Telford Town Park Arena has revealed plans to become a leading venue for outdoor events, festivals, concerts and teambuilding.
Meet Telford & Shropshire, part of Telford & Wrekin Council, has invested in a long-term strategy to transform the destination into one of the UK’s leading Convention Quarters. Telford & Wrekin Council’s development of the arena, which has been designated a Queen Elizabeth II Field in Trust, forms part of an extensive multi-million pound programme to enhance the 450 acres of green space and extend its event and visitor offer.
The arena provides an open-air event space for creative outdoor events and concerts for up to 6,000 people.
“The arena offers endless opportunities for large scale outdoor events and is also a great fringe venue thanks to its location on the doorstep of The International Centre,” said business tourism manager of Meet Telford & Shropshire, Sarah Bird. “This latest project highlights our ongoing commitment to developing a first class destination.”
Psyche Hudson, arts and culture manager at Telford & Wrekin Council, said: “Our investment in Telford Town Park is already paying huge dividends and our reputation for first-rate outdoor event venues is ever-growing. In addition to the arena, which recently saw over 3,000 people descend on it for T-Live, the town’s biggest open-ar festival with lead act McFly, the park has become a major visitor attraction in its own right.
“Other new elements to the park offer include the recently launched £200,000 aerial ropes course, with the council’s partner company Closer to the Edge offering visitors teambuilding and corporate activities. The new development is all part of the council’s five-year strategy to enhance and sustain the park as a green space of significance and a place for relaxation, inspiration, exploration and adventure.”
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