We are delighted to be working with many world-class partners as we finalise the visitor programme for TheStadiumBusiness Summit 2013.
Manchester City FC
Founded in 1880 as St. Mark’s (West Gorton), the club became Manchester City in 1894 and played at Maine Road for 80 years before moving to Manchester’s Sportcity complex.
Historically the club’s most successful period was in the late 1960s and early 1970s. In 2008, the club was purchased by Abu Dhabi United Group and – following significant investment in players, management and facilities – the club has risen to become a major force in both English and European football.
In 2011, Manchester City qualified for the Champions League and won the FA Cup. In 2012, the club won the Premier League with a last-minute goal beating rivals Manchester United to the title on goal difference and ending their 44-year wait for the English football championship.
Etihad Stadium – formerly the City of Manchester Stadium – is the home ground of Manchester City FC, the fifth-largest stadium in the Premier League and the twelfth-largest in the UK, with a seating capacity of 47,805.
Originally opened in 2002 as host stadium the Commonwealth Games that year, the stadium was reconfigured and capacity enlarged before Manchester City FC moved from its historic Maine Road to this new stadium in 2003.
For more visit the stadium web site.
Lancashire County Cricket Club
Founded in 1864 as a successor to Manchester Cricket Club, Lancashire County Cricket Club represents the historic county of Lancashire in cricket’s County Championship; the domestic first-class cricket competition in England and Wales.
The club has played at Old Trafford since its formation, beating Middlesex at the venue in the inaugural first-class match in 1865.
Old Trafford has a celebrated history and is the 2nd oldest Test Match venue in England. In August 2013, the venue will host the third Ashes Test between England and Australia.
The Point is Lancashire County Cricket Club’s stunning new £12M conference and events centre at Old Trafford.
Opened on the 27th June 2010, The Point is a truly state-of-the-art venue; purpose-built to an extremely high specification and incorporating a range of environmental innovations.
With a capacity for up to 1,000 seated guests and the flexibility to cater for a wide range of events, The Point offers guests exceptional standards of hospitality in a setting which affords unrivalled views of the famous Old Trafford pitch.
Official AV partner: VisionEvents
VisionEvents is an industry-leading event production company creating world-class events across the UK and Europe, managed from our offices and warehouses in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester and London.
We produce a range of event styles from small, bespoke and intimate dinners to high profile and international award ceremonies and conferences. No project is too big or too small and our expert team will create an event package tailor made for you. VisionEvents’ services include event design and branding, stage and set build, video and film production, multi-media and graphics effects production, event equipment hire as well as full stage management and project control.
Our vast equipment stock includes lighting, sound, video, staging and design – all you require for your event. We have a unique approach as all our skills and talents are in-house which gives you instant cost savings and clean lines of communication in the build up to your event. Over our 30 years in the events industry we have excellent experience with many different types of venues ranging from large stadiums for international sporting events to hotels for awards and conferences to unique locations for a quirky product launch. We have solid procedures in place to allow us to produce simultaneous events all over the country.
VisionEvents is creativity + technology. For more, see www.visionevents.co.uk
Official App Partner: TapCrowd
TapCrowd offers 2 unique solutions, the App Creator to build Mobile Apps for Events and a Mobile Marketing Platform for mobile analytics, user profiling and campaign management.
With the TapCrowd App Creator you can quickly build mobile apps for iOS, Android and HTML5, no program skills needed! Don’t spend another six months to research what’s needed for your company. Our market experts have selected the modules that matter for your event and grouped them in powerful categories. Create a FREE account now and start building apps!
The TapCrowd Mobile Marketing platform offers cross platform mobile user analytics, user profiling & behavioral targeting and cross channel engagement.
- Proven Modules
- Lead generation capabilities
- Various monetizing options
- Cross Platform
- Faster Time-to-Market
- Instant content updates
- Integration ready API
- Third Party integration
- Clear analytics
- Driving interaction
TheStadiumBusiness Awards are the first industry awards for the stadium sector by the stadium sector.
Launched in 2010, the awards were initiated to recognise leadership, innovation and achievement in the delivery, operation and management of major sports facilities around the world.
For more information on the awards – and to nominate for this year’s awards – please visit www.stadiumbusinessawards.com
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