Four alternative Six Nations rugby venues

They may be excited now, but your guests will be sick of hearing about Twickenham et al by the end of the Six Nations. Dip into their rugby enthusiasm with these alternative stadium venues instead.

The Ricoh Arena in Coventry is home to The Wasps
The Ricoh Arena in Coventry is home to The Wasps

England - Ricoh Arena

The Ricoh Arena in Coventry has been home to The Wasps since 2014, and also houses Coventry City Football Club. The venue has a mix of conference, training, banqueting, exhibition, hotel, music and sports facilities across more than 20,000sqm of space. A hotel and casino can also be found onsite.

Where: Phoenix Way, Foleshill, Coventry CV6 6GE  

Contact: 0844 873 6500 or

Ireland - Croke Park

Ireland’s largest sporting arena can accommodate up to 82,300, with a whopping 110 meetings and events spaces for Dublin-based planners to choose from. The Hogan Suite and the Hogan Mezzanine provide the biggest spaces for conferences, exhibitions and evening functions, while the Players’ Lounge - complete with a Waterford crystal chandelier - offers a VIP edge for parties.

Where: Jones' Rd, Dublin 3, Ireland

Contact: +353 01 819 2300 or

Scotland - Scotstoun Stadium

Located in west Glasgow, Scotstoun is the home of the city’s Warriors rugby team and is located within the Scotstoun Sports Campus - one of the main precincts for the 2014 Commonwealth Games. It markets itself to planners looking to book conferences, dinners, product launches, exhibitions and team building events

Where: 72 Danes Drive, Glasgow G14 9HD

Contact: 0141 353 8050 or

Wales - Liberty Stadium

Rugby team the Ospreys share the ground with Swansea City Football Club at this south Wales sporting venue, which opened in 2005. The stadium can host up to 20,520 and its concourse, as well as its North and West car parks, is available to hire. A total of 12 more traditional conference suites are also on offer to planners.

Where: Landore, Swansea, SA1 2FA

Contact: 01792 616445 or

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