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[ 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.

News
[ 12th March 2019 ]

Construction work starts on £5.5m events and conference venue

Construction work has now commenced on the new £5.5m purpose-built events and conference venue, The OEC, in Sheffield.

Located between Napoleons Casino and Owlerton Sports Stadium, The OEC will feature a range of multi-purpose suites, catering for up to 500 guests.

WMA Architects has been taking the lead on the project, and construction company Harris CM has started work on the venue, which is due to open this autumn.

The multi-million pound development is being spearheaded by leisure and hospitality operator the A&S Leisure Group.
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Mark Allen, chief executive at the A&S Leisure Group, said: “We’ve had a vision for this venue for some time now and we’re excited to finally get cracking with the build stage.

“With an excellent reputation for offering great leisure and hospitality at Owlerton Stadium and at our four Yorkshire casinos and restaurants, this multi-million-pound development will only add to that.”

The venue’s Rivelin Suite will be fully adaptable with the capacity to hold up to 500 guests, or can be split up into three separate suites for anywhere between 100 to 250 guests.

The four VIP Hospitality Boxes will offer panoramic views of Owlerton Stadium and can seat up to 20 delegates.

Allen added: “Our time has been spent getting the right team in place to deliver this project, from local Yorkshire suppliers and contractors, to the appointment of Venue Director, Gary Cook.

“Gary’s reputation for delivering outstanding venues and events around the region precedes him. His previous role at Chesterfield Football Club saw him launch the new £15m stadium and we’re confident he will help drive our vision forward making The OEC one of Yorkshire’s finest events and conference venues.”

[ 25th June 2018 ]

Owlerton Greyhound Stadium wins ‘family friendly’ award

Owlerton Greyhound Stadium proved its family friendly credentials yet again after picking up a major prize at the 2018 Westside Restaurant and Bar Awards, held at Baldwins Omega on Monday 4 June.
This Sheffield venue won the Best Family Friendly award, presented for the venue’s versatile menu options and the welcome it offers to guests from all generations.
Race nights at the stadium take place every Tuesday, Friday and Saturday evening, during the day on Mondays and Thursdays and selected Sundays and bank holidays.
And Owlerton managing director John Gilburn said there is always something for all the family: “We were very surprised to win as we didn’t know we’d been nominated in the category, however it’s a fitting award as we do try to have something for all the family to enjoy.
“Our catering is spot on and the staff are great – it’s the atmosphere we create. You can be in the restaurant and the dogs are running and everyone has got their knives and forks in the air and they’re shouting at the dogs to win.
“Everybody loves coming to the dogs from grandparents to grandchildren. Children just love the dogs and they are really good pets. They want to go and feed them and stroke them and cheer them on.”
Owlerton has recently submitted plans for a £5m banqueting suite, which will become one of the largest entertaining and conference spaces in the city and create up to 200 jobs.
The significant investment by stadium owners A & S Leisure Group Ltd. is part of a company restructuring, which will also see a new casino being built in Manchester at the China Town end of Portland Street.
Work is set to start on the 500-capacity banqueting suite in early June and it is expected to open by Easter 2019. Sheffield-based WMA Architects have been commissioned for the project.
Currently the stadium operates four trackside bars – including the popular Paddock Bar which leads directly on to the trackside terracing to experience the real buzz of greyhound racing and the Panorama Bar, which has one of the best views of the finish line.
The Panorama Bar is next to the critically-acclaimed, 300-cover, glass-fronted Panorama Restaurant where diners enjoy a seasonal menu prepared by highly experienced chefs in Sheffield’s largest restaurant.

Picture credit: Mark Rodgers for RMC Media.

Family Friendly Award Winners
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[ 11th May 2018 ]

£5M Banqueting Suite Planned For Owlerton Stadium

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Sheffield’s Owlerton Greyhound Stadium has submitted plans for a £5m banqueting suite, which will become one of the largest entertaining and conference spaces in the city and create up to 200 jobs.

The significant investment by stadium owners A & S Leisure Group Ltd. is part of a company restructuring, which will also see a new casino being built in Manchester at the China Town end of Portland Street.

Work is set to start on the 500-capacity banqueting suite in early June and it is expected to open by Easter 2019. Sheffield-based WMA Architects have been commissioned for the project.

Owlerton managing director John Gilburn said: “This is an important development in the long history of Owlerton Greyhound Stadium and it will provide us with the most modern banqueting and conference facilities in the city.

“For some time, Sheffield has lacked a venue with the flexibility that this will provide. This will give us the ability to host weddings, conferences, large banquets, indoor sporting events and concerts.

“We believe that the new development will prove very popular both on our Tuesday, Friday and Saturday night race nights as well as during the working week.”

The banqueting suite will be built on the site of the Hare and Hounds bar with the terraced area at the finish line end of the track also making way for the new development.

John said: “The way it has been designed will allow for the top floor suite to be open for 500 guests or split into rooms of 250, 150 and 100 people capacities providing fantastic views across the track.

“On the same level will be five brand new executive boxes which will cater for 20 people per box. These, too, can be made into one large executive box for 100 guests. Our existing executive boxes will remain in place until the new development is open and a new entrance will be in place until building work is completed.”

A & S Leisure Group recently closed the iconic Napoleons casino on Ecclesall Road in Sheffield and also sold the Napoleons Casino in Leicester Square, London. However, chairman Dave Allen says the investment at Owlerton Stadium demonstrates his company’s commitment to the city.

He said: “It was a tough decision to close Napoleons, Ecclesall Road, after 42 years of business but the world moves on. I believe this investment in Owlerton Stadium is game-changing for Sheffield’s banqueting facilities and will enable us to concentrate on our provincial operations.

“We already have a tremendous reputation for hospitality at the stadium and this multi-million-pound development will only add to that. I am very excited about the future for both Owlerton and the Napoleons casino we operate adjacent to the stadium.

“John and the team at Owlerton Stadium have worked hard on the plans for the new banqueting suite and I can’t wait for it to open next Easter.”

Kelvin Fallow from WMA Architects said: “It is great to be involved with this project. Owlerton Stadium is an iconic venue for many people across our region so we’re determined to design a banqueting suite which provides the flexibility required for the many different forms of entertainment that the stadium wants to offer in this new building.”

Race nights at the stadium take place every Tuesday, Friday and Saturday evening, during the day on Mondays and Thursdays and selected Sundays and bank holidays.

Currently the stadium operates four trackside bars – including the popular Paddock Bar which leads directly on to the trackside terracing to experience the real buzz of greyhound racing and the Panorama Bar, which has one of the best views of the finish line.

The Panorama Bar is next to the critically-acclaimed, 300-cover, glass-fronted Panorama Restaurant where diners enjoy a seasonal menu prepared by highly experienced chefs in Sheffield’s largest restaurant.

[ 22nd November 2017 ]

Sheffield United v Birmingham City – Saturday 25th November 2017

Birmingham City take on Sheffield United on Saturday 25th November at Bramall Lane. We’ll be showing the football match live on TV screens around the Stadium. Gates open at 5.15pm and kick off is at 5.30pm. Free entry for people arriving before 6pm. The bar will be open from 5.15pm.

Once the football has finished you can enjoy the greyhound racing. Car parking facilities are available for just £1 per car. After racing you can continue your night at Napoleons Casino right next door.

[ 14th September 2017 ]

Action-packed festive period in store at Owlerton

Owlerton Greyhound Stadium is looking forward to an action-packed festive period with a bumper Christmas schedule and additional race meetings.
The venue for Sheffield’s top night is now taking bookings for Christmas 2017, with a host of hospitality packages available and additional race meetings staged on Sunday 17 December and Thursday 28 December respectively, to cater for demand.
Prices will start at £3 for general trackside admission and a racecard, with the Christmas 6-Pack deal, which includes admission, a racecard, chicken in a basket meal, two bets and a drink, available from £10 for groups of six or more.
Executive boxes will be available for Christmas party groups, with prices starting at £17.
Prices will also start at £17 in the venue’s Panorama Restaurant, where packages will include admission and a racecard, a festive a la carte menu, plus a table service for Tote betting and drinks.
There will also be a DJ and late bar open every Friday and Saturday during the festive period, excluding Christmas Eve and New Year’s Day.
The venue’s biggest race meeting of the year will take place on Boxing Day, when packages will start from £12 per person, and prices will start from £10 per person on New Year’s Day, when racegoers can enjoy another bumper schedule.
Entertainment will take place at Owlerton on Sunday 17 December courtesy of South Yorkshire band Bootleggers, and from swing performer Dave Perkins on Friday 29 December.
John Gilburn, managing director at Owlerton Stadium, said: “Christmas is one of the most exciting times of the year at Owlerton Stadium and as ever we have a fantastic offering for customers this year.
“We have something for everyone here, be it for families, businesses looking for a Christmas party or those simply looking for a top Christmas night out.
“We have some brilliant entertainment in store too, so we’re really looking forward to it all – it’s going to be an action-packed end to the year.”

View the Christmas Brochure here

There will be no racing on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day or New Year’s Eve.

ENDS
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