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

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 Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester, in front of an audience of senior industry figures. This year saw ten deserving award winners take to the stage and collect their prestigious TheStadiumBusiness Award, but where are the awards now?

Some are in their fantastic new homes in the UK, such as the Leicester Tigers (pictured below, right), The Tunnel Club of Manchester City (pictured below, left) and the Event of the Year award that went to #Game4Grenfell at Loftus Road, Queens Park Rangers, whilst others have traveled across the world to their new homes. The Venue of the Year award has joined our good friends at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, USA, along with our Outstanding Achievement Award that went to Lee Zeidman, President of the STAPLES Center, USA.

Our world class judges were as impressed as ever, describing Product Innovation Award winners, The Tunnel Club as ‘redefining standards, demonstrating this club’s commitment to bringing supporters closer to the action.’

Additionally, they were not surprised that everyone describes Patrice Lafarge, our Unsung Hero from Paris Saint-Germain as ‘Magic Patrice’ (pictured below, right). Judges described the Leicester City Tigers as ‘growing year-on-year as a venue with the Fan Experience at the forefront.’

CenturyLink Field (pictured below, middle) were described as being ‘one of the most environmentally-friendly and sustainable sports and entertainment facilities in the world.’

‘Setting the benchmark for stadia globally’ is our Venue of the Year, the Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, USA. Pictured below left and above right, Scott Jenkins, General Manager (Mercedes-Benz Stadium.)

Keep an eye on TheStadiumBusiness Newsletter for more Winners in Focus content, and don’t forget- NOMINATIONS FOR THESTADIUMBUSINESS AWARDS 2019 OPEN IN DECEMBER.

Download this years’ Winners Brochure to find out more about each Winner.

What are people saying?

You guys did a great job. Really enjoyed the programming and hospitality.

Scott Jenkins General Manager, Mercedes-Benz Stadium

The best conference I've ever attended!

Lee Zeidman President, STAPLES Center

We are building a new stadium so this event is really great for us, not only to meet the best suppliers but also other clubs who plan to build as well to share each of our ideas...

Jean-Michel Waroquier Head of Marketing , Royal Charleroi Sporting Club

Congratulations on a fabulous event. You guys really go the extra mile!

Chris Salmon Commercial Director, SG Fleet

A delightful summit… There are great opportunities ahead.

Javier Martinez CEO, JMTZ

Another great Summit. We couldn't be more pleased with our participation.

Magnus Danielsson VP International, Feld Entertainment Motorsports