About the Awards

TheStadiumBusiness Design & Development Awards were launched to recognise leadership, innovation and achievement in the design, development, construction and refurbishment of sports and entertainment venues. Nominations are invited from around the world throughout August each year, with the winners announced at a special gala dinner – one of the highlights of TheStadiumBusiness Design & Development Summit each year.

Nominations for TheStadiumBusiness Design & Development Awards open Monday 3 August 2020.



• 3 Aug 2020Nominations Open
31 Aug 2020Nominations Close
15 Sept 2020 Shortlists Announced
1 Dec 2020Awards Dinner & Winners Party




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


Recognising the best use of integrated audio, video, display, digital sensor and/or control technology within or around a venue to engage fans and enhance their experience of an event or attraction.


Recognising the design and delivery of a community-focused project in sports and entertainment.


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.


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


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.


Presented to an individual, team or organisation which has ‘moved the needle’ for our industry.

The 2020 Judging Panel will be announced on the 22nd of July.

Take a look at the 2019 Panel

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