Essex Sport Arena

Located on the University of Essex, Colchester Campus, the brand new £12 million Essex Sport Arena is an innovative, multi-purpose space, available for sporting and spectator events, conferences, exhibitions, trade and craft shows, celebrations, weddings, dance events, entertainment or any other large-scale event.

The main floor of the Essex Sport Arena has 2,076m2 of dynamic sprung 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, smaller meetings and training events.

The Essex Sport Arena is set in over 200 acres of beautiful parkland, within the University of Essex, Colchester Campus, and has the luxury, 4* hotel, Wivenhoe House, within the grounds. There is on-site parking, is easily accessible by car, train and bus, and just one hour from London and Stansted Airport.

If you would like more information regarding the Essex Sport Arena please get in touch with the Essex Sport Business Development Manager, Simon Lister on 01206 872773 or email

If you are interested in one of our other Event Essex venues please make an enquiry by completing our contact form here or give our team a call on 01206 872358.

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Key features

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • On-site parking
  • 20 sports courts
  • Central campus location
  • 8-speaker sound system
  • Accommodation available on site
  • Function room, bar and lounge area
  • Spectator seating up to 1,655 people
  • Kitchen and on-site catering service

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