Matchday Hospitality Awards
Open For Entry June 2023
Available to Stadium Experience Member Venues Only
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.
As judges diaries fill fast, we advise you to enter early to avoid disappointment! Judges are available June – April.
The match must be held before Sunday 14th April 2024. Tickets, itinerary and parking passes required at least 10 days prior to match date (7 days if being provided digitally).
To Enter: Please complete the entry form below.
Judging Process: 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. View more on how this category is judged. The full report will be validated by the Head Judge and Stadium Experience and will be sent to your venue 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 Matchday Hospitality 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. Their name and biography will be shared with you. The current list of judges is shown below, please click to read more about their culinary and hospitality experience.
See all of the judges biographies for the Matchday Hospitality Awards below:
Results: Bronze, Silver and Winner awards will be announced and presented at The Stadium Events & Hospitality Awards 2024. All award winners will be invited to the stage to collect their award. Winners will be asked for a short quote for the official awards press release, and a brief video interview on the night to share your success.
Closing Date: Wednesday 27th March 2024 (fixture must be held no later than Sunday 14th April).
Cost: Free. You must provide tickets, hospitality and parking.