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

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