The winners of TheStadiumBusiness Awards 2017 were announced last night (22 June) at Croke Park.

Now in their eighth year, TheStadiumBusiness Awards are the only awards to recognise a whole spectrum of achievements from across the global stadium industry.

The awards ceremony took place during TheStadiumBusiness Summit at Croke Park, Dublin, in front of an audience of senior industry figures.

“Congratulations to everyone who reached the podium,” commented Ian Nuttall, founder of TheStadiumBusiness Awards. “Winners included our industry’s leaders, achievers and stand-out venues, who should all be very proud of their achievements.”

View all of the photos from the night here, including the official winners photos. You can also download our 2017 winners brochure and see who collected each Award below…

Hundreds of nominations were whittled down to create the shortlist, judged by an independent panel of industry figures including:

Paul Barber, Chief Executive Officer, Brighton & Hove Albion FC, UK
Karen Eyre-White, Chief Executive, Sports Ground Safety Authority (SGSA), UK
Tery Howard, Senior Vice President/Chief Technology Officer, Miami Dolphins, USA
Ebru Köksal, UEFA Consultant/Board Member MNT Health Services and Women in Football, Turkey
Peter McKenna, Stadium Director, Croke Park, Ireland
Ian Nuttall, Founder, TheStadiumBusiness, UK
Chris Overholt, CEO & Secretary General, Canadian Olympic Committee, Canada

Congratulations to all of our winners. Enjoy celebrating!

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