Stadium Event of the Year Award​

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Award Category Sponsor:

Rational founded 50 years ago, is the market leading provider in hot food preparation equipment. Together, the iVario Pro advanced bratt pan and the iCombi Pro combi-steamer delivers a complete kitchen solution. The cooking systems revolutionise processes, maximise staff efficiency and minimisie waste, whilst delivering high quality consistent results, speed and efficiency to the kitchen. Rational’s digital network solution Connected Cooking offers convenient application options. Chefs and operators are invited to attend live online webinars, demonstrations and on-site training.

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Available to Stadium Experience Member Venues Only

Award Criteria:

This award recognises the very best stadium event held in the last year (since 01 April 2023).  Judges are specifically looking for a stadium venue which has displayed exceptional venue facilities and outstanding guest experiences.

You will need to provide just one non-match day event client case study, which will be verified with the client by Stadium Experience (please check your client is ok for this in advance). You should provide the contact details for your client case study, plus a separate written case study, which should focus on these five key areas:

1. Customer Service – Exceptional client and customer service and support (pre, during and post event)
2. Food & Beverage – Outstanding range of food and beverage options for guests
3. Technology & Production – State of the art equipment, technology and production support within the venue
4. Sustainability – Contributions to stadium sustainability initiatives.

5.Overcoming Challenges – Demonstrating excellence in problem-solving to drive success.


Your Submission: Please provide one case study, and the contact details of the client (name, email and phone number).  Stadium Experience will contact the client to validate your case study – We recommend you advise them in advance that this will take place.  

The case study should not exceed 2 pages of A4.  Supporting evidence can include statistics, customer feedback, pictures and testimonials (no more than one additional page). Please ensure your case study is saved in an editable format such as Word (not PDF’s), to enable minor errors to be corrected on the request of your clients (i.e typos).

To Enter: Please complete the entry form below (you can select multiple categories to ensure these are processed on one invoice if preferred).  Supporting documents should be submitted to by Wednesday 27th March 2024.

Judging Process: This award will be independently judged by a panel of industry expert judges. Each will provide a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place vote, translated to scores. The entry with the highest score wins.  Judges feedback commentary is available after the awards evening on request.

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

Category Cost: £105+0.5% admin fee.  Non-refundable.

Awards Entry Form

Note: Supporting evidence to be supplied by venue to no later than 27th March 2024.

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