Our aim at Emirates Riverside this year has been to develop the business as much as possible. At the forefront, we are a cricket stadium and that’s our passion; but we’re also much more than that. As the players turn their attention to the season ahead, our events team are busy developing a show-stopping events calendar for 2017. Here are a few of the secrets we have up our sleeve.
Sir Rod Stewart
To kick off our summer this year we have the timeless Sir Rod Stewart lighting up the stadium as part of his exclusive two-stop tour! He’s certain to deliver his much-loved classics from the past five decades. As part of this fantastic event on June 9, we have put together some bespoke hospitality packages including the brand new Celtic package, which includes a three-course meal and a front row seat.
Our signature summer concert is Little Mix, who will take to the stage on July 15. Sold out on both general admission and hospitality, this concert is set to be one of our most successful to date.
Ladies’ Day is back with a bang for 2017!
This is the most prestigious event in the cricketing calendar and will take place on July 9. For the first time, Ladies’ Day will be on a T20 fixture – it is sure to be a fantastic day of action-packed cricket, pampering and fun. House of Fraser is again the headline sponsor and will provide a £200 gift card for best dressed and a signature gift bag for every guest. Another sponsor will be Murad skincare, which takes a health-based approach to repairing and protecting your skin. There’ll also be plenty of other concessions offering advice, demonstrations and treatments on the day, including local high-end salon Little White Room.
England v West Indies IT20
Durham CCC is delighted to be hosting the most highly anticipated rematch in world cricket, when England take on the West Indies on Saturday, September 16.
It will be the first time the sides have met in the Twenty20 format since the exhilarating ICC World T20 final, where the West Indies hit four sixes in the final over to defeat England by the smallest of margins.
All the stars from that game will be on show at Emirates Riverside as England seek revenge from that agonising defeat. A range of hospitality packages are available, starting from £45 per head.
You may think it’s too early to think about your corporate Christmas party but we are already taking bookings. We’ll be taking guests on a special black tie Vegas experience, complete with a casino, a live DJ and a signature three-course meal. Alternatively, you can enjoy a more traditional Christmas Party, complete with snow machine and live big band, or dance to the hits of every decade from the 1970s to the present day with the Dance through the Decades’ fully choreographed show.
Finally, for the first time, we’re hosting a pantomime at Emirate Riverside. Bring along the little ones as we celebrate Frozen Forever – a show inspired by the Disney phenomenon.