Five New Clubs Join Stadium Experience

Leicester Meeting Rooms - Leicester Tigers Rugby Club

Five New Clubs Join Stadium Experience 

Stadium Experience has kick-started 2024 with 5 new clubs joining the not-for-profit association.  The new clubs include; Blackpool Football Club, Gloucester Rugby Club, Leicester Tigers Rugby Club, Leigh Leopards Rugby Club and Manchester United Women Football Club.

This follows eight new members joining Stadium Experience last Autumn.  These included; AFC Wimbledon, Arsenal Football Club, Bolton Wanderers Football Club, FC United of Manchester, Murrayfield Stadium, Preston North End Football Club, Rotherham United Football Club, and Warrington Wolves Rugby Club.  All of these new members now take the total Stadium Experience venues to well over 50 different clubs across the UK.

Stadium Experience is a not-for-profit marketing consortium, established in 2002.  The purpose of the association is to share best practice and promote stadia as unique and prestigious venues for meetings, conferences and events.  Venues sign-up to jointly promote their venues, network and meet like-minded professionals from other stadium venues, share ideas and challenges, as well as participate in the prestigious Stadium Events & Hospitality Awards, now in their 17th year.

Here’s a little more about the newest venues to join Stadium Experience:

Blackpool Football Club

The Bloomfield Road Stadium is home to Blackpool Football Club in the North West of England.  The venue boasts 17 function rooms, with the largest space able to host 600 theatre style or 350 banquet style.  The stadium also offers 12 executive boxes ideal for smaller meetings, and over 500sqm of space for exhibitions and trade shows.  Call 01253 609977 or email

Blackpool Meeting Rooms - Bloomfield Road (Blackpool FC)
Bloomfield Road, Blackpool FC

Gloucester Rugby Club

Kingsholm Stadium is home to Gloucester Rugby Club.  The venue offers 42 event spaces, including 38 executive boxes with stunning pitch views.  Their largest space can host 500 theatre style or 250 banquet style, and over 1,000sqm of space for exhibitions and trade shows.  Call 01452 942057 or email

Leicester Tigers Rugby Club

Mattioli Woods Welford Road Stadium is the home of Leicester Tigers Rugby Club.  The stadium offers 10 event spaces for up to 1,250 theatre style or 700 banquet style.  In addition, there are 20 executive boxes ideally for smaller meetings, and 1,200sqm of space for exhibitions and trade shows.  Call 0116 319 8888 (opt 6) or email

Leicester Meeting Rooms - Leicester Tigers Rugby Club
Leicester Tigers Rugby Club

Leigh Leopards Rugby Club & Manchester United Women Football Club

Leigh Sports Village is dual stadium, home to both Leigh Leopards Rugby Club and Manchester United Women Football Club.  Their 4 event spaces can host up to 300 theatre style or 220 banquet style.  The venue also boasts 22 executive boxes and over 450sqm for exhibition space.  Call 01942 487878 or email

Leigh Sports Village Meeting Rooms
Leigh Sports Village

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: “A very warm welcome to our newest venues to join the Stadium Experience family.  We now have 55 clubs located across the UK and all working together with a common goal to support one another, share ideas and promote stadia as unique venues for every type of conference, meeting or event.   It’s also a great time to join and get involved in our 2024 awards too!  We would love to hear from stadium venues who would like to find out more about us!”

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