Our current venue of the Season featured on our website is Edgbaston Stadium (part of Lime Venue Portfolio).Edgbaston Stadium boasts an array of bright, modern and versatile events suites and meeting rooms, all with impressive views of the iconic pitch. It is also home to international cricket and one of the host clubs for the World Cup in 2019. Ideally located just one mile from central Birmingham, the Stadium is minutes from major motorway links and Birmingham’s mainline New Street train station. There are over 500+ complimentary on-site car parking spaces too so great accessibility if your delegates are coming by train or car. Edgbaston offers an extensive range of suites that cater for corporate events, business meetings and even team building events! From the Executive Boxes for up to 20 delegates boardroom style, to the Exhibition Hall catering for up to 800 delegates theatre style, there is sure to be a room to match your event requirements. Why not utilise and brand the pitch side scoreboards and stadium TVs?
Some quirky facts about Edgbaston….
- Edgbaston’s first test match was the first in the Ashes series in 1902, for which the club erected a permanent stand, two temporary stands and facilities for 90 members of the press. In July 1997 Edgbaston was the scene of the first competitive floodlit day-night cricket match in Britain
- The atmosphere at Edgbaston is reputed to be the most hostile in England for visiting teams – England have only lost just one Test Match in Birmingham since 2001.
- Out of all England’s Test Grounds, Edgbaston is the least disrupted by rain – losing an average of fewer than 90 minutes of play per match between 1979 and 1988, compared to over 8 hours per match at other grounds
- The record attendance at a County Championship match at Edgbaston is 28,000 against Lancashire in the championship-winning season of 1951
- The record for a single day of a Test Match is 32,000 against the West Indies in 1957.
So when you are considering a unique venue for your next Corporate Event – why not consider Edgbaston Stadium? Have a look at their video on our website.DeSouza Associates can help you source sporting venues if you are looking for something a bit quirky and different for your next Corporate Event – why not give us a call on 01252 722185 or complete our contact form.
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