We are excited to announce that nominations are open for TheStadiumBusiness Design & Development Awards 2019.

Do you know someone who’s changing the game in stadium design? Or is it you and your team? Tell us all about it here

It’s completely free to nominate and only takes a few minutes, all we need is a bit of supporting evidence!

We’ve got six categories this year so we’re looking forward to see what you’ve all been up to recently that deserves some recognition…

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

AUDIOVISUAL FAN EXPERIENCE AWARD sponsored by AVIXA – 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.

COMMUNITY PROJECT – Recognising the design and delivery of a community-focused sports venue project or major capital enhancement.

INNOVATION AWARD – 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.

INTERIOR & FIT-OUT – 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.

PROJECT OF THE YEAR – 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.

Who are you impressing? Check out the Judging panel here.


Winners are announced at the close of day one of the Summit and then celebrated in our Winners Reception sponsored by Danley Sounds Labs.

Need some inspiration? Here’s last years’ Winners.

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