Saturday, 20th April 2019


Large venues are frequently used to host high-profile events due to their capacity to facilitate large crowds. Events can range from sports matches to concerts.

These sometimes enormous venues rely on the cooperation of teams of staff, including the people who work in or manage the catering facilities, such as bars and restaurants, hired security to look after the wellbeing of visitors or performers, events managers, PR people ticket or merchandise sellers and the list goes on.

Arenas and stadiums can be excellent places for young people to find seasonal or holiday-time work and they often hire staff with few qualifications. Working for these sorts of venues also typically means escaping the usual nine to five working model, although that can mean working late shifts or during weekends. As most venues only operate for certain hours on certain days of the week, there can often be room for flexibility.

There are over 300 stadiums in the UK alone, being used for a variety of purposes, including:

  • Concerts and festivals
  • Football
  • Motor racing
  • Rugby
  • Horse racing
  • Cricket
  • Tennis
  • Athletics
  • Charity events