Sporting backdrops

Looking for a venue with a difference? Then why not consider a sporting arena for your next event. These days sporting venues boast modern state of the art facilities amidst an unusual backdrop with flexible space and superb catering that can accommodate meetings from ten delegates to many thousands. Most have dedicated teams who can help make your event special. There are a vast array to choose from, including football stadiums, cricket grounds, golf courses, rugby stadiums, racecourses and ice arenas.

Football Stadiums
Football stadiums are located in most towns and cities in the UK. London has iconic, well known venues such as Wembley Stadium, Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium, Chelsea’s Stamford Bridge, Tottenham’s White Hart Lane, West Ham’s Upton Park and many more. The Midlands offering includes Villa Park, Wolverhampton’s Molineux, Leicester City’s Walker Stadium and Derby County’s Pride Park. The cities of Manchester and Liverpool boast Manchester United’s Old Trafford, The City of Manchester Stadium, Liverpoool FC’s Anfield and Everton’s Goodison Park. The North East has Newcastle’s St James Park, Sunderland’s Stadium of Light and Middlesborough’s Riverside Stadium. Not forgetting north of the border there is Celtic Park and Ranger’s Ibrox Stadium and in Wales the national stadium is the Millenium in Cardiff.
There are two football stadiums that may be lesser known, but none the less offer fantastic facilities. Pride Park home of Derby County is a flexible venue with a choice of seven large function rooms and exhibition space to accommodate from 10 to 450 delegates. Located in the heart of the Midlands, five miles from Derby Railway Station and ten miles from the M1 Motorway, it has ample free parking for guests. Business club rates start from as little as £30 per person per day which includes private meeting rooms for up to ten people, refreshments all day, working lunch and free Wi-Fi.
Wycombe Wanderers Adams Park Conference Centre hosts a range of function rooms suitable for any kind of event – the largest can accommodate up to 350 people theatre style. This venue provides excellent catering and a professional service in a relaxed atmosphere. Located conveniently just two miles from the M40 Motorway with close access to the M4 and M25 Motorways, it has a reputation for both quality and value.
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Racecourses are certainly worth considering as many have great indoor rooms and suites and extensive outdoor exhibition space. There are many well known courses that spring to mind which include Ascot, Cheltenham, Epsom, Newmarket, Aintree, Haydock and York. Scotland has a gem in Ayr Racecourse. This is located just 30 minutes drive from Glasgow City Centre and just six minutes from Glasgow Prestwick International Airport which has regular flights to London, Cardiff, Bournemouth, Dublin and other European destinations. The conference centre here is a big flexible space which can be tailored to hold any kind of exhibition, function or event. All rooms have natural daylight and have been refurbished to the highest quality. A dedicated event manager will ensure that your event will be a great success.
Rugby Union boasts three international stadiums, England’s Twickenham, Scotland’s Murrayfield and Wales Millenium Stadium. There are also several rugby league stadiums located in many towns and cities in the North of England.
Golf courses
There are some world famous golf course in the UK that have held major golfing tournaments such as the British Open Championship and the Ryder Cup. These are also suitable for a range of events with come outstanding qualities. In England there is Wentworth, The Belfry, Sandwich and Lythm St Annes. Some of Scotland’s golf courses are legendary, notably St Andrews, Gleneagles, Royal Troon, Turnberry and Carnoustie. But there are also many more lesser known courses that can be used for all kinds of events.
Other sporting venues that you night wish to consider are the Trent FM Arena Nottingham (formerly the Nottingham Arena) which is the home of the National Ice Centre. Or what about the award winning RBS Williams F1 Conference Centre located just outside Oxford?
Using a sporting venue will add an extra dimension to your event, making it more appealing for delegates. All in all you will be spoilt for choice and will certainly find a venue that is suitable for your event.

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