Bristol Sport was founded by Steve Lansdown CBE, in 2012, formed with a single-minded goal to use sport for the power of good in Bristol and beyond. Inspired by a visit to Barcelona’s Nou Camp, Steve set about founding a multi-sport model unique in the UK. Comprised of five sports teams across professional football, rugby and basketball, the Lansdown family believe that Bristol Sport should support the city and the city should support sport, investing back into the community providing a pathway from grassroots to elite.
Ashton Gate Stadium it home to Bristol City FC and Bristol Bears Rugby. It is now firmly established as the largest venue in the South-West following a £45m rebuild in 2016 and a capacity of 27,000. With Bristol Bears Men and Bristol City Men’s and Women’s teams using the stadium as their home and Bears Women playing a number of fixtures per year here, the stadium hosts more than 60 matches per season alongside international fixtures such as the Arnold Cup featuring England’s Lionesses and Red Roses Six Nation clash against Wales. It also opened its doors to over 1.2 million non matchday visitors last year through concerts, large annual dinners, charity events and exhibitions.
Permission has been granted to build the new Sporting Quarter, an investment into the local community, driving employment, tourism and housing, comprising of a 4000-seater multi-use indoor arena which will become the home of the Bristol Flyers Basketball team, as well as providing a unique new indoor venue to host a wealth of international sporting events, exhibitions, comedy shows, intimate concerts and large scale events. 500 new homes are also part of the new development, along with office space and a hotel.
We work with many businesses through our events, hospitality offerings, partnership and venue sales, as well as providing a business networking opportunity through our Lansdown Club. We are delighted to become a member of the Somerset Chamber of Commerce and look forward to collaborating with our fellow members.