The winners of TheStadiumBusiness Awards 2014 were announced on 4 June 2014 at the RAF Museum in London, UK
The winners were:
CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE AWARD
Leicester Tigers: Family Friendly Extras, UK
EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR AWARD
Kunal Malik, Former CTO, San Francisco 49ers, USA
GUEST EVENT OF THE YEAR AWARD
Opening Ceremony of 2014 Winter Olympic Games (Sochi), Russia
INDUSTRY SUPPLIER AWARD
NEW VENUE AWARD
First Direct Arena (Leeds), UK
PRODUCT INNOVATION AWARD
FAN360 Uphoria Engagement Platform by Sporting Innovations Inc, USA
PROJECT OF THE YEAR AWARD
The Pavilion Renovation at Emirates Old Trafford, UK
RISING STAR AWARD
Lorenzo Santoni, Head of B Futura, Lega Seri B, Italy
SAFETY & SECURITY AWARD
Brighton & Hove Albion FC: Safety & Security Team, UK
SMALL VENUE OF THE YEAR AWARD
The Arena at Stadium mk, UK
SPONSORSHIP, SALES & MARKETING AWARD
Global Stadium Sponsorship & Naming Rights Strategy, Allianz, Germany
SPORTS EVENT OF THE YEAR AWARD
IIHF World Ice Hockey Championships, Ericsson Globe, Sweden
Allianz Park: Sustainability Focus, UK
UNSUNG HERO AWARD
Cathy Cubbin, Retail Manager, Liverpool FC, UK
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Richard Peddie, Former CEO & President, Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment, Canada
OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Julian Jenkins, Former Commercial Director, Cardiff City FC, UK
Liz Cooper, Marketing Director, Ricoh Arena, UK
VENUE OF THE YEAR AWARD
Tele2 Arena (Stockholm), Sweden
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