Great deals for conferencing and events are on offer at the Amex Stadium with £5 off per delegate for silver, gold and platinum day packages for bookings taking place within January, February and March 2014
“For a limited period, we can offer this price in our outstanding facilities, which are suitable for any size event, with great service and plenty of complimentary parking,” said Polly Harrison, Sales and Marketing Manager of Sodexo Prestige, who manages events at the stadium.
“Conference and event organisers can also treat their delegates to mouthwatering new menus and a range of local produce, thanks to our terrific award-winning chefs.”
David Flower, Heineken’s Regional Manager, who sponsors one of the Amex lounges and holds many events there, said: “The hospitality team at the Amex are brilliant to work with and the flexible space and easy road and rail links make it a great venue for all kinds of events, from conferences to Christmas parties, product launches to private dining in the executive boxes.”
The Stadium has a range of rooms with pitch and downland views available for use as event or exhibition space. Brighton’s vibrant arts scene blends seamlessly into the sporting setting with each of the main spaces decorated differently, featuring signature wave ceiling designs which reflect the seaside location. The Bupa Lounge seats 500 people for a banquet and features a stunning double height wave ceiling as well as a full length glass facade and the Overline Lounge seats 350 for a dinner.
Sodexo Prestige has won a host of accolades for catering at their two Premier league football clubs, Everton and Newcastle United as well as Ascot Racecourse including Stadium Experience Awards for Hospitality and Directors choice awards and the acclaimed Catering Excellence Award at the 2012 National Racecourse Catering Awards.
Jeremy Dicks, Managing Director for Sodexo Prestige, said: “The Amex may only be two years old but there are still plenty of new features to come. The Stadium has been selected to host two Rugby World Cup 2015 Group B Games, a new museum featuring the story of the Seagulls and the Stadium will open soon and Sodexo Prestige will be offering event organisers the opportunity to hold drinks receptions within this brand new attraction.”
Big names including Bupa and American Express and local companies such as Overline and legal firm Mayo Wynne Baxter regularly hold conferences and events at the Amex.
– The American Express Community Stadium opened in 2011 and cost £93 million. Its curved roof reflects the beauty of the adjacent South Downs National Park.
–Sodexo Prestige is encouraging the next generation of caterers by sponsoring the Young Chef of the Year category in the Sussex Food and Drink Awards and will create the seven-course Sussex banquet at the Amex in January 2014.
– Originally seating 22,500, the Amex has become so popular that seating has been increased to 30,000, with a new South Stand of seating with corporate lounge.
– The Amex has entertained over 10,000 party goers in the past two years and bookings for private and shared Christmas parties are now available.