The Stadium Events & Hospitality Awards 2024 Set To Break Records

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The Stadium Events & Hospitality Awards 2024 Set To Break Records 

The Stadium Events & Hospitality Awards 2024 is set to break all previous attendance records.  The event, sponsored by Global Payments Inc, will be hosted in the Centenary Pavilion at Leeds United FC on Thursday 4th July 2024.  Event organisers, Stadium Experience, have already received well over 500 bookings with a month to go, making it the highest ever attendance in its 17-year history. 

The guests are from 50+ stadium venues from across the UK, working in teams such as conference and events, matchday hospitality, chef teams, public catering, operational departments and senior management.  Together, they will experience a fine dining four course menu, awards ceremony and live entertainment, followed by onsite after party until 4am.

Debbie Rigney, Marketing & PR Manager for Stadium Experience who organises the awards, said: “Our 2024 awards will be breaking all previous attendance records.  To see our guest numbers not only return to pre-pandemic levels, but also grow by around 10% is just fantastic.  We look forward to recognising and celebrating the amazing work of all of these stadium venue teams at Elland Road on 4th July.”

Book Tickets

Tickets are still available from just £110 each (discounted member rate), and include; drinks reception, gala dinner, live entertainment, awards ceremony, and onsite after party until 4am.  Book your tickets here.

The Awards

The prestigious event recognises the efforts and dedication shown by the catering, conference and events teams at every football, rugby and cricket stadium across the UK.  There will be a total of 14 different award categories, with a Bronze, Silver and Winner award for each presented on the evening.  This means there are at least 42 awards up for grabs in 2024.  This year’s categories include:

*NEW* Above & Beyond Recognition Award – Sponsored by Taste Beverages

*NEW* Stadium Event of the Year Award – Sponsored by Rational

Best Retail Catering Award – Sponsored by Rollover Hotdogs

Matchday Sales Team of the Year Award – Sponsored by iVvy Venues

Non-Matchday Sales Team of the Year Award – Sponsored by Special Occasion Linen

Non-Matchday Mystery Shopper Award – Sponsored by Chefs & Events Staffing

Operations Team of the Year Award – Sponsored by Braehead Foods

Chef Team of the Year Award – Sponsored by Chef Works UK & Bragard

Visiting Rugby Directors Award – Sponsored by Get Pica

Visiting Football Directors Award – Sponsored by FC Business

Matchday Hospitality Award – Small Stadium – Sponsored by Heineken

Matchday Hospitality Award – Medium Stadium – Sponsored by Dr Oetker

Matchday Hospitality Award – Large Stadium – Sponsored by Acme

Overall Matchday Hospitality Award – Presented by Global Payments Inc.


Independent Awards Judging

Each award category is independently judged (Stadium Experience does not judge any of the awards).  Some categories are voted for by stadium directors, VCA Consulting UK judges the Non-Matchday Mystery Shopper Award, Salon Culinaire judge the Chef Team of the Year Award, and others are decided by teams of experts with many years of experience in their fields.  Read more about who judges The Stadium Events & Hospitality Awards.


The following 79 clubs have been nominated for at least one award;

AFC Bournemouth

AFC Wimbledon

Arsenal Football Club

Aston Villa Football Club

Birmingham City Football Club

Blackburn Rovers Football Club

Bolton Wanderers Football Club

Bradford City AFC

Brentford Football Club

Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club

Bristol City Football Club / Bristol Bears Rugby Club / Ashton Gate Stadium

Burton Albion Football Club

Cardiff City Football Club

Carlisle Football Club

Charlton Athletic Football Club

Chelsea Football Club

Coventry Building Society Arena

Crystal Palace Football Club

Derby County Football Club

Doncaster Rovers Football Club

Edgbaston Stadium

Everton Football Club

Exeter Chiefs Rugby Club

Fleetwood Town Football Club

Fulham Football Club

Gloucester Rugby Club

Grimsby Town Football Club

Hampden Park Stadium

Harlequins Rugby Club

Harrogate Town Football Club

Huddersfield Giants Rugby Club / Huddersfield Town Football Club

Hull City Football Club / Hull Football Club / MKM Stadium

Ipswich Town Football Club

Leeds United Football Club

Leeds Rhinos Rugby Club / Headingley Stadium

Leicester City Football Club

Leicester Tigers Rugby Club

Leigh Leopards Rugby Club / Leigh Sports Village

Liverpool Football Club

Manchester City Football Club

Manchester United Football Club

Mansfield Town Football Club

Middlesbrough Football Club

MK Dons Football Club

Motherwell Football Club

Morecambe Football Club

Newcastle Falcons Rugby Club

Newcastle United Football Club

Newport County Football Club

Norwich City Football Club

Nottingham Forest Football Club

Notts County Football Club

Portsmouth Football Club

Preston North End Football Club

Principality Stadium

Port Vale Football Club

Queens Park Rangers Football Club

Reading Football Club

Ross County Football Club

Rotherham United Football Club

Salford City Football Club

Salford Red Devils Rugby Club

Saracens Rugby Club

Scottish Gas Murrayfield Stadium

Shrewbury Town Football Club

Stevenage Football Club

Stockport County Football Club

Stoke City Football Club

St. Helens Rugby Club

St. Johnstone Football Club

Southampton Football Club

Tottenham Hotspur Football Club

Twickenham Stadium

Warrington Wolves Rugby Club

Watford Football Club

West Bromwich Albion Football Club

West Ham United Football Club / London Stadium

Wigan Athletic Football Club / Wigan Warriors Rugby Club / DW Stadium

Wycombe Wanderers Football Club


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