Your venue will be judged on the entire matchday experience, including efficiency pre-match, professionalism and customer service on the day with the main focus being on the catering and service experience. To enter, you must provide two places in hospitality at a match of your choice (ideally a Saturday match), with parking, in a non-exclusive suite that is available to purchase by the general public*. Tickets must be sent to Stadium Experience which will be sent to the judge at least 10 days prior to the match experience, along with the judging reporting pack. Venues with multiple clubs may enter one club per awards year.
*Must be hospitality packages sold match by match, which are available for individual purchase by the general public.
Entries will be accepted until 31st March 2021.
As judges diaries fill fast, we advise you to enter early to avoid disappointment! The category opens for judging as soon as hospitality resumes, and the match must be held before Sunday 11th April 2021.
Tickets, itinerary and parking passes required at least 10 days prior to match date.
This category is judged independently by industry experts with over 20 years experience in the chef and hospitality industries. The judge will have strict criteria report pack with them, which has been developed jointly by the Head Judge and the Stadium Experience Leadership Team. The full report will be validated by the Head Judge and Stadium Experience and will be sent to you after the awards evening. The judges biography will be shared with you in advance of the fixture. View the report the judges will be completing.
There will be a Bronze, Silver and Winner in each of the following categories:
Small Stadium = Up to 1000 Total hospitality guests
Medium Stadium = 1001 – 2000 Total hospitality guests
Large Stadium = Over 2001 Total hospitality guests
There will also be an award for the Overall Winner (taken from the total scores across the three categories).
An allocated judge and guest will visit your stadium to judge your matchday hospitality offering. Their name and biography will be shared with you. The current list of judges are shown below, please click to read more about their culinary and hospitality experience.
To complete the form successfully, you must download the form and complete it using Adobe Reader or Adobe Acrobat on your PC or Mac. The form cannot be completed and submitted through your web browser. You can download Adobe Reader for free below.
Following the latest Government update on the continuing COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic, Stadium Experience (the awards organisers) has decided to have a break from the awards programme in 2021, aiming to resume ready for 2022.