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Chelsea Football Club launches virtual tour of event spaces

Events at Club Chelsea has launched a 3D virtual tour for its event spaces, allowing event bookers to experience the space in virtual reality.

The virtual tour, available via VR headsets or on the events.chelseafc.com website, allows events bookers to see what Stamford Bridge can offer as a venue for conferences, exhibitions and dinners.

 

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With a re-opening date to be confirmed once Covid-19 restrictions lift, the virtual tour has been launched in response to demand from prospective clients. Many clients need to view spaces for events scheduled to take place from the autumn, but have been unable to view venues due to restrictions.

The software aims to ensure conferences and exhibitions can proceed at Stamford Bridge as soon as restrictions have eased, as event clients will not have to wait to view spaces physically. The virtual tour will also provide information points providing details on capacity and layouts, with interactive images of different set-up scenarios.

 

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Simon Hunter, head of venue and development, Chelsea Football Club, said: “Venue hire in London has of course been impacted by coronavirus, but we are beginning to see enquiries pick up again, and our virtual tour is an important step towards being ready for re-opening.

“Clients from the UK and internationally recognise the advantages of heritage, space and connectivity associated with sports related venues. We have been proactively working with existing clients to reschedule events with a range of safety measures in place, and the software will make it easy to visualise how they will be implemented.”

 

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Hunter added that the quality of the VR software means it is almost the same as visiting Stamford Bridge in person. Visitors can explore the entire venue, from the Great Hall that holds up to 1,000 delegates to suites with views of the football pitch.

He concluded: “Covid-19 means an extra focus on access and links between conference and exhibition spaces and we’re confident that thanks to our facilities we will be amongst the first venues to safely resume operations to support jobs and economic growth.”