[ 5th January 2021 ]

Book Online for Great Deals on 2021 Events and Family Fun!

2020 is behind us now, and for most of us, that means looking ahead to 2021 with excitement. 2020 was a difficult year for many people – which means that plenty of us will be looking towards 2021 events as soon as possible! At Owlerton Stadium, we can’t wait to start welcoming you all back to some fantastic racing action.

We’re well-known for offering some of the best family events Sheffield has to offer. Owlerton is more than just a greyhound racing track! Thanks to our popular Panorama Restaurant and our family packages, we’re always ready to lay on the fun. We’ve had to make a few big changes in 2020, but we’re already lining up some big surprises for you after the New Year.


Looking Forward to 2021 Events? Book Online with Owlerton

Our 2021 schedule will have plenty of excitement for the whole family, so if you are looking for the best family day out Sheffield has to offer in 2021, make sure to book well in advance via our website.

Until guidelines change, you won’t be able to pay for general admission and other facilities on the door. Therefore, we encourage you to book your birthday event or day out via our online service, which is secure, quick, and easy to use.

While restrictions may be in place right now, 2021 is looking brighter than ever. We’re still working hard behind the scenes to line up events that you’re going to want to book for after the festive season. As always, keep in touch with Owlerton online – including via our social accounts – to be the first to know about new races and themed events!


A Great Value Family Day Out in Sheffield

In 2021, we’re going to keep focusing on bringing you fantastic value entertainment. As well as continuing to offer racing action on select days of the week, we’re going to keep rolling out our 6 Pack Plus deal, a brilliant family offer where you can claim full stadium admission, a racecard, a drink, a basket meal and a table for the evening – all from just £8 per person. We even have a kids’ version of the deal available, minus the bet and drink of course!

Dinner Party

We’re also keeping our birthday bookings open too, which will be valid from January 2021 onwards. You’ll be able to claim a 6 Pack Plus deal or 3-course meal in the Panorama restaurant, completely free, if you book and visit us during your birthday month! Just make sure that you mention your birthday when you book, and to bring at least three other people with you. Don’t forget your ID when you arrive to claim your free offer!

We’re hoping to bring VIP and venue hire services back into full force in 2021. While VIP boxes are not available to book right now, once we are clear to open things back up to you, you’ll be able to secure your own private space for family and friends again.

Booking your family party or even just a day out for 2021 is a really good idea – as soon as you can! We know that many of you are chomping at the bit to really let your hair down this year. We really can’t blame you! Therefore, get together with the family over Zoom or Facetime and start planning out 2021 events that you can book online.


Owlerton is Always Here!

Here at Owlerton Stadium, we’re always looking to the future. We’re one of the biggest and best providers of family events Sheffield has to offer, and for that reason, we’re keeping our 2021 bookings open to all. If you’ve got a birthday or anniversary coming up, that’s all the more reason to take a look at our booking calendar now – and to secure your place with us for after the New Year.

We’d like to thank you all for keeping with Owlerton – and as soon as possible, we’ll be bringing you live racing, delicious menus, and the family fun we’re so famous for, once again. Let’s see 2020 out with a bang – and start looking forward to 2021 events and days out to help make up for what’s been a very strange year indeed!

Do also make sure to call Owlerton’s team now on 0114 234 3074 for more information on booking for 2021, or if you need assistance with our online booking system.

[ 8th December 2020 ]

We’ll be back open and running in no time!

One thing is for certain, it has been an unusual year, to say the least – totally unprecedented! A positive lesson we have learned from events during 2020 is just how resilient we all are, especially when we work together as a team. Nowhere has that been clearer, than at the Stadium. Team Owlerton have worked so hard to adapt to required COVID-19 changes – to keep everyone safe and keep the venue in a constant state of readiness for when we can open the doors to everyone again.

As Christmas approaches, our favourite time of year at the Stadium, we have been looking forward to welcoming families, friends and businesses from across the region, to celebrate Christmas with us. However, considering that any decision from the Government will not be made until 16th December, and restrictions of the Tier system, we do not feel we would be able to celebrate in the true, Owlerton Stadium festive spirit. So, it is with deep regret, we have decided to cancel our planned events to the public for December 2020.

We assure everyone who has made a booking with us for December 2020, our bookings team will be in contact with everyone to arrange refunds.

Christmas may be cancelled at Owlerton Stadium, but we will be with you in the festive spirit! We are pleased to confirm racing will continue behind closed doors throughout December and Team Owlerton will continue working behind the scenes, keeping everyone updated with news and festive fun via our social pages.

We’re planning for a great 2021, and we know you are too! Not only will the stadium have Greyhound racing, Speedway and Stock Car racing back on and open to the public, as soon as we can, we would encourage everyone to consider venue hire at the Stadium. From fundraising and birthdays to stag and hen parties, the Stadium has a fantastic value offer for everyone to take advantage of.

Let’s not forget Owlerton Stadium bars, the Paddock Bar, Napoleons Bar, and the jewel in our crown, Panorama bar, with our great offers and views of the track – perfect for your next, much awaited get-together with friends or colleagues.

Finally, our team of chefs cannot wait to get back in the kitchen at Panorama Restaurant! Our delicious seasonal menu will be ready and waiting for 2021, with our first-class service!

We’ll be back open before you know it!

Wishing everyone a very merry Christmas and happy New Year celebrations.


All the best,

Your, Team Owlerton

[ 16th October 2020 ]

It’s always Safety First at Owlerton Stadium

It has been seven months since fans were watching football at Hillsborough. Footage of supporters sitting in stands for Sheffield Wednesday’s FA Cup clash against Manchester City seems other-worldly in these Covid times.

Yet just over the A61 dual carriageway, fans are paying to get through turnstiles to watch elite sport. They are the old-fashioned, cast-iron turnstiles too, with that click as you pass through on that last stage before the live action begins.

At the Owlerton Stadium, greyhounds have been back racing since June and continued when the Government abandoned pilot events in other sports while warning not to expect fans back until March, for fear of coronavirus spread.

The Sheffield institution has remained open as they operate as a licenced premises. Punters watch from the 300-capacity Panorama Restaurant overlooking the track and have their food, drink – and gambling – delivered to their table as they watch 14 races.

It may not be perfect, but it works, albeit with strict safety rules as sport is hosted during a pandemic. More than 100,000 people have signed a petition urging the Government to reconsider allowing football fans back inside stadiums. The example of Owlerton shows it can be done.

“Sport, in general, is a major part of people’s lives and the sooner we can all get back to watching a live event the better for all concerned,” said Matthew Hamilton, General Manager at Owlerton Stadium. “Sport can become one of the safest places to visit although a lot of hard work and costs will need to be applied to achieve this and given the loss of all revenue for most stadia it’s a case of survival of the fittest.”

As fans filtered out of the stadium at the end of the meeting, 2m apart, there is that almost forgotten feeling of discussing sport with fellow fans. Safety is the important part of everyone getting to their seats but for 14 races spectators can totally escape the world outside.

After going through the turnstiles, hand sanitiser is used immediately, masks are worn and there is no wandering around the arena. Drinks and food are taken off trays by punters and hands are sanitised again after a bet is placed with a cashier who goes from table to table wearing personal protective equipment.

“And the hare… is on the move,” announces the commentator. Then, for 500m of racing there is the atmosphere that comes with a cheering on a winning greyhound. The cashier comes back round paying out winnings or taking more bets.

Given that screens are around the restaurant showing other sports, Owlerton is the blueprint to follow. They could be hosting any event.

Punters remain in their bubbles, just as they could for football games. Premier League clubs have hospitality suites which could assume a similar set-up to get spectators in and out safely to watch elite sport for the first time since lockdown in March.

“We are seeing a slow return to the restaurant,” added Hamilton. “I think given the current restrictions on table service and such that it lends itself nicely to our restaurant service but has significantly impacted upon the more casual spectator who would not normally have needed to book into the stadium to visit.”

EFL clubs have discussed whether fans could be sat in groups around the stadium and this is the evidence that it can be done safely.

On Tuesday evening at Owlerton there were 146 people booked into the restaurant. Owners and trainers had a section of the terrace, but they otherwise remained empty. There would usually be punters betting with on-track bookies and cheering on their dogs. At the moment the betting is through the Tote.

It may not be like the classic nights where the stands are packed but in the context of sport fans being starved of live action, it is like being reunited with a long-lost friend.

“We went through great lengths to even come close to opening, we then had to go further!” said Hamilton. “We spent months observing other businesses and sectors, reading their guidance and scrutinising our own experiences and knowledge.

“Like every other business, we still have 54 per cent of our staff on furlough and with the impending cessation of the furlough scheme and possible further local/government restrictions, this is sure to have an impact on the business even more.”

The Other Rex, trained by Barrie Draper, won the big one on Tuesday evening, an A2 class race. Draper is hoping for crowds to be let back in fully to get the atmosphere back on the terraces. As it stands, there is no presentation for the winner unless there is a big sponsor.

“It is a different atmosphere at the stadium without the thousands of people there and the bars and restaurants full,” said Draper. “There was a buzz like with football and having a 12th man in the stands.

“It’s been difficult. The owners have been loyal and paid for things with no sport. Our sport is entertainment and hen-and-stag parties are all part of that. It is good for the dogs as they want to be racing and it keeps the sport alive.

“We’re all hoping that we could be back so everyone can be here, and we get those buzz-nights back. Until you have them back fully, you almost don’t know what you’ve missed. You hope what they can do, they do.”

By Mike McGrath

The Telegraph


[ 3rd September 2020 ]

Unique Christmas Party Ideas in and Around Sheffield for 2020

Summer may still be rolling onwards, but now really is the time to start thinking about the festive season! Christmas really isn’t too far away, which means if you haven’t yet started looking into unique Christmas party ideas in the Sheffield area, you should make a point of researching venues for booking as soon as you possibly can. At Owlerton, we’re already making plans for Christmas and New Year – and you should, too!

2020 has been a strange year for most people to say the least – and this Christmas, we want to help make the festive season go out with a real bang. If you’re looking for Christmas party ideas Sheffield has to offer – ones which are a little bit different – why not take your friends, family, and colleagues to the races?

Let’s take a look at why booking in at Owlerton for Christmas might just be your best option for a festive party with a difference – as well as what else Sheffield has to offer for those of us looking to let our hair down in the months to come!


The Same Old Scene?

Sheffield is well known for being one of the most varied cities and scenes for all kinds of entertainment. Of course, it’s well known for its sport, from football to ice hockey – but plenty of Sheffield citizens will also tell you that the pub and club scene is well worth heading to.

But what if you’re tired of the same old nights out? Sheffield actually has plenty of hidden treats and goodies if you look closely enough. For example, there’s been a real boom in ping pong and pool over the years, as well as beer pong and other bar games.

You’ll also find that the city is absolutely thriving for group fun such as karaoke and quiz nights. There’s a great chance you’ll be able to find a quaint pub or two where you can let your hair down.

Of course, you might even want to play a few games at your local casino. Sheffield has an amazing gaming scene and casino line-up, meaning that if you’d prefer your Christmas party to be a little more luxurious, you can always dress up and hit the town.

But – wouldn’t you prefer to take a look at racing fun at your local greyhound stadium? Owlerton Stadium leads the way for flexible packages and trackside fun in Sheffield.


Why Choose Owlerton Stadium for Your Christmas Party?

Dinner Party

Owlerton Stadium always takes the time to really celebrate Christmas and New Year in style. As well as our team setting up stunning decorations and dressing, we have festive menus and drinks packages ready to go to help you whet your whistle.

Our Christmas Party Nights bring together the best of music, dancing and – of course – greyhound racing action. Once you’ve seen a race or two, make sure to stick around for our late bar and disco fun, where our resident DJ will be playing all the latest hits and classic tunes from the decades gone by. Our late bar and disco will be open every Friday and Saturday through the festive season barring Boxing Day, meaning that you’ll be able to come on down and get your groove on as the year winds down.

Owlerton offers a fantastic array of entertainment and refreshment that you really have to experience to believe. As well as bringing together trackside entertainment and spectacular at seat service, we’re here to make sure you benefit from a party atmosphere quite unlike any other.

Having opened back up safely following government guidelines regarding the coronavirus, Owlerton is ready to start opening up the dance floor and decks to Christmas party visitors. Now really is the time to start booking ahead.

Unique Christmas party ideas not coming thick and fast? Why not host your festive do at our comprehensive stadium and entertainment venue? Sheffield has plenty to offer festive revellers, but you’ve not had a Christmas party to remember until you’ve visited Owlerton.


Book Now For Christmas

Christmas is well on the way – it might seem as though summer has come and gone in a flash, but now’s the time to start embracing the approaching winter fun. Owlerton has tons of great Christmas party ideas Sheffield citizens can dive into right now. All you need to do is book online with us to confirm your place.

Break out the crackers, the party hats, and the betting slips – it’s time to spend Christmas with a difference down at Owlerton. Looking for a corporate Christmas event? Why not take advantage of our Sunday party nights for family, friend and working groups? Now is the time to start booking ahead.

[ 3rd September 2020 ]

When is Owlerton Stadium Re-Opening, and What Can You Expect?

For millions of people, and thousands of local businesses, the COVID-19 pandemic has provided many different challenges. However, Owlerton Stadium is pleased to announce that we will be safely re-opening our doors to the public, following a thorough assessment of our health and safety measures – meaning that you’ll soon be able to come and enjoy the best in Sheffield dog racing fun as always.

Owlerton Stadium will be re-opening, following guidance and advice from the government, on Saturday 5th September. In the meantime, before you book any parties or events with us, and before you come and have a flutter or two on our brilliant racing schedule, we recommend you take a look at some of the changes we’re bringing in to make sure that you and our team are safe.

These new measures are in place to restrict the chances of spreading the COVID-19 virus. It is everyone’s hope that, in time, full normality will resume. For now, however, we must readjust to ensure that you can continue to have fun with us – in a safe and responsible manner.


What Will Change for You?

Pre bookings are required for all visitors which includes owners and can be made either online or via our telephone booking lines which are open Monday to Friday between 9am – 5pm. Due to current restrictions in place, our 6 Pack, Super 6, Fab Free Tuesday and Free Pie Tuesday promotions have been temporarily suspended however we look to reinstate these offers at the earliest opportunity.

Owlerton Stadium will be bringing in new social distancing measures to protect our staff and customers. Don’t worry – as there will be clear markings, signs, and guidance in place. This also means that we will have additional Perspex screens and sanitiser stations, too, so that you can keep yourself clean and safe throughout your visit.

You’ll also be encouraged to use contactless payments wherever possible. We’ll still be taking cash and card payments, but contactless is proven to be the safest way of exchanging money during the pandemic climate. You’ll be able to pay up to £45 per transaction with us in this manner.

You’ll also find that we are making big changes to our dining experience. The layout of our fabulous restaurant is changing to help safely position you with regard to our staff and other customers. What’s more, our menus will be disposable, and while you can rely on at seat service, we will continue to serve you in a manner that is safe in line with government advice.


What Are We Doing to Protect You?

Not only are we bringing in the above measures to offer you additional safety and protection, we are changing the way we operate, too. This means that our team will be working to careful, pre-planned shifts, where interaction is more limited than before. This does not mean you won’t still receive the same great service! However, what it will mean is that the Owlerton team will interact with each other in more conscientious ways.

Rest assured; we’ve taken up thorough retraining during lockdown. This means that all our team at Owlerton understands what is expected of them by the time we re-open. It’s just as important to keep you safe as it is to keep our team safe, too.

Please also be aware that we will be wearing PPE, or personal protection equipment, should need arise. This means that we may where masks, guards or gloves depending on the situation at hand. Please understand that these measures are in place to help keep Owlerton Stadium safe for all to enjoy during this difficult time.


Other Things to Keep in Mind

Before you visit Owlerton Stadium, there are a couple of other points you should keep in mind. Please be aware that, in line with social distancing measures, we will be changing the number of customers we welcome into our venue at any one time. Please note that this may mean we may restrict volumes at busy periods. Please understand that, again, this is to help keep everyone safe – and we ask for your understanding while we all continue to adapt to these pandemic measures.

We will also be making sure that our premises are carefully cleaned and monitored more so than ever before. Owlerton Stadium has always been a clean, safe place for everyone to relax and unwind in. However, we will be renewing our focus on high traffic regions and will also ensure that any highly-touched areas are cleaned as priority.

We do ask you to consider how you are feeling before you head to our venue. Not only is it not going to be much fun for you to try and enjoy a night out when you’re feeling poorly, you must isolate yourself at home is you are showing any signs of COVID-19. Even if you have mild symptoms associated with the virus, please do not visit Owlerton Stadium. The NHS advises that you need to self-isolate for at least a week if you have symptoms, or test positive, and for up to two weeks if you have been in contact with anyone who has the virus. Full advice is available online from the NHS.


Looking to the Future

We understand that these are challenging times for everyone right now. The pandemic has changed normality in many different ways. However, to keep everyone safe, healthy, and happy, Owlerton Stadium is taking measured, careful steps to ensure that you can continue to enjoy our hospitality and racing experiences without fear of infection.

To help keep Owlerton Stadium safe during this period, please be sure to follow our social distancing guidelines, to sanitise your hands on arrival and throughout your stay, and to make sure to stay home if you are showing any signs or symptoms relating to COVID-19.

We all hope that these new measures will only be temporary for a little while longer. However, until we can all get greater control over the virus, we must continue to make things safe for our team and our customers.

Owlerton Stadium is re-opening – and we can’t wait to bring our fantastic racing action back to the people of Sheffield. Take a look at our deals and packages and do remember to stay safe and alert.

[ 6th July 2020 ]

Looking for Quality Dining and Evening Entertainment in Sheffield? Try Owlerton Stadium

Sheffield is, of course, jam-packed with brilliant entertainment venues and bars. It’s often hard to know where to start! However, if you are looking for food, drink, and entertainment with a difference, you can’t go far wrong with a night out at Owlerton Stadium. Offering award-winning food, drink, and race entertainment, we are continuing to bring a brilliant selection of food, snacks and more to the people of Sheffield. Are you looking for evening entertainment Sheffield and elsewhere with a difference? It’s safe to say that the same old bars and restaurants can get a bit samey after a while.


Therefore, have you ever thought of spending a night at the dog track? Owlerton continues to welcome families, birthday parties and corporate groups alike all year around. However, we offer more than just dog racing. Why not take a closer look at some of our more popular packages and rates available right now?


Award-Winning Cuisine

restaurant_sideA first-class restaurant might not be the first thing you think of when you book a day or night at the races. However, Owlerton is always ready to change the way that people view racing fun and evening entertainment across Sheffield. It’s important to us that we continue to offer our guests a great service – not just in terms of the racing we host, but also in the quality of food and drink we prepare, too!


When booking in at our restaurant, you’ll have access to tasty treats and home-cooked food which really packs a punch. Instead of filling up on fast food elsewhere, it surely makes sense to sample some delicious fare that you can tuck into alongside a night full of racing fun.


Our Panorama Restaurant is the jewel in our crown. We love hosting guests here – offering a modern and sophisticated approach to family dining, you’ll be able to sample mouth-watering main courses in the form of sirloin steaks, hake fillets and bacon, vegetable, and chickpea Lancashire hotpots, and more besides.


Our kitchen team works incredibly hard to make sure that our food is of exceptional quality. What’s more, we take the time to listen to our customers, too. We want to ensure that we continue to deliver delicious desserts and more besides – and above all, we want to do so at incredible value to you. It’s part of what has helped us to win awards over the years!


Pick the Panorama Package

If you’re intrigued by our range of cuisine and culinary creations, it is likely a great idea that you check out our popular Panorama Package. Owlerton is always ready to help save you as much money as possible on your nights out and your dining experiences!


The Panorama Package will offer you three courses from our vast menu of choices, as well as a race card and up to four fantastic hours of greyhound racing fun. On top of this, you will also benefit from our superb waiting service and first-class care, meaning that even though you are buying into a package deal, there really is nothing stopping you from sampling the best in luxury hospitality.


Above all, the price of the Panorama Package is likely to tempt you! For all of the above, you can expect to pay as little as £13 per person. If you have a big celebration coming up, it might be just what you’re looking for to cut down on the cost of wining and dining with friends and family.


Although you are getting a great value deal, that doesn’t mean you won’t benefit from top class care and support. Our team at Owlerton is always friendly and hospitable. We love what we do, and we want nothing more to ensure that you can relax and have fun with us for less than you might expect elsewhere.


Extensive Views

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One of the best reasons to join us at Owlerton for a bite to eats is for our amazing views of the track and beyond. As the name suggests, the Panorama Restaurant offers just that – a stunning panorama of all the racing fun and action to come. What worth is there in setting up a restaurant at a greyhound stadium if you can’t experience the thrill of the racing while you relax?


Families love heading to Owlerton not only for the great savings and packages, but also for the unique atmosphere and overall experience. Those who have never sampled dog racing before may find it tempting to think that there’s little more to a night out than just a few races.


Naturally, it’s our job to help change these perceptions! At Owlerton Stadium, we want to make sure that our restaurant services continue to offer an unbelievable standard of care. Therefore, if you are thinking of welcoming a large party of friends along with you to celebrate your big day, you can rely on us to make things extra special.


Great Value, Great Fun

There is lots of evening entertainment Sheffield has to offer. However, how much of it really comes close to a fantastic night out at the dog track? Owlerton Stadium has established itself as a marvellous restaurant, bar and family fun venue which is open to enjoy throughout the year.


If you are stuck for new and exciting ways to spend your evenings in Sheffield, why not consider going a bit left of field? We offer responsible, affordable greyhound racing alongside some of the most affordable dining and drinks experience the city has to offer. What’s more, as a family-friendly environment, you can be sure that we are always on top of providing a safe yet exciting atmosphere.


Owlerton inarguably presents the absolute best in flexible entertainment and social fun that Sheffield stands to benefit from. Why not take a closer look at some of our packages and services? Fed up of the same old nights out and parties in the city? Time to head to the dogs and to sample our amazing menus!

[ 27th May 2020 ]

Corporate Dining in Sheffield – Why Choose Owlerton Stadium?

Whether you have a big corporate milestone to celebrate, a year of success, or want to unveil new plans for your company, a corporate dinner or gala can be fantastic fun. However, regardless of your event, you should always make sure to look for an exciting and appealing venue in your local area. Owlerton Stadium’s leading racing packages, exclusive suites and dining options may be just the ticket for corporate dining in Sheffield.

Are you looking for a venue with a difference? Corporate events are important affairs, but at the same time, they offer fantastic opportunities for people to wind down and to celebrate their shared corporate successes for the year. Why should you ever make your corporate dinner a stuffy affair? We’re here to help transform the way in which businesses and firms host their dinners and galas across the city.


Why Choose Owlerton Stadium?


Dinner Party

The magic of greyhound racing is something that can really bring people together. If you are looking for a creative and exciting way to bring together your team to celebrate a great year, it makes sense to give them a bit of fun.

Owlerton Stadium is a popular venue not only for responsible greyhound racing, but also for private parties and events. Therefore, while we host a wide array of birthday and private events services, we’re also pleased to welcome business events and corporate affairs, too. Why not choose a private room or box over the track?

You and your team may also benefit from the full VIP experience. Requisite with attentive service and incredible, private party services, you can take your corporate dinner to the next level with a bespoke package.

The idea that corporate dinners and galas have to be awkward affairs is outdated. Here at Owlerton, our team wants to make sure you have access to everything you need to make your corporate celebration one worth remembering.


Settle into Our Restaurant

As well as offering exclusive VIP boxes and services, you should also take the time to look at our Panorama Restaurant. Offering a delicious menu of favourites and unique drink options, it’s easy to set up a corporate event or dinner package in our own unique eatery and bar. What makes Owlerton a leader in corporate dining in Sheffield is that we are never afraid to offer something a little different.

Book a private table and dining package with our team and you will benefit from attentive service, views of the track, and a wonderful array of choice. It’s easy and flexible to book your corporate dinner online with us, but you can also get in touch with our team via helpline if you’d prefer to discuss specific needs and wants.
We’ll make sure to welcome your guests and team to a corporate dinner that takes care of all dietary requirements and needs. Therefore, your guests will have the chance to truly sit back and relax.


Affordable and Flexible

One of the best reasons to book corporate dining in Sheffield at Owlerton Stadium is for the sheer value for money we provide. Right now, you won’t have to pay a penny in deposit to book a table, box, or suite. Even if you’d like to know more about our top executive box, which welcomes up to 65 people at a time, you can still take advantage of booking in without paying a thing upfront.

This sets our team and venue apart from the pack in terms of corporate dining. Too many times, businesses and firms are expected to pay through the nose for their dinners and galas. Not only do we offer a wonderful night out that can be as professional and as fun as you demand it, we will offer you fair rates on a variety of packages.

Corporate dining packages will also benefit from drinks and racing action as you desire. Even if you prefer to keep your event purely to the dining and bar space, that is absolutely fine. You should feel free to set up your perfect corporate event your way – and not have anyone tell you otherwise.


Corporate Dinners with a Difference


We dislike the idea that corporate dining and events hosting should be dull and dragging. Yes – there is always going to be the need for you to talk shop – but if there is something you can all celebrate; it surely makes sense to have a bit of fun at the same time. Of course, we will always be happy to help you find that balance between professionalism and fun – and you can rely on Owlerton’s expert staff to help ensure everyone is safe and happy on the evening.

Owlerton is a fantastic venue for corporate dining in Sheffield for many reasons. Not only do we offer a large array of space for dinners of varying sizes, we also make sure to give our guests the chance to sample delicious food, drink, and racing action. If you are tired of heading to the same old meeting spaces and tired venues again and again, why not go for something a bit different?

If something is worth celebrating, then it is certainly worth creating a memorable and positive night to remember. Why not take a look at some of the leading packages, boxes, and services we have on offer?


Book with Owlerton

It’s time to start thinking about booking your perfect corporate dining space at Owlerton Stadium. We welcome large parties with affordable and competitive tariffs per head. What’s more, there are few venues offering corporate dining in Sheffield with a difference. Whether you enjoy racing or are simply looking for a flexible space and an experienced team to help you celebrate, we are here for you.

Be sure to call the booking line on 0114 234 3074, email us at or make a point of getting in touch through our online system. Book your perfect corporate event with us without having to put down a deposit – and welcome your team to another year of business success to come.

[ 7th April 2020 ]

COVID-19 Update: Owlerton Stadium Closed for the Foreseeable

COVID-19 Update: Owlerton Stadium Closed for the Foreseeable

In light of the recent COVID-19 outbreak and the latest government regulations stating that only essential businesses may remain open, we have had to close our venue until further notice.

We have made this decision in order to protect our valued customers and staff members, but we will continuously monitor government regulations and will re-open as soon as we are advised that it is safe to do so. We would like to thank you for your understanding and support at this time, and we look forward to seeing you once we re-open.



How to support the NHS

Through these unprecedented times, most us are able to stay within the comfort and safety of our own homes.

However, many NHS workers across the UK are putting their lives on the line day in day out to protect us from the outbreak as best they can, which is why we need to show our support and gratitude in any way possible.

Whether it’s signing up to be an NHS Volunteer Responder (if this applies to you, please take extra care to stay safe while doing your bit), or taking part in the many creative ways to support the NHS staff – every little counts.

If you are unable to help as a Responder, the best way to protect our valuable NHS is simple – stay at home.


From our team to you…

From all of our team here at Owlerton Stadium, we are deeply saddened that we are not able to welcome you to our much-loved venue at present.

We hope you stay safe during this time, and we very much look forward to welcoming you back once we are able to re-open!


If you have any questions for us, we hope that the below FAQ will answer them.

Can’t find the answer to your question below? Please email and we will get back to you as soon as possible.


Frequently Asked Questions


How long will Owlerton Stadium be closed for?

Unfortunately, we are unable to give a date as to when Owlerton Stadium will re-open – this is down to government guidelines.


How will I know when you re-open?

We are continuously monitoring the situation in accordance to government advice, and will continue to update our website & Social Media channels with any changes.


What if I have a booking with you?

We are sorry to say that all upcoming events in the near future will not be taking place. If you have a booking and are therefore affected by this, you will be contacted by one of our bookings team – where you will have the option to either transfer your booking to a later date, or to receive a full refund. Please note that we are extremely busy at this time, but will get in contact with you as soon as possible.

[ 9th March 2020 ]

NHS Staff Discount

March is NHS Month at Owlerton Stadium, recognising invaluable work of local NHS employees with a special promotion open exclusively to NHS workers.

Staff at Owlerton Stadium are getting ready to welcome NHS staff from across Sheffield and South Yorkshire as part of its NHS Month. Throughout March, anyone employed by the

NHS including doctors, nurses, paramedics, dentists and pharmacists will be able to take advantage of a special offer open only to them. All NHS card holders will receive a free drink, free admission and a free racecard for up to 4 people.

Owlerton Stadium’s NHS Month is part of a nationwide campaign being rolled out by greyhound stadia across the country. Stadia belonging to the Race Course Promoters Association (RCPA) are offering special promotions to recognise the important contribution NHS workers make to the lives of local people.

As the UK’s sixth most popular spectator sport, greyhound racing brings together people of all ages and backgrounds in the shared enjoyment of watching greyhounds race. Owlerton Stadium looks forward to welcoming new and current spectators to its popular race nights on Tuesday, Friday and Saturday evenings.

Dave Perry, Owlerton Stadium Venue Director commented: “We’re really excited to be able to give something back to our local community and offer our thanks to the NHS for their dedicated service.”

The NHS Month offer is only valid on presentation of proof of employment in the NHS.

Further information is available at or by calling 0114 234 3074.

[ 3rd February 2020 ]

Why Attend One of Our Speedway Racing Events?

If you’ve ever been to Owlerton Stadium before, you’ll know that we are Sheffield’s home for greyhound racing. However, did you know that we also host more than just dogs at our track? From March to October this year, Owlerton will be proud to host races as part of 2020’s Speedway season. One of the most exciting motorsports available to enjoy in the UK right now, we’re proud to have been a part of the Speedway scene since we first opened. Believe it or not, we’ve been around for nearly 100 years! So too, has Speedway.

If you’re visiting us at any point between March and October, you might want to head on down and take in a Speedway race or two. If you’ve never watched speedway up close before, it’s a really exhilarating experience! Cheer on your favourite riders and revel in the atmosphere. You really can’t beat it.


The Thrill of the Race

speedway racingPeople love flocking to Owlerton for our amazing greyhound racing facilities. However, more and more people across South Yorkshire are taking the time to check out a few of our alternative sports and events. Speedway racing, for example, might seem a bit out of the ordinary for a lot of people. It’s a bit different to a night or two at the dogs! However, we think it’s just as exciting, in a completely different way.
Speedway racing is high-octane and easy to get into. The racers we host here are always ready to tear around and put on a great show! It’s a fairly long season, however, Owlerton is one of the premier stadiums and venues to watch these races unfold in the UK right now. Certainly, we’re proud to be Sheffield’s most popular racetracks. For that reason, we’re pleased to present a variety of different racing experiences for all our visitors.

If you fancy something a little bit different to watching and betting on dogs, all you need to do is head down every Thursday. From 7:30pm, the racing action starts – but we open our doors at 6.30pm, so make sure to get on down and secure your place before the riders start revving up.


Fantastic Food and Drink

Steak mealAnother reason why so many people choose Owlerton Stadium for racing and sporting fun is our hospitality. We want to offer spectacular views and atmosphere to all our guests, as well as food and drink that’s affordable and delicious at the same time. As you may already know, we offer many drinks packages that you can order in advance.

However, on a Thursday evening, you can settle yourself down in the Panorama Restaurant mid-racing and tuck into a fantastic carvery dinner. Our chefs are always ready to serve up some delectable Thursday night menus, meaning that if you’re hungry for more than just a bit of racing action, we’ll see you right.

Our Panorama Restaurant, as well as our wider boxes and suites, give you fantastic vantage over the racing below. There’s no better way to take in speedway racing than from the comfort of our fantastic hospitality spaces. Therefore, when you’ve taken in enough of the trackside fun, why not head upstairs and indoors? Our friendly team is always ready to help you settle in for some racing with a luxury twist. What a great way to spend your Thursday evenings!


Thursdays Are No Longer Boring

Thursday is a day of the week no one is really that bothered about. It’s the bridge between Wednesday and Friday that just sort of clings around! Therefore, we want to make a big change. We want the people of Sheffield to start loving Thursdays – and for that reason, we’re hosting 2020’s biggest and best speedway races right here at Owlerton Stadium.

Whether you’re heading over from work or have a long weekend off, Owlerton is ready to share the pinnacle of high octane racing with you. We’re regularly hosting the Sheffield Tigers on Thursday evenings, meaning you’ll get the pick of the racing crop from the local area. Racing is electric fun. Find a favourite rider and cheer them on to the finish line!

Thursdays at Owlerton Stadium are just as fun as any other day. Thanks to our Speedway events and calendar, it’s now going to be the highlight of many people’s weeks! What’s more, it’s now a great day to take advantage of some fantastic hospitality and big drinks packages. You could even tie in a party or a gathering with a Speedway visit. Why not hire a booth or a suite to watch all the action from?


Keep an Eye on the Calendar

The Speedway racing season is just getting started. Therefore, it’s high time you took a look at what’s coming up on our calendar. With fair pricing and fantastic facilities available, there is no better way to start taking in some of Sheffield’s most exciting racing events.

Owlerton Stadium is a venue that’s much loved for a variety of reasons! We play host to many different races and plenty of different events. Take a look at what’s coming up, book yourself a package and maybe even consider setting up in a suite or private box! We’re here to make Thursday evenings magical for all our visitors. Give us a call on 07812 622573 for more information.