Who’s in the running for one of the grand prizes at TheStadiumBusiness Awards 2015?

The Finalists:

EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR AWARD

  • Robert J Hunter, Chief Project Development Officer, Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment, Canada
  • Denise Barrett-Baxendale, CEO Everton in the Community and Deputy CEO, Everton FC, UK
  • Roy Sommerhof, VP – Stadium Operations, Baltimore Ravens, USA
  • Michael Craig Enoch, GM, Mercedez-Benz Arena Shanghai, China
  • Thomas Perslund, CEO, Friends Arena, Sweden
  • Janet Marie Smith, Senior VP Planning & Development, LA Dodgers, USA

FAN EXPERIENCE AWARD

  • Plymouth Argyle’s ‘#ThreeTalk’ (Crowd-sourced team talk), UK
  • FC Union Berlin’s ‘Bring your Sofa’, Germany
  • Servette FC’s ‘Un Enfant, Un Cadeau’, Switzerland
  • AS Roma’s ‘#RideWithUs’, Italy
  • NFL UK’s ‘Tailgate’ at Wembley Stadium, UK
  • Emirates Old Trafford’s ‘Natwest T20 Blast’ UK

GUEST EVENT OF THE YEAR AWARD

  • Sydney Monster Jam® at ANZ Stadium, Australia
  • 2014 FIFA World Cup™ Opening Ceremony at Arena de Såo Paulo, Brazil
  • BBC Sports Personality of the Year Awards at The SSE Hydro, Scotland
  • Winter Party Festival at the Montreal Olympic Stadium, Canada
  • 2014 Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony at Celtic Park, Scotland
  • One Direction at Allianz Stadium, Australia

NEW VENUE AWARD

  • Levi’s Stadium, USA
  • Singapore Sports Hub, Singapore
  • Otkrytie Arena, Russia
  • Allianz Parque, Brazil
  • San Mamés Stadium, Spain
  • Groupama Arena, Hungary

PREMIUM SEAT AWARD

  • EverBank Field’s ‘Poolside Cabanas’, USA
  • Milwaukee Brewers’ ‘$1000 Timeless Ticket’, USA
  • Wembley Stadium’s ‘One-Off Butler Service’, UK
  • Gillette Stadium’s ‘Field Level Lounge’, USA
  • Levi’s Stadium ‘Premium Seating at the world’s most technologically advanced stadium’, USA
  • Arsenal FC’s “Premium Seat Flexibility’, UK

PRODUCTION INNOVATION AWARD

  • SunLife Stadium’s ‘Targeted Mobile Notifications’ by Gimbal, USA
  • University of Phoenix Stadium’s ‘NFL LED Illumination’ by Ephesus Lighting, USA
  • Indiana Pacer’s ‘End-to-End Audience Engagement’ by SignalShare Live-Fi, USA
  • Lancashire County Cricket Club’s ‘First-Ever Cricket Bond’, UK
  • EverBank Field’s ‘World Largest Video Board Installation’ by Daktronics, USA
  • Avaya Stadium’s ‘First Cloud-Enabled MLS Sports Venue’ by Avaya, USA

PROJECT OF THE YEAR AWARD

  • PGE Arena Gdansk’s ‘FUN ARENA’, Poland
  • Barclaycard Arena’s ‘Redesign Project’, UK
  • Sydney Cricket Ground’s ‘New MA Noble, Don Bradman, Dally Messenger Stands’, Australia
  • Watford FC’s ‘New East Stand’, UK
  • Harlequins Rugby’s ‘F&B Activation Experience Project at Twickenham Stoop Stadium’, UK
  • EverBank Field’s ‘Poolside Cabanas & Premium Upgrades’, USA

RISING STAR AWARD

Pending judges input…

SAFETY & SECURITY AWARD

  • Croke Park Stadium’s ‘Certified Safety Management’, Ireland
  • The TESS Group’s ‘Safety Training Solutions, UK
  • Groupama Arena ‘Setting New Safety Standards’, Hungary
  • Selex Es – Finmeccanica ‘Innovative Safety’, Italy
  • Otkritie Arena’s ‘Safety in Numbers’, Russia
  • International Centre for Sport Security ‘Safeguarding Russian Football’, UAE

SPORTS EVENT OF THE YEAR AWARD

  • Brazil 1 – 7 Germany (World Cup 2014) at Estadio Mineiråo, Brazil
  • J.P Morgan Tournament at Grand Central Station, USA
  • Day of Handball at Commerzbank Arena, Germany
  • Superbowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium, USA
  • Major League Baseball at Sydney Cricket Ground, Australia
  • Abu Dhabi Grand Prix (Formula 1) at Yas Marina Circuit, UAE

SUSTAINABILITY AWARD

  • Arena Das Dunas as a ‘Sustainable FIFA World Cup TM Stadium’, Brazil
  • Sacramento Entertainment & Sports Centre achieving ‘LEED Gold Status’, USA
  • Citizens Business Bank Arena ‘Making Ice Using Recycled Water’, USA
  • Tele2 Arena’s ‘Rooftop Solar Installation’, Sweden
  • Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games ‘Avoiding the Impact of a New Stadium’, UK
  • Getafe FC’s ‘Sustainability Programme’, Spain

UNSUNG HERO AWARD

  • Arturo Oliver, Director, NFL en Mexico, Mexico
  • Brian Burgess, Director, Brentford FC, UK
  • Andreas Hinder, Head of IT, Bayer 04 Leverkusen, Germany
  • Martin Englund, Commerical Director, Friends Arena, Sweden
  • Carmen Day, Director – Guest Experience, Toronto Blue Jays, Canada
  • Keith Gallis, Seagulls Travel & Matchday Travel, Brighton & Hove Albion FC, UK

VENUE OF THE YEAR AWARD

  • Levi’s Stadium, USA
  • Sydney Cricket Ground, Australia
  • Wembley Stadium UK
  • Maracanã Stadium, Brazil
  • Camp Nou, Spain
  • Avaya Stadium, USA

VENUE TECHNOLOGY AWARD

  • Levi’s Stadium, USA
  • Sacramento Kings’ ‘3D Halloween Court Projection’, USA
  • Air Canada Centre’s ‘New Control Room’, Canada
  • Chelsea FC’s ‘Upgrade to LED Pitch Lighting’, UK
  • Barclay’s Center’s ‘Next-generation Fan Experience’, USA
  • Paris St Germain’s ‘Seat map Integration’, France

Good luck to all our  finalists, we look forward to seeing you all at the Gala Awards evening, Wednesday 10 June 2015 at the Nou Camp, Barcelona, Spain.

IF YOU HAVE BEEN NOMINATED, WE WILL BE IN TOUCH SHORTLY!

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