Awards 2017 Host Venue Announced
2017 Awards Host – Stadium Experience is pleased to announce that the Stadium Events & Hospitality Awards 2017 will be hosted at Anfield Stadium, home of Liverpool Football Club. The awards will take place in the brand new main stand on Thursday 1st June 2017. Around 400 stadium guests will be welcomed to experience a fine dining five course menu, awards ceremony, followed by DJ and after party onsite until 4am.
The newly expanded Main Stand, which opened last month, has boosted its capacity by an extra 8,500. The lounges are able to host up to 500 guests for a corporate dinner or 800 guests in a theatre style setting for a meeting and have been designed to offer a versatile space that can adapt to numerous conference, meeting or corporate dinner configurations.
The Stadium Events & Hospitality Awards aim to recognise the efforts and dedication shown by the catering, conference and events teams at every football and rugby stadium across the UK. Entries are officially now open. There are 11 categories available for 2017. For each award category, there will be an official Winner, Silver & Bronze available, meaning a total of 33 possible awards are up for grabs this year.
The Stadium Events & Hospitality Awards 2017 categories are:
Media Choice Award
Non-Matchday Mystery Shopper Award
Shining Star Award – NEW for 2017
Operations Team of the Year Award
Best Sales or Marketing Initiative Award
Directors Choice Award
– Small Stadium (up to 1000 hospitality seats)
– Medium Stadium (1001 – 2000 hospitality seats)
– Large Stadium (2001+ hospitality seats)
The Big One – Overall Matchday Hospitality Award
Andrew Parkinson, Operations Director, Liverpool Football Club, said: “We look forward to welcoming the annual stadium experience awards to Anfield. It’s sure to be a great event that we will host in our redeveloped main stand and provide a memorable setting for everyone attending.”
Collette Salmon, Chair of Stadium Experience, said: “As Chair of Stadium Experience, I am delighted to be welcoming our stadium colleagues from across the country to celebrate the amazing hard-work that goes on behind-the-scenes in stadium venues. These will be the thirteenth annual awards organised by Stadium Experience, which continues to grow bigger and better every year. We have a very exciting evening planned, in which stadium teams will really be able to celebrate their achievements in the newly expanded Main Stand at Anfield.”
Stadium Experience is also keen to explore awards sponsorship opportunities with companies who would like to get involved.
See more news about the 2017 Awards:
Carlsberg UK announced as Headline Sponsor – 27th January 2017
Award Nominations 2017 – 25th April 2017
Ticket Sales Update – 4th May 2017
Stadium Events & Hospitality Awards 2017 Results – 2nd June 2017