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.
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.
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 www.owlertonstadium.co.uk/nhs or by calling 0114 234 3074.
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
People 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
Another 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.
If you’re a Sheffield native, there’s a good chance you already know how lively the city and general area can be! There is a fantastic choice of party venues Sheffield has on offer, as well as stacks of great entertainment packages. However, what many Sheffield venues can lack is that unique experience. Here at Owlerton Stadium, we are always proud to present unique birthday parties Sheffield locals and greyhound racing fans can take part in all year round. As well as being a big name in the Christmas and New Year party scene, we are also well-known for our fantastic, flexible birthday packages.
But what are some of the great reasons why you should hire Owlerton Stadium above all other birthday party venues Sheffield has to offer? Here are just five to help you get started.
There’s Nothing Quite Like Trackside Entertainment
Chances are you’ve probably been to a birthday party or two in your life – but how many of them have taken place in full view of a glorious greyhound track? Of all the party venues Sheffield has to offer, Owlerton Stadium presents incredible at-seat entertainment that’s always unique. There is nothing quite like taking in the thrill of dog racing on your special day.
With our packages and boxes, you can celebrate your birthday in style with a front-row seat to watch your dogs come in. Whether you win or not, you will always be guaranteed of a great time. Not many Sheffield venues will cater you for food and drink quite like Owlerton – and the best part is, you can pay for much of your menu before you arrive!
You’ll Get a Freebie on Us
Owlerton Stadium is proud to offer birthday visitors a free three-course meal, or a free six-pack admission, when their special day rolls around. This means you are completely covered when you visit us during the month of your birthday! To activate this deal, all we ever ask you to do is sign up to our email subscriber list. Within 24 hours of submitting your details to us, we will deliver a voucher to you that’s valid across the year. What a great way to celebrate a milestone birthday!
You can opt out of our email list at any time, but why would you want to? We will keep you up to date on all of our latest deals and events. What’s more, we will always be ready to show you why we offer some of the best birthday parties Sheffield has to offer – bar none.
Wine and Dine
Some people may assume that a birthday night out at a greyhound stadium is all about the dog racing. That really isn’t the case! We are always pleased to host birthday parties in our exquisite restaurant and lounge bars, meaning that you and your party can sit back and relax with a delicious menu of food and access to some of the finest bubbly this side of the Pennines. How many other Sheffield party venues give you access to a full menu and drinks package as well as full view of some exhilarating racing? Not many!
Our restaurant and drinks packages are flexible and affordable for parties of varying sizes. Therefore, do always take your time to look through our packages and to let us know if you have any queries or concerns. Our fabulous restaurant is perfect for birthdays, with at-seat service and a superb selection of food and drink ready for you to sample at your leisure. It’s a great way to get the party started, and other birthday party venues Sheffield has to offer don’t go anywhere near as wild as us!
Choose a Private Box
If you’d prefer to keep your celebration closed-off and between a select group of family and friends, we are always only too happy to oblige. We want to make sure your birthday party is completely tailored to your wants and needs. Therefore, if you’d like to take in the racing from your own VIP lounge or box, you can! We offer amazing competitive prices on all our boxes throughout the year, as well as on our hospitality suites, so we encourage you to get in touch as soon as possible to book and avoid disappointment.
There are plenty of great ways to celebrate your birthday at Owlerton Stadium. However, we perfectly understand that some people will want to celebrate in style! Our hospitality suites and private boxes are more affordable than you may think, and what’s more, you and your guests will benefit from wonderful buffet and bar facilities while you watch the races.
The Night Doesn’t End with Racing
Owlerton Stadium is right next door to the fabulous Sheffield branch of Napoleons Casino, which means when the racing is over, you can take your birthday bash up to the next level. Pop your birthday troupe next door and take on some roulette, blackjack, craps, slots and more. We’re proud to be so close to one of Sheffield’s finest gaming establishments.
In our collective opinion, nothing beats a birthday bash that offers you tons of excitement and great memories. As one of the top party venues Sheffield has for you to discover, we want to make sure you also have the chance to explore the biggest and brightest sights the city is known for. Napoleons is just the start, however, it will be massively convenient to many that this full Vegas lounge is just next door!
Book With Us
We hope we’ve given you a nice taste of what to expect from your birthday party at Owlerton Stadium. We are flexible and friendly. If the idea of a night at the races appeals to you, it’s time you get in touch with one of the leading providers of birthday parties Sheffield has to offer. Call us now on 0114 234 3074 to learn more, or book your bash online to get ahead of the pack!
It’s safe to say that there are plenty of bars in Sheffield. As one of the biggest university cities in the UK, you’ll find plenty of chain pubs, bars and even more than a few independent venues scattered around. The city is famous for its fantastic nightlife! However, have you considered heading to a bar in Sheffield that offers something a little bit different in terms of venue and entertainment? Bar crawls around Sheffield don’t have to be about just downing a few pints.
Owlerton Stadium is a fully-fledged greyhound racing centre, complete with a full restaurant and several bars for you to relax and unwind in. If the idea of taking time out to watch some dog racing really appeals to you, then make sure to take time at Owlerton to sample our fantastic bar menus and drinks selections. Not only that, but if you want to book a Christmas event with us, or even if you want to use us as a birthday party venue, we are here to welcome you.
Why Choose Our Bars?
Sure – there are plenty of great bars in Sheffield, but how many of them back onto a popular dog track? How many of them have a fabulous casino right next door? Not many of them, we’d wager! However, it’s not just the surroundings and the facilities you should look for in a great bar, it’s the atmosphere, too. Our on-site bars are laid-back and friendly, and what’s more, there is always tons of space for you to sit back and relax in. There’s nothing better than taking some time out to relax after a hard day at work, and we’re local enough for most professionals in Sheffield to come on down and sample our drinks deals and fantastic service.
Beyond this, our bars offer you the chance to use Owlerton as an exclusive Christmas party venue. Bookings are moving thick and fast, which means you are going to need to get in touch soon to make sure you confirm your place. Plenty of bars in Sheffield will be welcoming guests for Christmas and New Year, but few will offer the fantastic packages we offer.
Welcome small gatherings and huge bashes fit to bring in hundreds of people at any one time. We tailor Christmas and Birthday party packages to your needs, which means you can pre-book drinks and even match a meal deal or two in our fabulous restaurant. There’s no better way to make sure that all your guests are fed and watered. Beyond this, however, you should look for a venue that offers brilliant entertainment – and you can use our bespoke packages to enjoy dog racing while you’re here, as well as casino fun next door.
Three Fantastic Bars for Any Christmas Event
No matter the size or style of your Christmas event, it’s time to look closely at the bars we have on offer. Owlerton is not only pleased to welcome you to a variety of brilliant boxes for VIP racing, but also three separate bars and lounges, all of which you can enjoy through our well-known deals and packages. For example, you only have to spend a little money to access sour bars and racing action with our popular 6 Pack Party Package. Grab yourself a basket meal, a drink and a racing card – what more could you want? Well – take a look at our 6 Pack + deals, and you might just find a few upgrades that really tickle your fancy.
Our main Panorama Bar is sleek, stylish, and is very popular with visitors and guests who want to get the best eyeline on the dog racing. Visit this bar if you want to sit back and watch your winners come in while sipping a cocktail or two with friends. It’s one of the best Christmas party venue choices in the region, too.
Our Paddock Bar really does get you up close to the greyhound racing action. The bar actually opens up onto the trackside, meaning you get a genuine front-row seat to all the dogs racing past at any one time. For fans of greyhound racing, this bar and any Birthday party venue packages you buy into will be absolutely ideal. Few bars in Sheffield get you this close to live entertainment that is so electric and so addictive!
Last, but by no means least, is our Napoleons Bar. This is our biggest bar lounge, welcoming up to 400 guests. Therefore, if you want to host a huge Christmas event for your whole office, or for a particularly sizeable family gathering, you can go right ahead and book in with us today. The best thing about all our bars, of course, is the fact that you can use them both for casual nights out and for parties. With Christmas approaching, there’s never been a better time to cut loose and have some festive fun.
Book with Owlerton
If you’ve been looking around other bars in Sheffield and are struggling to find the perfect fit for your Christmas event, there’s no need to panic. Owlerton Stadium offers some fantastic packages and amazing hospitality. Just looking for a great night out? Want a birthday party venue that gives you a few extra memories to cherish for years to come? We make it our mission to help you settle into that party mood.
One of the best things about the bars at Owlerton Stadium is the fact that if you do want to move onto something different, we are just next door to Napoleons Casino. Therefore, you can cash in your dog racing winnings and stock up on some chips!
Owlerton Stadium is a fantastic Christmas party venue. We really go all out when it comes to welcoming in the festive season! Come on down and let us show you what we can do for your festive event. Book online, view our Christmas menu and call us on 0114 234 3074 for more information.
If you’re looking for an exciting Sheffield VIP night out in stylish surroundings then why not experience the thrill of live greyhound racing all from the comfort of one of The OEC’s brand new VIP Hospitality Boxes?