Choose a unique stadium venue for your event. Stadium Experience’s guide to choosing front row seats to all the action at your next event.
Stadium venues are unique and prestigious settings suitable for any occasion. The venues can offer both small and large adaptable rooms and spaces, on-site catering, and breath-taking pitch views to add that wow factor to any event. The exciting variety of different meeting spaces, from intimate boxes to large suites, make stadium venues a great option for all meetings, conferences, events, dinners, awards evenings and exhibitions.
These stunning venues are also ideally located and can offer well-established transport links with ample parking, dedicated reception areas and enthusiastic events teams there to help at every stage. You could even add a rare behind the scenes stadium tour, or player visit to give your event that special touch.
Stadium Experience is a marketing collaboration of around 50 major UK football and rugby clubs, working together to raise the awareness of these unique venues. So, what’s the latest updates from just some of these stunning northern venues?
All nine of the stadium suites and event spaces of Everton FC’s Goodison Park have been transformed in a multimillion-pound investment to improve facilities. The Alex Young Suite offers an elegant setting for up to 250. Enhanced mood lighting creates an ambience that can be altered to suit different events and includes integrated audio-visual technology. The club’s more informal event spaces – The People’s Club, The Captains’ Table and Joe Mercer Suite – now feature contemporary warehouse décor, with raised ceilings. The Sponsor’s Lounge provides a unique TV studio feel, ideal for board meetings or private dinners.
The Emerald Headingley Stadium in Leeds has recently completed a £45 million two-year renovation programme. The new Emerald suite can take up to 500 people, offering views of both the cricket and rugby pitches, while for the first time the stadium is also able to offer outside terraces suitable for barbeques, hog roasts or summer networking events for 30 and 100 guests. The venue can also now host large scale exhibitions. Corporate boxes have also had a complete refresh with a stylish new make-over.
Across the city, the celebrations for Leeds United‘s 100th birthday included its centenary celebration dinner in late 2019 in the Centenary Pavilion at Elland Road. Dubbed ‘A Night of Legends’, the evening brought together the biggest cohort of Leeds United luminaries ever seen together under one roof with iconic players spanning the 1950s to present day in attendance along with 750 guests.
The home of Newcastle United, St James’ Park, offers a variety of flexible spaces suitable for team meetings, conferences and events for up to 1,000 people, with an overall capacity of 6,542 guests over 11 suites and 72 executive boxes. They have specially created menus, designed to showcase the fantastic diversity of produce from our region, along with a convenient central location with excellent transport links and free on-site parking, subject to availability, makes the stadium the ideal venue no matter the event.
Work on the four-star Hilton Hotel at St George’s Park, the national football centre is now complete following an extensive £4.2 million refurbishment programme. The upgrade began in 2017 with a soft refurbishment of the 500-seater Sir Bobby Robson Ballroom, together with its reception area and education wing – with 19 meeting rooms and 90-seater lecture theatre. Next came improvements to the executive lounge, hotel bar area, restaurant, revamp of the hotels 100-seater executive drum events space and new luxury mattresses in all 228 bedrooms. The upgrade ensures the hotel remains the leading venue for conferences, events and leisure travellers to the Midlands.
While with 46 flexible event spaces all under one roof, Hampden Park, Scotland’s own national stadium, is one of Glasgow’s most iconic and unique conference and events venues.
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St Helens Rugby Club’s stadium has unveiled a unique and newly renovated Home Dressing Room, where you can now hold your special event, meeting or wedding in the ultimate behind the scenes location. Be it a drinks reception, small meeting or private dining you will be able to walk in the footsteps of the players and experience the incredible surrounding of this hidden gem at the Totally Wicked Stadium.
Worcester Warriors Rugby Club’s Sixways Stadium is completing a stadium-wide investment. The stadium has installed an industry leading LED floodlight system and big-screen TVs which has greatly improved the matchday experience. The Mercian Suite and Executive boxes have been refurbished and new state-of-the-art AV equipment has been installed, including new projectors, screens and PA system.