Stoke City Football Club has become the ninth major stadium venue to join Stadium Experience in 2017.
The Premier League team is the newest addition to the marketing consortium’s membership, which now totals 55 football and rugby clubs across the UK and Ireland, representing a 20% uplift in the past eight months.
The nine new clubs joining in 2017 are: Arsenal Football Club, Ipswich Town Football Club, Manchester United Football Club, Nottingham Forest Football Club, St. Helens Rugby Club, Stoke City Football Club, Swansea City Association Football Club and Ospreys Rugby, as well as the association’s first Irish venue; Croke Park in Dublin.
Stoke City FC’s meetings spaces can welcome up to 400 delegates theatre style and 380 banquet style, The bet365 Stadium also boasts 956sqm of exhibition space.
Executive catering is available for over 1,000 people.
Paula Jones from Stoke City FC, comments: “We are thrilled to be part of Stadium Experience; having spoken to other members we feel that this will be a fabulous opportunity to market ourselves, network across the industry whilst gaining some valuable best practice ideas to improve customer experience here at the bet365 stadium.”
Chair of Stadium Experience Collette Salmon adds: “A warm welcome to Stoke City FC! In recent years the membership of Stadium Experience has grown significantly. The stadium venues really value the sharing of best practice and ideas, as well as networking opportunities with event buyers across the country. We are very much led by the members so if there are changing markets and new focuses then we prioritise these initiatives.”