The Stadium Events & Hospitality Awards 2024 to be hosted in Leeds

Leeds United - Centenary Pavilion

The Stadium Events & Hospitality Awards 2024 to be hosted at Leeds United FC

Stadium Experience is pleased to announce that the 17th annual Stadium Events & Hospitality Awards will be hosted at Elland Road, home of Leeds United Football Club, on Thursday 4th July 2024.  Around 400 guests from stadium venues across the UK will be welcomed to experience a fine dining four course menu, awards ceremony, followed by DJ and after party onsite until 4am.

Elland Road is one of the most accessible conference and events venues in the country. Located adjacent to all major motorway links and just 10 minutes from the train station and the centre of Leeds.  Their conference and event facilities are supported by their in-house catering team, who prepare all food using the finest ingredients from local suppliers.

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About the Awards

The awards recognise and reward the efforts and dedication shown by the catering, conference and events teams at UK stadium venues, including football, rugby and cricket venues.

Key Dates

The majority of categories for The Stadium Events & Hospitality Awards 2024 will open for entry next month.  The closing date will be Wednesday 27th March 2024.  The official results will be announced at the gala awards evening on Thursday 4th July 2024.

The Categories

For 2024, there will be 14 categories available to enter.  All awards are judged completely independently by industry experts.  This year’s award categories, include:

Chef Team of the Year Award – OPEN TO ENTER NOW!

Above & Beyond Recognition Award 

Best Retail Catering Award 

Matchday Sales Team of the Year Award 

Non-Matchday Sales Team of the Year Award 

Non-Matchday Mystery Shopper Award 

Stadium Event of the Year Award 

Operations Team of the Year Award 

Visiting Rugby Directors Award 

Visiting Football Directors Award 

Matchday Hospitality Award (Awards by Small, Medium & Large Stadiums) – OPEN TO ENTER NOW!

Overall Matchday Hospitality Award – OPEN TO ENTER NOW!

Rob Smyth, General Manager at Leeds United Football Club, commented: “It’s a real honour to host the Stadium Events & Hospitality Awards 2024 Dinner in Yorkshire “Gods Very Own County” giving everyone a truly Yorkshire welcome!”

Collette Salmon, Chair of Stadium Experience, said: “We are thrilled to be heading to the city of Leeds for the very first time.  Elland Road’s Centenary Pavilion offers a fantastic space to celebrate the amazing hard-work that goes on behind-the-scenes in stadium venues across the UK.  These will be the 17th 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 Yorkshire!”

Stadium Experience is also keen to explore awards sponsorship opportunities with companies who would like to get involved.

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