The Eastbourne Eagles Community Programme aims to provide an inclusive, enjoyable experience for everyone watching Speedway at Arlington Stadium.
The programme provides a range of options to engage with younger speedway fans and the local and wider, regional Community, from our new (in 2020) Interactive Welcome Facility in The Speedway Hub, through to the development of relationships with a range of Tourist Attractions, Businesses; Clubs and Organisations.
All newcomers to Speedway and Arlington Stadium will be invited to The Speedway Hub to watch a short film outlining the history of the sport of Speedway and given some specific aids to help their enjoyment of their first Speedway Meeting.
Organised Guided Tours
A Guided Tour is available (via prior Booking) after the initial visit, to any individual or family and also a wide range of Clubs and Organisations, from Sports Clubs (Football, Hockey, Rugby, Cricket) indeed any Sports and Organisations, through to Schools, Scouts + Guides, Registered Charities and Community Organisations with from 25 up to 250 people on Race Nights.
The Tour is FREE once you have been admitted to the Stadium
If the Group includes Children under the Age of 16, we will expect the Ratio of Children to Responsible Adults / Parents to be no more than 2:1 (e.g 50 Children would require around 15-20 Responsible Adults at all times).
Visits must be arranged in advance by contacting us here or by the Contact form at the bottom of the page and will be arranged on a first come / first served basis.
The Guided Tours will commence with the visit of Leicester on Sunday 17th May 2020 and will be available for all Sunday Afternoon Fixtures in 2020.
Organised Trip Formats
- First Organised Visit: Booking via Form above all Under 11’s receive a FREE Season Pass on Entry
- Second Organised Visit: Concession Rates and Discounted Match Day Family Ticket for all Adults
- Ongoing Visits – for Groups of 50 or More a bespoke Pricing plan can be arranged.
The Trip Format includes an exclusive Stadium Tour with Pits & Rider access, an overview of a speedway bike and the track, a visit to the Starting Tapes Area and subject to numbers a live Presentation from the Referees Box of the various Starting/Exclusion Lights etc.
At the end of the meeting an exclusive Photograph is taken on The Centre Green with available Riders. Free Copies of any Photos taken by our Official Club Photographer Mike Hinves, will then be sent to the Club or Organisation.
Join The Eaglets Club!
The Eaglets club supports the work of the Community Team encouraging new and younger supporters to Arlington in 2020 to watch and hopefully become long-term supporters of the Eagles.
Membership benefits include a Welcome Pack, including Free Badge, Pen and Rider Photographs, a Birthday Card and the chance to be a Meeting Parade Mascot.
Charity & Inclusion
It is our aim and determination to make Eastbourne Eagles Speedway a friendly and inclusive place to visit and that means on and off the Track for Home , Away and Visiting Supporters and also for the Community, whatever their Colour; Creed; background and that includes especially anyone or any Group with Special Needs or who will require the help of Carers.
If you would like a chat about what we can offer for any potential visitor who may need special help or support – please contact us using the form below.
It is a requirement and indeed our pleasure to support The Speedway BEN Fund (Speedway Riders Benevolent Fund) with a Collection scheduled for a major meeting in 2020. The Fund has supported many Eastbourne Riders in the past and continues to do so to the present day.
Our designated Charity for 2020 will be confirmed shortly.
For further information regarding our Community Programme, or to get involved as a volunteer, please get in touch using the contact form below.
Eagles Community Programme
Proudly Sponsored by HG Aerospace Ltd
After a successful launch of the programme in 2018 which was further developed in 2019, we would again like to send our appreciation of the assistance from Michael and George Gray (long standing supporters of Eastbourne Speedway) and their Company HG AEROSPACE, our Title and Community Programme Partners for their substantial financial support to help to build and facilitate the Community Project.