Events can be a handful, pick a venue that won’t drop the ball.
Ricoh Arena/Wasps operate across sport, business and entertainment and welcome the elite across all three fields.
Home to Premiership rugby club Wasps and Wasps Netball we have 20,000 square metres of flexible event space including 80 versatile conference and exhibition suites.
We host over 850 events every year.
The Ericsson Exhibition Hall can accommodate up to 12,000 people for conference and exhibition, special events, concerts and sporting occasions.
Organisers can transform our event space into what they want with very little restriction, with most suites having retractable walls to suit a variety of business events, accommodating from 7 to 7000 delegates.
With a recently refurbished 121-bedroom DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, two restaurants, a coffee shop, bakery and one of the largest casinos in the UK onsite we provide the perfect balance of work and entertainment for visitors.
Getting here is easy, we are ideally located within a two-hour car drive of 75 per cent of the UK population, have an onsite train station and three other train stations within eight miles of the venue. Birmingham International airport is only a 20-minute drive away and London Euston 55 minutes by train.
We also have 2,000 onsite car parking spaces located at the venue entrances.
We are developing a stand-out reputation in the events sector for providing a one-stop-shop personalised service – known as Arena Event Services (AES). AES is an in-house complete toolkit to help organisers plan, install and run their events. This includes everything from rigging, flooring, stage building and freight handling, through to IT services, registration and data analysis.
Recent refurbishments include the installation of a super-fast Wi-Fi internet connection and digital screens enabling event organisers to quickly put their own visual brand on the venue and communicate messages in real time.
We also recently joined forces with catering giants Delaware North to ensure that we are offering our event organisers the very best in food and beverage.
We are proud to say that 77% of organisers return each year.