About the Awards

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.

Since 2010, TheStadiumBusiness has presented awards to the most successful venues around the world, through the internationally-acclaimed TheStadiumBusiness Awards – the first industry awards for the stadium sector, by the stadium sector

TheStadiumBusiness awards team thanks the industry for its input in compiling and collating these shortlists.

A word from our Founder

Ian Nuttall, Founder, TheStadiumBusiness said: “The Awards is about celebrating the professionals involved in the delivery of the next generation of stadia. For the last nine years, we have honoured some of the world’s top venues and this year will be no exception.

“We now turn to the industry to judge the worthy winners. I urge them to have their say by voting online in the selected categories.”



The 2017 Shortlists

TheStadiumBusiness is delighted to announce the final shortlists for #TDA17.


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


• Arup

• BuroHappold


• Walter P Moore & Associates

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, 28 November, Barcelona, Spain.



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.

Voting is now open. Please support your industry favourites by submitting your votes before Friday 10 November.



Th 2017 winners will be announced during TheStadiumBusiness Design & Development Summit 2017 on 28 November, Barcelona, Spain.

Registration for the Summit is open, please visit our tickets page to find out about packages available.

TheStadiumBusiness Design & Development Awards 2017 – TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF ENTRY

1. Eligibility

  1. Any venue (stadium, arena, circuit, ballpark, sports ground), company, organisation, association, team, club or individual that has been involved in the stadium/sports venue sector between 1 January 2016 and 30 September 2017 is eligible to enter, or be nominated for, TheStadiumBusiness Design & Development Awards 2017.
  2. The specific criteria for each category is stated in each category description. It is the responsibility of the nominator to ensure that all entries submitted satisfy the entry criteria for the respective category. The organisers reserve the right to reject any submission that, in their opinion, fails to comply with the entry criteria.
  3. The organisers reserve the right to reject an entry, if in their opinion; it fails to comply with the rules and conditions.

2. Submissions

  1. Submissions for TheStadiumBusiness Design & Development Awards 2017 will only be accepted via the online nominations form on this website.
  2. Entries submitted via post, email or telephone will not be considered.
  3. Nominators may only submit one entry per category. If the organisers receive more than one entry for the same Category from a single nominator, then the Awards Committee will only consider the first entry submitted.
  4. Entries are limited to 1000 words. The organisations reserve the right to reject all entries that exceed the stated word limit.
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3. Shortlisting

  1. Submitting an entry through the online nominations process does not guarantee that the entry will make the shortlist for an Award. We typically receive thousands of entries from across the industry, which are narrowed down and scrutinized by our editorial panel before shortlists of potential winners are announced.
  2. The organisers reserve the right to re-allocate nominations to alternative categories where deemed appropriate/necessary.

4. Voting

  1. Public voting will be open between Monday 9 October and Friday 10 November.
  2. The organisers reserve the right to close public voting prior to the stated date without notice.
  3. Voting is limited to one vote per category, per device.
  4. Votes will only be counted when submitted through the official online voting link found on this website.
  5. Votes submitted via post, email or telephone will not be considered.
  6. The organisers reserve the right to remove a shortlisted entry, should there be reason to believe that votes have been falsely or unlawfully collected in order to alter the results of the ballot.

4. Judging

  1. The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  2. The judging panel reserves the right to visit a project/person before deciding on winners.
  3. The judging panel reserves the right to consult an independent expert if it needs to when deciding on winners.
  4. The organisers cannot guarantee that a winner will be awarded for every category. All Awards are at the discretion of the judging panel and dependent on the quality of submission.

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