21st April 2016
Ricoh Arena nominated in the Stadium Events & Hospitality Awards 2016
The Ricoh Arena has been nominated for four awards by its peers at the Stadium Events & Hospitality Awards.
The prestigious awards aims to recognise the efforts and dedication shown by the catering, conference and events teams at every football and rugby stadium across the UK. There will be a total of 11 different award categories presented on the evening.
The Coventry-based venue is up for Best Sales or Marketing Initiative following a 23 per cent year-on-year increase in the number of events at the arena, and the Directors Choice Award where directors of sporting clubs and other organisations vote for their best away experience.
Other nominations are for Matchday Hospitality – Large Stadium and the Overall Matchday Hospitality where the Ricoh Arena will go head-to-head with other venues around the UK, and is judged by professional chefs.
Andy Gibb, managing director of the Ricoh Arena, said: “Being nominated for these awards is fantastic news. We have hosted 649 conferences and events over the past year, so to be recognised in this way is testament to the hard work that our staff put in all year round to make the Ricoh Arena one of the leading multi-purpose venues in the UK.”
The awards, sponsored by Heineken, will be attended by 350 guests and will also take place at the Ricoh Arena, home to Aviva Premiership rugby club Wasps and where Coventry City Football Club also play their home games on Thursday, June 2nd 2016.
Stadium Experience Chair Person Collette Salmon, from Liverpool Football Club, commented: “Our teams take it to the limits each year and this is a time to recognise all of them who strive to bring excellence in their venues across the UK. Congratulations and best of luck to all of this year’s award nominees – We look forward to announcing the results on 2nd June 2016!”
More information on the awards, and tickets for the event are available online at - www.stadiumexperience.com/awards/2016. Stadium Experience is also keen to explore opportunities with potential sponsors who would like to get involved.