Essex Sport Arena
Home to the Essex Rebels the Essex Sport Arena is a modular, state of the art facility that offers the perfect platform to host both sporting and non sporting events of all sizes.
Essex Sport Arena.
The £12 million Essex Sport Arena is an innovative, multi-purpose space, available for sporting events, conferences, exhibitions, trade and craft shows and dance events. At its core the Arena is a highly versatile, multi purpose event space that can be configured to suit your exact requirements.
An exceptional space.
The main arena has 2,076m2 of floor space (60m x 34.6m) and seating for up to 1,655 people. It can be sub-divided into five separate spaces, giving full flexibility to suit your event. On the first floor there is a 150m2 (25m x 6m) function room, bar and lounge area, ideal for hosting drinks’ receptions and smaller meetings, and a glass fronted studio space over-looking the Arena.
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Sports at the Arena.
The Essex Sport Arena is a competition and spectator venue, built to international sporting standards. It offers 20 courts, including basketball, volleyball, netball, badminton and futsal; with seating for up to 1,655 spectators. The Arena and entertainment areas can be hired for county, regional, national or international sporting competitions and training camps.
The main Arena is ideal for staging televised sporting events, offering a giant video entertainment screen, integrated sound system, LED lighting, and a performance analysis system, which can be used for live-streaming events in HD. Other features include a Dynamik sprung floor; height adjustable drop down and rollout basketball goals, international specification volleyball, netball and futsal equipment, and a customisable scoreboard.
Sports at the Arena.
If you’d like to add a drinks reception to your event, this can be hosted in one of our entertaining spaces on the first floor; either in our function room or in the bar and lounge area. A fully fitted kitchen and on-site catering is also available. The Arena is home to the Essex Rebels elite basketball and volleyball teams and the newly formed School of Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences.
So whether its grassroots or professional level sporting events the Essex Sport Arena can be transformed by our experienced staff to ensure your event provides an amazing experience for participants and spectators alike.
Upcoming matches & events
Don’t miss our next big game
Come and see fast-paced, action-packed, top-level professional basketball in a first-class venue. Match days offer family-friendly entertainment including a DJ, big screen, cheerleaders, interactive competitions, children’s activities, refreshments, and our larger-than-life mascot, Queen B.
We Are Rebels – come join the rebellion!