In recent years, Glamorgan Cricket ground, Sophia Gardens Cardiff, has evolved into a Welsh tourism hotspot; one that people from all over the world are visiting for all types of sport and non-sport-related functions. Today, we at Business News Wales give a breakdown of ten different reasons you should consider visiting.
When we think of Welsh Museums, images of the Natural History Museum in Cardiff spring to mind. But, did you know that Glamorgan Cricket boasts an award-winning CC4 Museum of Welsh Cricket at Sophia Gardens Cardiff? As the first sports-centered Museum in the country, the facility showcases everything from memorabilia to a Wii-based display which allows visitors to bat against three legendary bowlers in Welsh cricket history; Robert Croft, Don Shepherd and Simon Jones
Want to dig deeper into both the history and future of Welsh cricket? If so, then why not sign up for a Stadium Tour; a service that the stadium is heavily utilised for. With the appetite for cricket growing at a tremendous rate in Wales, more and more residents and tourists are eager to explore the famous stadium. Lasting around 90 minutes, the tour allows visitors to enter the Museum, the player dressing rooms, enjoy a brief presentation on the history of the grounds and meet the players who are flying the flag with Welsh Cricket across the world.
Having seen an influx of young people wanting to try their hand at cricket, Glamorgan Cricket has inevitably seen more demand for their School Visit packages. Making for an engaging, fun and affordable school trip, pupils from all over the country are making their way to Cardiff.
“Our Year 6 pupils really enjoyed themselves and the range and timing of activities was just right. For many, the highlight was going into the Dressing Rooms and TV commentary boxes” said one Teacher form a Cardiff Primary School.
Watch a home game
There is nothing more thrilling than getting amongst sporting action, especially when watching your local team. With an incredible blend of youth and experience, the Glamorgan team have had a wonderful few years, expecting a victorious 2018. Here are the club’s fixtures for 2018 – http://www.glamorgancricket.com/cricket/first-xi-fixtures.html
Make use of Glamorgan Cricket’s Hospitality Packages
In addition to the above, Sophia Gardens Cardiff Stadium is also being used by the business community, making use of the various Hospitality Packages up for grabs. These include Rugby Hospitality, Domestic Hospitality, International Hospitality and much more.
Already gearing up for the festive season, Glamorgan Cricket last month announced details of its 2018 Christmas Ball; Sophia Gardens Cardiff Apres Ski Christmas Ball. Available to both private and shared parties, the ball promises ‘exceptional food, great entertainment and a fair few surprises’. The night will include:
- 3 course seated festive dinner with coffee and Welsh chocolates to follow
- Live Cabaret Dancer
- Live house band
- In-house DJ
- Photobooth to capture the moment
- Survivors breakfast at midnight
For more details, call 02920 419 359 or email: [email protected].
All Stars Cricket
All Stars Cricket is an ECB Programme that focuses on getting five to eight-year-olds more active whilst having fun. Returning to Glamorgan Cricket’s ground this summer, the initiative offers 8 weeks of intensive fun and exercise, providing children with hands-on training on the following:
- Batting – hitting a moving ball
- Throwing – underarm and overarm
- Catching – small and large balls
- Bowling – overarm
- Running – lots of movement
- Teamwork – fun games with friends
- Communication – the basics of cricket
- Spirit of Cricket – how to respect others
The club’s activator for the programme is Edward Smart. If you’d like to get in touch and learn more about the All Stars initiative, contact him today: [email protected] Or even better, sign up here https://ecb.clubspark.uk/AllStars/SearchResults
There are many options when it comes to holding conferences at Sophia Gardens Cardiff Stadium. Boasting the Sophia Hall that can host a banquet for 550 or seat 800 theatre-style, when it comes to space, event planners are spoilt for choice. From space and the central location to great food and transparent pricing structures; it’s understandable why the stadium is fast-becoming a highly-regarded conference location.
Offering much more than a location to play and watch sport, Sophia Gardens Cardiff Stadium is now a highly sought-after wedding venue; one that provides happy couples with a stunning Welsh venue with large capacity alongside food and drink that is second-to-none.
For more information on any of the above, visit the Glamorgan Cricket website today.