The biggest ICON events to look forward to in 2024

Other Thursday January 4, 2024 By: Harry Howes

It’s a new year which can only mean one thing – we’ve got another cracking 12 months of sport to look forward to!

2023 will take some beating but you’re in for a treat this year, with plenty of sensational rugby, horse racing, cricket and formula one action on the horizon, plus loads more.

So, to make things easy, we’ve put all of our biggest events together in one place.


Six Nations

An epic year of sport wouldn’t be the same without the Six Nations. The 2024 edition kicks off on Friday 2nd February as last year’s champions Ireland cross the channel to take on France.

They’ll be without Johnny Sexton following his retirement but having won all five games last time out, they’ll fancy their chances at retaining their crown. England get their campaign underway against Italy in Rome before they welcome Wales to Twickenham for their first home game on 10th February.

Steve Borthwick’s side only managed two wins in the 2023 competition but they’re looking to build on a positive World Cup campaign that saw them narrowly miss out on the final.

Whether you fancy cheering on one of the home nations or you’re looking for a trip abroad, you can watch the action from the best seats in the house with our exclusive hospitality packages.


Autumn Nations

The Autumn Internationals return later this year and England have four home games to look forward to. First up they’ll take on World Cup finalists New Zealand on 2nd November before hosting Australia the following weekend.

England will be looking to avenge their World Cup semi-final defeat in their third game against South Africa and they’ll then play a fourth and final game against an emerging nation, with the opponent yet to be confirmed.


Fireworks go off over Twickenham as England and Wales come from the tunnel ahead of their Summer Nations Series fixture in preparation for the 2023 Rugby World Cup

Autumn Nations Hospitality


Horse Racing

As we wave goodbye to winter and finally say hello to spring, all eyes will be on the Cheltenham Festival. The iconic four-day event kicks off on Tuesday 12th March, with the headline Gold Cup stealing the show on the Friday.

Our ICON facility offers a unique experience with famous racing stars, exclusive food and drinks packages and the best views from a private balcony.

And when summer arrives and the sun comes out later in the year, racing fans will dress to impress as they flock to Berkshire for more action at Royal Ascot. The prestigious festival sees five days of incredible racing get underway on Tuesday 18th June, with the Gold Cup traditionally taking place on day three.

Enjoy a VIP dining experience in our ICON facility or treat yourself to a luxurious private box overlooking the racecourse so you don’t miss a second of the action.


Cricket

2023 saw a mixed year for English cricket and they’ll be looking to come back with a bang in all formats this time out. Ben Stokes and co. impressed in an entertaining Ashes series against Australia and we’ve got another two thrilling Tests to look forward to this summer.

First up, England host the West Indies in a three-match series that kicks off at Lord’s on Wednesday 10th July before heading to Trent Bridge and Edgbaston. And if that’s not enough, they’ll take on Sri Lanka later this year at Old Trafford, Lord’s and the Oval.

While Test fans were treated last year, England weren’t quite as successful in white ball cricket. They struggled at the ODI World Cup in India, finishing seventh after losing six of their nine matches.

They’ll be looking to make amends at the T20 World Cup in June and they host Pakistan in a four-match warm-up series in May, with the final game taking place at the Oval.

Following the tournament in the West Indies and the USA, England welcome Australia to these shores. The old rivals will first go head-to-head in a T20 series that ends at Old Trafford on 15th September, before a countrywide ODI series comes to a close at Lord’s.


Formula One

Max Verstappen is targeting a fourth consecutive F1 title this year having dominated in 2023 to secure the championship. He won at Silverstone for the first time and he’ll be looking to do it again this summer at the British Grand Prix.

Lewis Hamilton will be keen to stop him as he targets a record eight F1 title. The Mercedes driver is in the twilight of his career and it would be a fitting end if he could go out on a high by winning the British Grand Prix for the ninth time.

This year’s race takes place on Sunday 7th July, with the weekend kicking off on the Friday. And if you feel like watching it in style, why not take advantage of our luxury hospitality experiences?


ICON Golf Day

The ICON golf day is one of the biggest events in the Engage calendar and 2024 is no different, with not one but two chances to get involved.

Join us at The Grove and play on a state-of-the-art golf course that has hosted The Masters, Barack Obama and was the scene of Tiger Woods winning a World Golf Championship event back in 2006.

The unforgettable event features 18 holes of top-class golf, exclusive food and drink experiences on every hole, celebrity guests and plenty more. We’ve got two events taking place this year on Thursday 9th May and Wednesday 18th September, so if you fancy being a part of the action, enquire today to book your place.

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