The winners of TheStadiumBusiness Awards 2013 were announced on 7 June 2013 at a glittering evening at Emirates Old Trafford in Manchester, UK

The winners were:

CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE AWARD
Amway Center’s ‘never finished’ customer service approach, USA


EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR AWARD
Brett Yormark, CEO, Brooklyn Nets and Barclays Center, USA


GUEST EVENT OF THE YEAR AWARD
Opening Ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympic Games, London, UK


INDUSTRY SUPPLIER AWARD
Agilysys, UK


NEW VENUE AWARD
Stade Oceane/Le Havre FC, France


PRODUCT INNOVATION AWARD
Extricom’s Wi-Fi Solution (NBA 2013 All-Star Weekend at Toyota Center, Houston), USA


PROJECT OF THE YEAR AWARD
AMI Stadium (temporary), Christchurch, New Zealand (RCP/Populous)


RISING STAR AWARD
Justine Hewitt, Major Events Manager, Ricoh Arena, UK


SAFETY & SECURITY AWARD
Donbass Arena’s exemplary management of the storm-ridden Ukraine-France EURO 2012 match, Ukraine


SMALL VENUE OF THE YEAR AWARD
Allianz Park, London, UK


SPONSORSHIP, SALES & MARKETING AWARD
Brentford FC’s ‘Pay What You Can’ campaign, UK


SPORTS EVENT OF THE YEAR AWARD
Sydney Cricket Ground hosts its 100th Test Match, Australia


SUSTAINABILITY AWARD
Everton FC/Goodison Park: small fixes which make a big difference, UK


UNSUNG HERO AWARD
Greenkeeping Team at Stadium Letzigrund (Zurich), Switzerland


LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Gerry Toms, General Manager, Millennium Stadium (WRU), UK


OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Paul Latham, Chief Operating Officer (International), Live Nation Entertainment, UK


VENUE OF THE YEAR AWARD
Mercedes Benz Superdome, New Orleans, USA

What are people saying?

I had a great time and more importantly I learned a great deal. The networking alone was worth the trip but when you add the ability to come back and improve your business…well then you have a real winner

Ron Velazquez Vice President, Ticket Operations, Cleveland Cavaliers

Probably the best place to be on the planet to discuss this exciting industry that we all work in

Paul Sergeant Director, PMY Group

Your conferences are well run, well thought out, and well executed. I’ve been to many, and really appreciate the way you handle yourself. Well done.

Bart Wiley Chief Operating Officer, Seattle Sounders

it is an honour and an amazing opportunity for us being part of such an excellent group of professionals from the industry!

András Katona Head of Marketing, Liberty Stadium

We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, which isn’t a phrase normally associated with doing events, but it was really good and we have a lot of excellent contacts to follow up on.

Carolyn Baillie Head of Marketing, Exterity