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Find Out More About Our Popular Sporting Dinners with Famous Faces

Here at The OEC, we’re all about bringing you closer to the stars. Whether it’s through our tribute nights or fantastic dinner experiences, we’re pleased to give all of our guests the chance to experience some glitz and glamour. However, while you can often sample some of the biggest hits from pop and rock’s biggest superstars at our venue, what if you’re a fan of old school sports action?

The OEC is in a proud position to offer some truly fantastic sporting dinners. These are exclusive occasions where you won’t just get the chance to sample our fantastic hospitality, cuisine and drinks menu, but also to play audience to fascinating stories from some of the UK’s biggest sporting heroes. Whether you love cricket, football, motor racing, snooker or otherwise, if you’ve always wanted to get up close and personal with your sporting heroes, we’re sure to offer you plenty of chances to learn more about the frenetic world of sport.

Are you looking for a corporate dinner experience with a difference? Maybe you’re keen to let your hair down and enjoy a riveting speech or two from some of British sport’s biggest characters. Take a look at our calendar for sporting dinners for the year ahead, and do make sure to keep reading for the full lowdown on what you can expect when you book in.

Cricket Legends Phil Tufnell and Geoff Miller -  - OEC Sheffield

Botham and Miller: Cricket Legends

Cricket legends Ian Botham and Geoff Miller will be gracing us with their presences in March 2021 – meaning that any test match fans will do best booking in now to sample our sumptuous menus while listening to some of the biggest secrets of English cricket that the superstars are willing to spill.

Beefy and Dusty are no strangers to the world of public speaking, which means that as well as having the chance to meet your cricket heroes in the flesh, you’ll be sure to take away some wonderful highlights from their illustrious careers. Cricket is perhaps wilder and woollier than you’d imagine – and who better to give their account of English cricketing history than Botham and Miller?

Interest in an audience with Beefy and Dusty is growing all the time. Therefore, while March may seem like an age away, you should make a point of booking your sporting dinner place now while places last.

snooker sporting dinner

White and Virgo: Snooker Superstars

If you’re more likely to feel at home on the table than on the wicket, you’ll want to hold fire for our Legends of Snooker event, set to take place at The OEC in April 2021. We’re pleased to be hosting legendary masters Jimmy White and John Virgo, icons of the sport going back decades. Hosted by Jade Slusarczyk and Colin Phillips, this sporting dinner is likely to appeal to anyone who’s taken on a table or two in their time.

White and Virgo’s careers have been illustrious – and, as always, they’re going to have a few stories to share with us when we play host in the spring of 2021. Many will remember Virgo, too, from his time co-presenting the popular snooker game show ‘Big Break’ during the 1990s!

Snooker might be one of the more lower-octane sports out there, but snooker champions are immensely talented. This sporting dinner promises to celebrate the ins and outs of the game, giving guests the chance to gain some insight into what’s often an easy sport to pick up, but incredibly difficult to master.

Again, as with our cricket evening, do make sure to book in for an audience with legends of snooker now – as it will soon be April before you know it!

Unbeatable Hospitality

Not only will you get the chance to bear witness to some of the UK’s biggest sporting legends at The OEC, you’ll also have access to our famous hospitality. As well as benefiting from amazing acoustics, you’ll find that our hospitality team will be on hand to offer you a range of cuisines and sparkling drinks to help keep the night rolling on.

Our sporting dinners promise to be VIP affairs quite unlike any other. Make sure to book into our black tie events – whether for a corporate booking or otherwise – and we will be on hand to make it a memorable evening for all the right reasons.

We’re back open and ready to welcome guests back to our fantastic facilities – call our booking line now or make sure to book online as soon as you can!