Voting is now open for TheStadiumBusiness Design & Development Awards 2017 – and we invite the stadium industry to support their favourites by submitting a vote before midnight (GMT) on Friday 10 November.

On October 9th, TheStadiumBusiness team revealed the final shortlists for 2017 – see who’s in the running below.

TheStadiumBusiness awards team thanks the industry for its input in compiling and collating these shortlists…We now turn to the industry to judge the worthy winners.

TheStadiumBusiness Design & Development Awards were launched to recognise leadership, innovation and achievement in the design, development, construction and refurbishment of major sports venue facilities globally.

Winners will be announced during TheStadiumBusiness Design & Development Summit 2017 (28-29 Nov, Barcelona) – the world’s leading gathering of project teams delivering next generation stadia.

Public voting is now open. Please follow the links provided to support your industry favourites.

UPDATE 25/10/17 – We have received over 24,000 votes.

If you haven’t already you need to support your favourites!

Voting will close on Friday 10 November



Proudly presenting our 2017 Shortlists:


Awarded to the architect, design firm, engineer, or consultant that has provided consistently outstanding service to stadium design and delivery.

  • Arup
  • HOK
  • Walter P Moore and Associates
  • BuroHappold

Winner decided by: Online ballot of the global stadium industry


Awarded to the organisation that has demonstrated genuine, industry-changing innovation. Consideration is given to step change improvements in the following areas: Sustainability; Materials Utilisation; Ease of Application; Speed of Construction; or Cost Savings.

  • Oculus retractable roof at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, USA
  • Interior Video Wall Wrap at Krasnodar Stadium, Krasnodar, Russia
  • Venue-wide LED Lighting at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, USA
  • NFL’s First Translucent Roof at U.S. Bank Arena (Minnesota Vikings), Minneapolis, USA
  • Application of Building Information Modelling (BIM) at Espai Barça / Camp Nou (FC Barcelona), Barcelona, Spain

Winner decided by: Online ballot of the global stadium industry


Recognising the interior, hospitality, fan zone, concourse or makeover project that sets a new industry standard for interior design and fit-out in major sports venues.

  • Re-Imagined Concourses at Manchester Arena, Manchester, UK
  • Deconstructed Arena Design at Little Caesar’s Arena, Detroit, USA
  • One Twenty Club, Wembley Stadium, London, UK
  • The New Main Stand at Anfield (Liverpool FC), UK
  • Neptuno Premium hospitality spaces at Atletico de Madrid’s Wanda Metropolitano, Madrid, Spain
  • West Ham FC’s Hospitality Spaces at London Stadium, London, UK

Winner decided by: Online ballot of the global stadium industry


For a completed new-build – or expansion, modernisation or major capital enhancement project of an existing venue – that has delivered on all its goals and more. Projects must have been completed between 1 Jan 2016 and 30 Sep 2017.

  • Royal Arena, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, USA
  • Wanda Metropolitano, Madrid, Spain
  • T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, USA
  • The Main Stand at Anfield, UK
  • U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, USA
  • Vodafone Park, Istanbul, Turkey

Winner decided by: Online ballot of the global stadium industry


The Outstanding Achievement Award recognises an individual that has shown exceptional commitment, service and leadership to stadium design and development over a sustained period of time. (And no, they don’t have to be retiring any time soon!)

Winner to be announced during the TheStadiumBusiness Design & Development Summit


If you made the shortlists, we’ll be in touch shortly!


Winners will be announced during TheStadiumBusiness Design & Development Summit on 28 November, Barcelona, Spain. Reserve your place here.


Got a question about the Awards? Get in touch with Tamara Nasser, Project Manager, on +44 (0) 1903 74 11 23 or

What are people saying?

The Summit has again proven thought provoking, together with being an excellent networking event.

Craig Flindall Chief Operating Officer, Warwickshire CCC

You get people from all over the world; architects from Brazil or the states, owners from clubs in Europe and design experts and project teams... and it’s absolutely fantastic

Daniel Gidney Chief Executive, Lancashire County Cricket Club, UK

A fantastic couple of days. wonderfully organised. Slick and professional. A week later, people are still saying how good it was.

Patrick Donoghue Sales Director, Ferco Seating

We’d heard good things about this conference so we thought we would just give it a go... we’re very pleased we did and we're definitely going to attend the show next year

Gordon Bolton Managing Director, Bleep, UK

Very varied. Thanks for the opportunity to showcase the Aberdeen FC project.

Rob Wicks Commercial Director, Aberdeen FC

Everyone is so generous with their insights and knowledge.

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