Eventmasters are proud to deliver the UK’s finest official Trent Bridge hospitality packages this year. Treat your esteemed guests to a match day to remember, with our marvellous corporate entertainment experiences.
Trent Bridge, the prestigious home of Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club; now a world famous cricketing landmark.
Acting as the venerable host for both county and Test cricket since 1838, this illustrious setting is the third oldest Test ground in the world.
It was founded in 1838 by William Clarke – husband of the proprietress of the Trent Bridge Inn – and is widely considered by players and spectators alike to be one of the most iconic venues in England.
Its splendid architecture has been expertly maintained within the parameters set by the 1889 pavilion – one of the most renowned cricketing trademarks characterised by its unique style – facing, as it does, the wickets at an angle.
First gracing the International stage in 1899, it hosted the historic first Test match between England and Australia, which subsequently ended in a fiercely-fought draw. The Test was the first game to be played in the famed five-match Test Series and featured a wealth of British cricketing greats including W.G. Grace and Wilfried Rhodes.
The terrific Test became the first of many to be played at Trent Bridge, with the illustrious ground quickly becoming a popular fixture on the International Circuit.
Following its unforgettable global debut, the splendid setting has since witnessed many inspirational sporting moments.
In 1954, Denis Compton scored an innings of 278 against Pakistan, a record which is still proudly held to this day; the Englishman is one of only two players to have scored five Test Centuries at the ground, the other being former International, Mike Atherton.
Other more recent accolades include Sachin Tendulkar’s phenomenal milestone of 11,000 Test runs in 2007; the talisman of Indian Cricket, was greeted by tumultuous applause from the elated crowd as they celebrated a truly remarkable achievement.
In 2013, Ashton Agar achieved the highest test score by a Number 11 batsman whilst making his debut for Australia. Coming in with the score on 117/9, Agar scored an astounding 98 runs.
But the most consequential moment came in 2015 as England triumphed in empathetic style over their fierce rivals Australia. Trent Bridge hosted its first cricket match in 1838, but never before had England won the Ashes there – until now.
Their superb innings and 78 run win consigned Australia to one of the poorer chapters in their cricketing history and propelled England to one of their greatest ever. It signified one of the most memorable occasions in sporting history, triggering a revived sense of unity throughout the country; cricket’s greatest rivalry will not return for another six years at least, and the celebrations that followed may never be surpassed.
Trent Bridge has even been renowned for its footballing prowess. Once upon a time, Notts County Football Club played their most important games at the famous venue, and they eventually moved there permanently in 1883 when their bitter rivals Nottingham Forest vacated the ground.
With the cricket taking centre stage, however, Notts were forced to play their home games elsewhere towards the end of the season due to fixture clashes, and The Magpies eventually moved to Meadow Lane in 1910 where they remain to this day.
The eminent ground now hosts 17,000 people on a match day and is a regular sell-out for Test and One-day Internationals. Not only does the venue offer outstanding viewing for avid cricket lovers, but it also allows guests to enjoy a range of luxuriant facilities.
Trent Bridge’s desire to remain as a prominent Test Match venue, has been evidenced by Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club’s significant long-term investment in the facility.
Ground enhancements began with the creation of the William Clarke Stand in 1990, and the Hound Road Stand in 1993.
The lavish £7.2 million Trent Bridge Cricket Centre was opened, in 1998, to huge acclaim from former Nott’s hero Sir Garfield Sobers on the eve of the England v South Africa Test.
Still affectionately known as the Radcliffe Road Stand, the superb complex includes a number of VIP style hospitality suites that allow guests to experience a match day like no other, with sumptuous fine dining and exquisite complimentary bars included.
Building work continued in 2002, with the £1.9 million Fox Road stand, launched by Sir Ian Botham at the One-day International between England and Sri Lanka. It features a state of the art ‘aircraft wing’ roof and offers spectacular viewing for distinguished guests.
The most recent development came in 2008 when Prince Philip officially unveiled the extravagant £8 million Bridgford Road Stand as a replacement for the West Wing and Parr Stand. The stand’s most distinctive feature is its iconic curved canopy complete with ten enormous triangular skylights that provide a dramatic backdrop to the Bridgford Road boundary.
As we now look forward to another scintillating instalment of world- class cricket, why not savour the occasion with a delightful hospitality experience at Trent Bridge? Eventmasters are delighted to offer a superb range of corporate entertainment packages for the coveted England v South Africa Test match.
With places still available in the extravagant Sobers Hall facility – offering a delectable four-course lunch, complimentary bar and outstanding seats in the Radcliffe Road Middle Tier – you will be sure to treat your valued clients to the experience of a lifetime.
Superb balcony seating can also be reserved with the sublime Boundary’s Edge corporate entertainment package. Make the most the most of your sun-soaked summer with a trip to this world-famous ground.