The annual event recognises the fantastic commitment of the matchday hospitality and specialist event teams that work tirelessly behind the scenes at major football, rugby and cricket venues across the UK.
The last awards were held at Southampton Football Club in June 2023. See the official awards video below.
The Stadium Events & Hospitality Awards 2024 will be hosted at Leeds United FC on Thursday 4th July 2024.
The awards are an excellent opportunity to raise your profile to top stadia venues (football, rugby and cricket), with around 400 guests in attendance on the night, from over 50 stadium venues across the UK. Representatives from the majority of Stadium Experience’s 50+ member venues attend this event. Guests include decision-makers from teams such as sales, conference and events, matchday hospitality, chef teams, public catering teams, operational departments and senior management attending to share the celebrations and network.
There are a number of ways your business can get involved and support The Stadium Events & Hospitality Awards, including headline sponsorship, category sponsorship, or supporting a particular element of the awards evening.
Sponsorship is popular and valued by our sponsors – Registering your interest early is recommended. Around 80% of category sponsors from 2023 have renewed for 2024.
If you would like to get involved in the 2024 awards or have any queries or ideas, please contact 0345 226 5494 or email email@example.com to discuss sponsorship opportunities to suit your business needs.
Matchday Hospitality Awards – Judged by an expert Salon Culinaire judge attending a hospitality experience. This category is divided into small, medium and large (by number of hospitality seats) – See more.
Matchday Hospitality Award – Small Stadium – SOLD – Sponsored by Heineken. This includes venues providing hospitality for up to 1000 guests. The 2023 award winners were Morecambe, Ipswich Town and Hibernian.
Matchday Hospitality Award – Medium Stadium – SOLD – Sponsored by Dr. Oetker. This includes venues providing hospitality for 1001-2000 guests. The 2023 award winners were Leeds Rhinos, Everton and Stoke City.
Matchday Hospitality Award – Large Stadium – SOLD – Sponsored by Acme. This includes venues providing hospitality for 2001+ guests. The 2023 award winners were Newcastle United, Manchester City and Aston Villa.
Overall Matchday Hospitality Award – Presented by Headline Sponsor. The final award of the evening pitches all clubs against all (regardless of size) to determine the very best of the best.
26 bottles – Either supply of bottles or payment to cover costs – Sponsored by Unity Wines
The bottles will be presented to winners on stage for each of the 14 award categories during the evening, together with their award and certificate. Your company logo will also be included on all event literature pre-event, on the evening and after, as well as on the digital ticket. You will also feature on Stadium Experience’s social media feeds and the official awards website, with links to your own company website. Your contact details will be shared with all attending clubs, to enable them to contact you directly after the event.
Sponsored by Steelite International – Confirmed for 2024
Sponsored by Copa Product – Confirmed for 2024
Sponsored by Ayre Event Solutions – Confirmed for 2024
Sponsored by Tixserve – Confirmed for 2024
Sponsored by Michelle Charnock Photographer – Confirmed for 2024
Sponsored by Mike Roberts Films – Confirmed for 2024
Sponsored by Artisan Hand Crafted Cocktails – Confirmed for 2024
Sponsored by Elegance UK – Confirmed for 2024
Steve Hothersall – Confirmed for 2024
Sponsored by Jam Entertainment & The Dance Mob – Confirmed for 2024
Sponsored by Snap It Photobooth Co – Confirmed for 2024
Around 400 bags required. These will taken home at the end of the evening. The contents will include gifts and special offers from all the event sponsors. A great way to put your brand in our guests hands.
Sponsored by Chef Works & Bragard UK – Confirmed for 2024
We would also be keen to explore opportunities with businesses wishing to showcase their products or services at the awards evening.