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TheStadiumBusiness Design and Development Awards 2018: Shortlists Announced

Proudly presenting our 2018 shortlists:



Awarded to the architect, design firm, engineer, or consultant that has provided consistently outstanding service to stadium design and delivery. Our 2018 shortlisted entries are:

  • BaAM Productions
  • MolcaWorld
  • Movement Strategies
  • KSS
  • Populous
  • Vanguardia

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. Our 2018 shortlisted entries are:

  • MSOP Temporary Golf Stadium, Las Vegas, USA
  • Organics Dehydrator at Melbourne Cricket Ground, Australia
  • Daily’s Place at TIAA Bank Field, Jacksonville, USA
  • Rebranding of Cuitat de Valencia, Levante UD, Spain
  • Heineken Rooftop Club at Audi Field, Washington DC, USA
  • On-site Hilton Garden Inn at Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester, UK
  • Pinnacle NDC for Sporting KC, Kansas City, USA

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. Our 2018 shortlisted entries are:

  • IdentoGO by IDEMIA Green Room at Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, CA, USA
  • Directors Club at Villa Park, Birmingham, UK
  • LA Clippers Club at STAPLES Center, Los Angeles, USA
  • Liverpool Collection Lounge at Echo Arena, Liverpool, UK
  • Club Wembley Experience Upgrades at Wembley Stadium, London, UK
  • Sensory Room at Vicarage Road, Watford FC, UK

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 2017 and 1 Sep 2018. Our 2018 shortlisted entries are:

  • Fiserv Forum, Milwaukee, USA
  • Kuala Lumpur Sports City, Malaysia
  • Optus Stadium, Perth, Australia
  • Little Caesars Arena, Detroit, USA
  • Louis Armstrong Stadium, New York, USA
  • Audi Field, Washington DC, USA
  • SunTrust Park, Atlanta, USA


What’s next? Winners will be decided by our expert Judging Panel in the coming weeks – and announced at the Awards evening on Wednesday 13 November 2018 at the Hilton Wembley. More on the Awards here. Good luck everyone!