Matchday Hospitality Award

Who can enter?

Stadium Experience Members


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 corporate clients. 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.

The match must be held by Sunday 22nd April 2018 – Enter early to avoid disappointment!

Judging Process

This category is judged independently by expert chefs from Salon Culinaire.  You will know in advance which judge will be attending.  The judge will have strict criteria report pack with them, which has been developed by Salon Culinaire with the assistance of the Stadium Experience Leadership Team.  The full report will be sent to you after the awards evening.

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).

The Judges

An allocated judge and guest will visit your stadium to judge your matchday hospitality offering.  The eight 2018 judges are listed below.  Please click on their name to read their biography.

John Retallick (Head Judge) Geoff Acott Andrew Bennett
Rod Bowker Graham Crump John Hollywood
Mark James Donald Leitch Gerald Roser
George Smith Neil Thomson



Closing Date



Free. You must provide tickets, hospitality and parking.

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