When organizing a hockey event, you are confronted by many things that need your attention. However, getting the venue right is one of the elements that determine how successful your tournament turns out. Details such the date and day of the event will always depend on the venue that you choose, so a lot of thought must go into picking a venue for your event. Of course, top on your list when planning such an event must be the budget and the number of attendees you are anticipating, as well as the teams taking part.
Factors to Consider Before Picking a Venue
The cost: This is one of the things you should be clear on right from the word go. As a great planner, you might want to go for a venue that offers the best facilities for such an event, but of course, one that is also offering a competitive price compared to the rest. Be flexible when it comes to dates because there are dates when the venue might be in high demand; hence, high hosting fee. This again depends with your budget.
Insurance: There are venues that are very specific when it comes to insurance. There are those that will require you to have insurance to do business with you. Again this boils down to what you want, but banks such as offer different insurance solutions. Always ensure such details are clear before making your booking.
Accessibility: You wouldn’t want to pick a venue that won’t be easily accessible by the people you are targeting. This means that the venue must be accessible even by fans with special needs who might want to attend the event. Assess your target attendees’ needs and ensure the venue offers everything they might be interested in.
There are other things such as location, parking, capacity as well as layout that should be considered before choosing a venue.