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.
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 professional basketball teams and the Tendring and Team Essex Superleague Volleyball teams. The newly formed School of Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences is also located within the Arena.
The Essex Sport Arena has 4 spacious changing rooms located on the ground floor next to the main hall. Additionally, there are two smaller changing rooms that are located on the first floor for match officials.