Sixteen Awards will be presented at TheStadiumBusiness Awards 2014 Gala Evening.
Our judging panel will select one winner from the shortlisted nominees in each of 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 their outstanding performance over the past 12 months, and why. Entries should refer to specific successes and achievements of the venue in the past year.
SMALL VENUE OF THE YEAR AWARD
For the best sub 10,000-seat stadium, arena or major sports venue in the world in the past 12 months.
Tell us which smaller 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.
SPORTS EVENT OF THE YEAR AWARD
For the best sporting event held at a stadium, arena or major sports venue in the last 12 months.
This award recognises the sporting event’s host venue, and thus entries should reference why the venue’s management/operational team deserves special recognition for their delivery.
GUEST EVENT OF THE YEAR AWARD
For the best non-sports event, guest event, concert or one-off spectacle held at a major sports venue in the last 12 months.
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 ever-reliable ‘behind-the-scenes’ fixer(s) and the person(s) that ‘just gets on with the job’.
CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE AWARD
For the stadium, arena or major sports venue that has delivered consistently outstanding levels of service at every stage of the customer journey.
SAFETY & SECURITY AWARD
Awarded to stadium, arena or sports venue, an individual, or an organisation to recognise a continued effort to ensure the safety, comfort and security of sports venue patrons.
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 why and how the product/service has improved operations at a specific stadium/venue.
To recognise achievement, success or leadership in the pursuit of sustainable venue and event management.
INDUSTRY SUPPLIER AWARD
Recognising 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.
RISING STAR AWARD
Who is a future leader? Who’s going on to greater things? We want to identify the stadium industry’s rising star.
To qualify, nominees must be under 35 years of age at midnight 4 June 2014.
PROJECT OF THE YEAR AWARD
For a completed expansion, modernisation or major capital enhancement project of an existing venue that has delivered on all its goals and more.
Entries should state the design firm, suppliers, contractors and project team responsible for the project, and the specific goals that were achieved.
OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Often called a “lifetime achievement” award…but you don’t need to be retiring to win! The Outstanding Achievement Awards recognises an individual that has shown exceptional commitment, service and leadership to the stadium industry over a sustained period of time.
NB: Please note that the Outstanding Achievement Award is not open for public nomination.
NEW VENUE AWARD
For a new stadium, arena or major sports venue that opened to great success between 1 Jan 2013 and close of entries (7 March 2014).
SPONSORSHIP, SALES & MARKETING AWARD
For a stadium-related sales, marketing or sponsorship campaign, deal or activity that delivered outstanding results for a venue, team or major event.