New website Stadia Hotels caters for both sports fans and concert goers wanted to spend a night in a hotel near to the stadium.
Online PR News – 26-February-2012 – – Whether you’re having a weekend away with the lads at a top Premier League football club, or a trip with the girls to watch a world class concert at a UK stadium, then you’ll need a first rate hotel to make your trip become extra special and more than memorable.
Stadia Hotels lets customers choose their stadium from a range of UK sports including a huge choice of football stadiums, tennis arenas, rugby stadiums, entertainment venues for concerts, Olympic venues such as the all new Olympic Stadium in East London, Golf courses, and motor sport venues.
The most popular type of customer is the hard-core football fan who loves to travel around the country following their team. The site helps fans in the UK who are travelling a long way and would like to stay overnight before or after a game, and also fans from abroad who wish to have their first taste of English football and stay close to the action.
In contrast, many huge music events are now being held in sports stadiums across the UK, such as Take That at the Etihad Stadium, Coldplay at the Emirates Stadium, and the Red Hot Chilli Peppers at Sunderland’s Stadium of Light. All of these top quality concerts take place after the end of the English football season and ties in great with the summer time stag and hen party’s for which many people include a concert and night out in their itinerary.
The website uses the secure booking service through well established hotel and holiday website booking.com. All correspondence through the booking will be made through booking.com and Stadia Hotels acts as a central place where hotel reservations can be made. Put simply, Stadia Hotels provides the stadium info, and booking.com provides the technical ability needed to run the booking process.
Creator of Stadia Hotels Mike Dodgson comments “As a sports fan myself, I’ve realised that things such as football away days, family outings to the cricket, and hen weekends with a concert are all the rage and have been for several years. I wanted to make a central place where not only sports fans but also concert goers can choose their stadium and then pick from a range of hotels that are in the vicinity. Eventually, as the site progresses, we’ll aim to provide a system where both tickets and hotel accommodation can be purchased at the same time”.
Not only does the website allow for users to book hotels, it also has a blog section with commentary on topical issues in sport, music and entertainment. The blogs main focus in on Premier League football however so far there have been several other articles for other sport and entertainment fans such as The Australian Open, a list of summer stadium concerts, and a rugby union 6 nations preview. As the site becomes more established, articles will involve a host of relevant sporting and lifestyle issues as they happen.
As one of millions of websites which rely on affiliate revenue, Stadia Hotels isn’t a new concept; however the prospect of becoming a leader in a niche hotel market could give it a separating edge.