PROSPER MAGAZINE: AUTUMN 2019 | COMMERCIAL FEATURE
WOLVERHAMPTON RACECOURSE PROVIDES A WEALTH OF EVENT & SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
DISCOVER WHY WE'RE SO MUCH MORE THAN JUST A RACECOURSE...
Wolverhampton Racecourse is owned by Arena Racing Company, making it part of the biggest racecourse group in the UK.
Set within 22 acres of beautiful parkland, Wolverhampton Racecourse provides a fantastic vantage point and environment for cheering on thoroughbred flat horses.
Welcoming over 120,000 visitors every year and will host over 80 fixtures in 2019, so is one of Britain’s busiest racecourses. The venue is extremely popular for individuals of all ages with a well-renowned reputation for All-Weather racing and highly anticipated events, including live music performances, feature days and after-racing entertainment.
Racing began in Wolverhampton in 1825 and moved to the current racecourse site in 1888, the first race meeting being held on 13 August that year. In 1994, HRH Queen Elizabeth II re-opened the new Racecourse. A major investment in 2014 saw the installation of the high-performance Tapeta track, that was pioneering the industry and had not yet been used by any other racecourse in Great Britain.
After hosting UB40, The Human League, Ocean Colour Scene and the Kaiser Chiefs in recent years the racecourse has played host to both the legendary Madness and Brit award nominee Jess Glynne in 2019.
In addition to racing, Wolverhampton Racecourse offers a number of excellent facilities which are ideal for conducting your business requirements.
The racecourse boasts an enviable reputation as one of the leading event venues within the West Midlands area, popular for weddings, conferences, exhibitions, Christmas parties and outdoor events.
The racecourse is able to cater for a wide range of specifications, whilst ensuring your needs are fulfilled with great precision within professional and relaxed surroundings.
When looking for sponsorship opportunities, horse racing is a fantastic arena to focus on. Being the second most attended sport in Britain, all of our races feature on Sky Sports Racing, with one-third of the UK population watching racing on TV and 4.2 million people describing themselves as horse racing followers, it really is an ideal platform to promote your brand.
Having spent over 1 million pounds in 2016, the on-site Holiday Inn Hotel is well-placed to provide a peaceful night’s sleep once you have enjoyed your evening of hospitality at the racecourse or busy day in conference.
More than just a racecourse, the venue, with its range of suites, indoor space and vast outdoor areas, really is a venue for all occasions.