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?

“The Summit was superb! So many interesting presentations and panel discussions... we’ll definitely be back next year!”

Kathryn Morgan Business Development Director, Sodexo Live!

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

Over the past decade you have done an incredible job to build this event. A truly international stage...

Jean Christophe Gileta President , Live Stadium

Thanks for putting on another great event. It exceeded expectations – both in terms of the quantity and quality – of conversations over the two days...

Business Development Director Sports and Entertainment, Oracle Hospitality

Another great eventy. Always nice to catch up with the industry – and get all those ideas flowing

Jacob Lauesen Director Brand Marketing & Development, F.C. København