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
IMG, USA


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


SUSTAINABILITY AWARD
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


NETWORKER AWARD
Liz Cooper, Marketing Director, Ricoh Arena, UK


VENUE OF THE YEAR AWARD
Tele2 Arena (Stockholm), Sweden

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