The public are invited to submit nominations in the following categories:
VENUE OF THE YEAR AWARD
For the world’s best stadium, arena or sports venue. From the small local club venue to the mega-capacity national sports stadium, tell us which venue deserves recognition for its outstanding performance over the past 12 months, and why. Entries should refer to specific successes and achievements of the venue in the past year.
EVENT OF THE YEAR AWARD
For the best sports or non-sports event, guest event, concert or one-off spectacle held at a major sports venue in the last 12 months. We are looking for something out of the ordinary, something special, something that sets a future trend. This award recognises the event’s host venue, and thus entries should reference why the venue’s management/operational team deserves special recognition for their delivery.
EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR AWARD
For the sports venue leader, pioneer or visionary that has over-delivered in the past 12 months.
UNSUNG HERO AWARD
For an individual (or team) that delivers consistently outstanding service to a particular stadium, arena or major sports venue… without recognition! Awarded to the quiet achiever(s), the rising stars, the ever-reliable ‘behind-the-scenes’ fixer(s) and the person(s) that ‘just gets on with the job’.
FAN EXPERIENCE AWARD
For the stadium, arena or major sports venue that has delivered consistently outstanding levels of service and fan experience at every stage of the customer journey.
PRODUCT INNOVATION AWARD
Awarded for a product or service that has uniquely transformed and improved the way stadiums, arenas and sports venues do business. Entries should state the organisation/vendor responsible for the product/service, and how the product/service has improved operations at a specific stadium/venue.
SUSTAINABILITY & COMMUNITY AWARD
Awarded to the individual, team or venue that has achieved success in the pursuit of sustainable and community-driven venue management.
SALES & MARKETING AWARD
For the individual/organisation with the most effective sales or marketing initiative which has delivered new audiences, new revenues and new partnerships.
NEW VENUE AWARD
For a new stadium, arena or major sports venue that opened to great success between 1 January 2016 and close of entries (27 January 2017).
VENUE TECHNOLOGY AWARD
For the stadium, arena or major sports venue that has delivered innovative technology to transform and improve the way it operates.
The following categories are not open for public nominations:
INDUSTRY SUPPLIER AWARD
To recognise the consistent services and industry support by a product or service supplier.
NB. Please note that the Industry Supplier Award is not open for public nomination. The winner is decided by an on-site poll of all delegates during the first day of TheStadiumBusiness Summit.
OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
The Outstanding Achievement Award recognises an individual that has shown exceptional commitment, service and leadership to the stadium industry over a sustained period of time. (And no, they don’t have to be retiring any time soon!)
NB: Please note that the Outstanding Achievement Award is not open for public nomination.
For a full breakdown of the Awards process simply click here.