TheStadiumBusiness Design & Development Awards 2017 is thrilled to confirm that the industry has cast more than 40,000 votes for this year’s finalists!

The Awards were launched in October 2017 to recognise leadership, innovation and achievement in the design, development, construction and refurbishment of major sports venue facilities globally – and the industry has supported the launch whole heartedly.

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.

Voting closes at midnight (GMT) on Friday 10 November, so there is still time to vote for your industry favourites!

See who’s in the running below…



Proudly presenting our 2017 Shortlists:


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

  • Arup
  • HOK
  • Walter P Moore and Associates
  • BuroHappold

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


If you made the shortlists, we’ll be in touch shortly!


Winners will be announced during TheStadiumBusiness Design & Development Summit on 28 November, Barcelona, Spain. Reserve your place here.


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