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Meet the finalists! #TDA22 Awards

Who will be taking home a #TDA22 Award this November?

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Who will be taking home a #TDA22 Award this November?

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Showcasing the pinnacle of venue developments worldwide, the shortlisted finalists have been revealed for TheStadiumBusiness Design & Development Awards 2022.

The Awards were launched in 2017 to recognise leadership, innovation and achievement in the design, development, construction and refurbishment of major sports and entertainment venues.

Nominations were invited from the readership of TheStadiumBusiness.com spanning six categories, with the following making the shortlists for consideration by the international judging panel, ahead of the winners being unveiled on 29 November at #TDS22 in Manchester :


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


  • BDP Pattern
  • Buro Happold
  • Egis
  • Schlaich Bergermann Partner
  • Legends
  • Populous


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. 


  • Tech upgrades at Rogers Centre, Toronto (Anthony James Partnership)
  • Scoreboard installation at Plymouth Argyle’s Home Park (Bendac LED)
  • Upgrade of centrehung scoreboard at TD Garden, Boston (Daktronics)
  • Mixed-reality experience at Optus Stadium, Perth (KOJO Sport)
  • Video screen development at Accor Stadium


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


  • Community Stadium at Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park (Legacy Park Ltd/Scarboough Group)
  • Etihad Stadium sensory room upgrade (Manchester City FC/Puma)
  • Multi-purpose sensory rooms at Wembley Stadium (The FA/Experia)
  • RBL Free Fit Area at Red Bull Arena (RB Leipzig)
  • SFU Stadium at Terry Fox Field (Perkins&Will)
  • Tech Port Center + Arena (Port San Antoinio/ASM Global/Savor)


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. 


  • Installation of Allianz Stadium roof, Sydney (NSW Govt/Aurecon/John Holland)
  • Estadio Mas Monumental project delivery, Buenos Aires (Club Atletico River Plate)
  • Guinness World Record solar roof at Nef Stadium, Istanbul (Galatasaray)
  • Digital delivery for flexibility at Nokia Arena, Tampere 
  • SC Freiburg’s roof-mounted solar power modules, Germany
  • Walk-Off Market integration at T-Mobile Park (Mariners/Sodexo Live!)


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. 


  • MLS Debut renovations at Bank of America Stadium (Charlotte FC)
  • Avenell Club: Transforming exec boxes for Arsenal FC (20.20/Portview)
  • KPMG Ignition – DC at Capital One Arena (Monumental Sports)
  • Newbury Racecourse hospitality spaces (Levy UK+Ireland)
  • PHX Reimagined: Modernisation of Footprint Center (Phoenix Suns/HOK)
  • South Stand concourse redesign at Etihad Stadium (Manchester City FC)


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.


  • Alexander Stadium, UK
  • Allianz Stadium, Australia
  • Etihad Arena, UAE
  • Footprint Center, USA
  • Geodis Park, USA
  • Lusail Stadium, Qatar
  • Nokia Arena, Finland


There is no shortlist for this Award which is presented by TheStadiumBusiness.com to an individual, team or organisation which has ‘moved the needle’ for our industry.

Representatives from all shortlisted entries will be invited as guests to the Awards presentation on 29 November – one of the highlights of TheStadiumBusiness Design & Development Summit 2022, which will take place at Emirates Old Trafford in Manchester on November 29-30.

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