Destination Coventry
Destination Coventry


Coventry boasts a storied legacy of hosting sporting events spanning all levels, from grassroots football tournaments to the illustrious 2012 Olympic Games. With its array of world-class venues, the city stands ready to serve as the ideal destination for your next event.

Coventry’s facilities include:

  • Coventry Building Society Arena

    A multi-purpose venue with a 32,000-seater stadium bowl, 6000sqm exhibition hall and 650-seater auditorium. Home to Coventry City Football Club.

    Key stats:

    • 2,200 car spaces over 4 car parks

    • 1.2 million visitors in 2023

    • 75% UK population within a two hour drive

    • 32,609 seat stadium bowl

    • 6,000 square metre indoor arena

    • 2,100 square metre external fan village

    • 121 bedroom hotel onsite

    • Broadcast compound

    Coventry Building Society Arena
  • Butts Park Arena

    A 4,000-seater stadium and a rugby compliant artificial grass pitch. Home to Coventry Rugby Club.

    • 1 x Full size floodlit articificial grass pitch (rugby compliant).
    • Butts Park Arena is the home of Coventry Rugby FC.
    • The 4,000-capacity is a multi-use stadium.
    • The stadium has one stand, the XL Motors Stand, which includes a number of popular conferencing, events and banqueting facilities.
  • University of Warwick Sports Complex

    State-of-the-art gym and fitness studios, outdoor athletics track, tennis centre, array of grass and artificial grass pitches and sports and wellness hub featuring a 25m swimming pool, climbing wall, 12-court, and additional 4-court sports hall.

    University of Warwick: Sports and Wellness Hub

    • Modern state of the art gym.
    • 25m 12 lane swimming pool.
    • 12 courts, high quality flooring international competition standard and retractable seating for 1012.
    • Sports pavilion is a flexible multi-purpose venue with 150 standing or 80 seating capacity. Pitches are a range of 3G and 4G football pitches, with flexibility to configure up to four mini pitch set ups. 5-a-side football pitches – 5 floodlit 4G pitches with enclosed cages. The latest 4G pitch surface allows for matches to be played in any weather, all year round.
    • The climbing centre can facilitate elite athlete speed training, with state-of-the-art timing equipment and a full height speed wall includes: 15m climbing walls with 706 sqm of climbable surface, top rope, lead climbing and auto belay routes as well as a dedicated 296 sqm bouldering area and 144 regularly-changing climbing routes.
    • 8-lane, 400m Mondo Super X athletics track. Floodlit water-based hockey pitch with spectator area. Artificial sports pitches – available for American football, football, lacrosse and rugby.
      Tennis Centre includes on-site parking, four indoor courts with spectator balcony and four outdoor floodlit courts.
    • 16 courts in our sports arena. 6 glass back squash courts with adjustable tin height and moveable side walls for singles and doubles play. Raised spectator area and wheelchair bay.

    University of Warwick: Warwick Conferences

    • 300 spaces including Warwick Arts Centre 1200, 570, 250,150 seat auditorium, 584 sqm exhibition space. Faculty Spaces up to 500 seat auditorium.
      Banqueting up to 600 seats. Student ensuite accommodation for up to 1000.
    • Fully open flexible exclusive use conference, exhibition, dining space with lake view for 400.
    • 55 purpose-built event spaces up to 120. 3 dining rooms.
      204 hotel bedrooms.
    • 42 purpose-built event spaces up to 150. 3 dining rooms.
      154 hotel bedrooms.
  • SkyDome

    4,000 capacity multi-purpose ice rink and event arena which is home to the Coventry Blaze Ice Hockey team.

    • Membership, pay and play and event spectators for major events such as national ice hockey championships. Ice can also be covered to host events i.e major Taikwondo, boxing and martial arts have all taken place at the venue.
  • Alan Higgs Centre

    FIFA accredited artificial football pitches, including full size outdoor floodlit 3G football pitch and indoor 3G facility suitable for match play or as an excellent training facility. Health and fitness gym, studios, 4-court sports hall and state-of-the-art 50m Olympic 8 lane swimming pool.

    • Suitable for sports clubs and community use. Training venue and competition venue.
    • Suitable for members and pay and play visitors.
      Suitable as a training venue for sporting teams and federations.
    • Hosts regional swimming galas to international sports events such as the International Children’s Games 2022. Also available for pay and play, registered membership and club and school swimming lessons.
      Excellent training venue for sporting teams and federations and international athletes.

Coventry's exceptional venues have served as the backdrop for various international and national sporting events and competitions, such as:

• London 2012 Olympic Games

• Davis Cup 2013

• WBC International Light Heavy Weight Championship 2021

• Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games

• International Children’s Games 2022

• Billie Jean King Cup 2023

• Arnold Clark Cup 2023

• British Transplant Games 2023

• Tae Kwon-Do International World Championships 2023

• IBSA World Games 2023

Coventry stands as a proud sporting city with a vibrant history deeply intertwined with athletic excellence. From its state-of-the-art facilities and city-wide partnership approach, to its enthusiastic fan base, Coventry offers everything needed to host a remarkable sporting event.

  • Coventry Building Society Arena

    Coventry Building Society Arena

    The facilities are designed to deliver memorable experiences for athletes and spectators, with the team showcasing a commitment to excellence in every event. 

    Key stats:   

    • More than 2,000 car park spaces 
    • 1.2 million visitors in 2023 
    • 75% UK population within a two hour drive 
    • 32,609 seat stadium bowl 
    • 6,000 square metre indoor arena  
    • 2,100 square metre external fan village 
    • 121 bedroom hotel onsite


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  • University of Warwick

    University of Warwick

    Stateof-theart gym and fitness studios, outdoor athletics track, tennis centre, array of grass and artificial grass pitches and sports and wellness hub featuring a 25m swimming pool, climbing wall, 12-court, and additional 4-court sports hall. 


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  • Sport Accord

    Sport Accord


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