafford, Lancashire Cricket Club

Leicester City Football Club

The King Power Stadium is home to Leicester City FC.  The venue offers contemporary facilities for meetings and events for up to 650 delegates. With nine conference suites and 44 corporate hospitality boxes, this Leicester venue can cater for everything from smaller meetings to larger conferences.  You can expect to find spacious and flexible spaces that can be tailored to suit your event needs, as well as state-of-the-art presentation equipment, onsite hotels and world-class catering that delegates will still be talking about when they get home.  Call 0344 815 5000 or email levysalessupport@levy.co.uk

King Power Stadium, Leicester City FC
King Power Stadium, Leicester City FC

Millwall Football Club

The Den is home to Millwall FC. The venue has five event spaces and 32 executive boxes for hire.  This London venue can welcome up to 350 delegates in a theatre style setting, and has 700sqm as space for exhibitions and trade shows. 

Millwall Meeting Rooms - The Den, London
The Den, Millwall FC

MK Dons Football Club

Stadium MK is home to MK Dons Football Club, DoubleTree by Hilton Milton Keynes, Marshall Arena, Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill, MK Dons Sport and Education Trust and MKFM.  As well as being a magnificent 30,500 all-seater stadium, Stadium MK is a brilliant venue for conferences, meetings, events and parties. The on-site DoubleTree by Hilton Milton Keynes features 13 conference and event spaces and 304 stylish bedrooms, while Marshall Arena can host up to 5,000 guests.  Guests can take advantage of complimentary WIFI and car parking, with 1,450 spaces available on-site.  Call 01908 364170 or email enquiries@hotelmk.co.uk. 

Milton Keynes Meeting Room Hire - Stadium MK
Stadium MK, MK Dons FC

Stockport County Football Club

Edgeley Park is the home of Stockport County FC.  Edgeley Park has an array of seven different sized function rooms available to hire, where you can host an event with up to 800 people.  The venue also has 670sqm of space ideal for exhibitions and trade shows. Call 0161 266 2700 opt 1 or email Georgia.keane@stockportcounty.com.

Stockport Meeting Rooms - Edgeley Park
Edgeley Park, Stockport County FC

Warwickshire County Cricket Club

Edgbaston Stadium is the home of Warwickshire County Cricket Club.  Located in the heart of Birmingham, Edgbaston is a versatile, multi-function venue with the capability to host events for 10 to 800 people, making it an ideal location for an assortment of events from intimate meetings to large exhibitions.  With the majority of the 30 event spaces at Edgbaston boasting panoramic views of the iconic pitch, event attendees will be treated to an experience like no other. Contact the Edgbaston Events team on 0121 369 1994 (option 3) or email events@edgbaston.com.

Birmingham Venue - Edgbaston Stadium
Edgbaston Stadium, Warwickshire County Cricket Club

About Stadium Experience

Stadium Experience was established in 2002 for football venues, and evolved in 2013 to welcome rugby stadium venues too.  In 2022, the association expanded further to include cricket venues for the very first time.  Some examples of the groups activities 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 celebration; The Stadium Events & Hospitality Awards and much more.

Debbie Rigney, Marketing & PR Manager for Stadium Experience, said: “We are absolutely thrilled to welcome these new and exciting venues into our association.  We have 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. We would love to hear from stadium venues who would like to find out more about us, and potentially join our group.”

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