Five things to win you over about Emirates Riverside 

April 4, 2017


One of the most picturesque settings in English sport – Emirates Riverside not only overlooks the magical river bank and River Wear but is the only conferencing facility in North East that overlooks a 14th-century quadrangular castle surrounded by breathtaking British countryside.


It is important that the stadium offers flexibility in the ever-changing events market. Emirates Riverside has up to 15 adjacent rooms (holding up to 12 people each), larger spaces that can house up to 250 people and a media centre which can hold 150 people and overlooks the cricket pitch via a panoramic 160 ft window. In addition, there are press rooms, a recording studio, a Sky TV Interview Suite and a classroom equipped with an interactive whiteboard – all of which are available for hire.


The stadium is situated in the heart of the North East, equidistant from Newcastle, Sunderland and Teesside. Chester-le-Street train station is located close by and there is easy access to the A1. Or should you choose to extend your stay, the stadium has partnered with a number of luxurious and unique hotels in the region.

The team 

At Emirates Riverside, we understand the importance of unique hands-on assistance and have invested in training and development for all our staff.

Team members pride themselves on putting your ideas at the forefront. Whether it’s corporate hospitality, a Christmas party, a meeting or conference, we can tailor a package to fit your budget.

When putting on an event at the stadium, you will be assigned a dedicated events coordinator from the point of enquiry until you are handed over to our dedicate operations team which will be on hand for the duration of your stay at Emirates Riverside.

The spirit 

Part of the draw of Emirates Riverside is its rich, unique history. Our staff are passionate about what the club represents – which is the training of champions. Durham won the LV County Championship in 2008, 2009 and 2013, the Royal London One-Day Cup in 2014, the Friends Provident Trophy in 2007 and the NatWest Pro40 Division Two 2007. The success in cricket from Durham as one of the newer clubs within the region is no secret and something everyone is proud of; we channel this through every venture we task ourselves with accomplishing.

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