About the Awards

TheStadiumBusiness Awards recognise leadership, innovation & achievement in the delivery, operation and management of sports facilities globally.

Inaugurated in 2010, the Awards are the first (and only) awards for the industry, by the industry and were announced on 22 April.

The Awards were launched in order to:

The 2020 winners have been announced online here.


We were unable to present the winners during our traditional gala dinner so instead we have announced the 2020 Winners online here. It’s worth noting that nominations for the TheStadiumBusiness Awards 2020 closed on 24 January 2020 and as such the shortlists showcase primarily the achievements of the stadium sector in 2019, before the industry lockdown due to COVID-19 outbreak.

Rather than postponing, TheStadiumBusiness is announcing the Winners as scheduled to provide some ideas and inspiration for our sector ahead of its much-anticipated return post-virus.


• 09 December 2019 – Nominations Open
• 10 January 2020 – Judging Panel Announced
• 24 January 2020 – Nominations Close
• 17 February 2020 – Shortlists Announced
• 13 March 2020 – Dossier to Judges/final judging
• 22 April 2020 – Winners Announced
• 29 September 2020 – Winners’ Party (Emirates Old Trafford)

This year’s international expert Judging Panel comprises 11 industry leaders – drawn from venue operations, sports investment, sports teams, technology and architecture. View them all here.

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