- Ricoh Arena
- CV6 6GE
- Tel: 0844 873 6500
- Email: Liz.email@example.com
The £113 million Ricoh Arena, opened in August 2005, is a world-class venue for business, entertainment and sport over 40 acres incorporating the IEC (International Events Centre).
The 6,000sqm Jaguar Exhibition Hall/Indoor Arena currently has a capacity for 8,300 and has its own staging, seating and is fully draped. Work will start later this year on a second hall which will increase footage to 10,000sqm and will include a 600 fixed seat auditorium and a separate entrance.
The Ricoh stages around 45 exhibitions annually with 90% trade shows and 10% public shows. Around one million people visit each year for conferences, exhibitions, banquets, concerts and sporting events as well as to stay in the on-site hotel.
Many UK-wide trade conferences and exhibitions have re-located to the Ricoh Arena due to its state-of-the-art facilities, central location in the heart of England and 2,000 on-site parking spaces within a few minutes’ walk of the venue.
The Ricoh has one of the largest column-free suites in the Midlands along with the Yorkshire Bank Lounge, the Jaguar Club, the Sky Creations Lounge and over 50 smaller meeting rooms.
There is also an on-site 71 Rooms & Silk Suites hotel, the Singers Bar and Bistro which features a 100-seater restaurant, bar and coffee lounge, the Arena Health and Fitness Club containing 100 fitness stations and the G Casino which has extensive gaming, a restaurant, sports bar and live entertainment.
Coventry City Football Club play their home fixtures within the stadium bowl which has also hosted a sell-out England under-21 international, top-class European rugby, a women’s FA Cup match and American Football.
The Ricoh Arena has established itself as the Midlands venue of choice with promoters. This summer over 150,000 fans were entertained at three successive sell-out nights of Take That and one sell-out night of Oasis.
It became the only cashless stadium in the UK in August 2008 for Coventry City matches and not only has it speeded up service, but spending per head has increased.