Sponsorship Opportunities

The Stadium Events and Hospitality Awards offers unique and prestigious sponsorship opportunities.  The 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.

Stadium Events & Hospitality Awards 2016 - Ricoh Arena

The last awards were held at Liverpool Football Club in May 2022 (View the 2022 results).  See the official awards video below.

The Next Awards: The next Stadium Events & Hospitality Awards event will be in May/June 2023 at a UK stadium venue.  The date and venue are currently being reviewed, with more details to follow in due course.

The Audience: 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 around 40 stadium venues across the UK.  Representatives from the majority of Stadium Experience’s 40 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.

2023 Sponsorship Opportunities

If you would like to get involved in the 2023 awards or have any queries or ideas, please contact 0345 226 5494 or email office@stadiumexperience.com to discuss sponsorship opportunities to suit your business needs.

Headline Sponsor – £6000*

  • Sponsor logo to be incorporated into the Stadium Events and Hospitality Awards Logo, as ‘Official Sponsor’.
  • Front row table of 10 to the awards evening.
  • Two minute welcome introduction on stage at the awards evening.
  • Category Sponsorship of the Overall Matchday Hospitality Award – Present the final prestigious awards of the evening.
  • Option to name the Welcome Drink Reception / After Party after your company or product.
  • Opportunity to put marketing materials / gifts on tables on the event evening. *Subject to suitability and availability.
  • A dedicated press release to announce your support.
  • Your branding included on the official awards website, with links to your website.
  • Your branding included on the official event ticket.
  • Your branding on event screens throughout the evening.
  • Your branding on all event literature; pre-event, on the evening and post event.
  • Your branding included on all awards press releases & adverts.
  • Social Media support from Stadium Experience – Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube.
  • Your contact details sent to all attendees of the event for future business development.
  • Ad-hoc suggestions – Is there something a little different you’d like to do?  Just let us know…

Category Sponsor – £850* per category

  • Two tickets to the awards evening (worth £130 each).
  • Your branding included on the award category entry form, main awards web pages, and category web page (linked to your website).
  • Officially present the Bronze, Silver and Winner awards on stage.
  • Appear in official event photos taken on stage.
  • Opportunity to supply information/gifts for each guest in the awards gift bags.
  • Your branding included on all event literature; pre-event, on the evening and post event.
  • Your branding on event screens throughout the evening.
  • Social Media support from Stadium Experience – Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube.
  • Your contact details sent to all attendees of the event for future business development.

Categories:

*NEW for 2023* Non-Matchday Mystery Shopper AwardAVAILABLE FOR SPONSORSHIP. Judged by HGEM – See more.

Outstanding Contribution Award – SOLD – Sponsored by Taste Beverages.  Judged by a panel of independent industry experts – See more.

Best Retail Catering Award2023 Sponsorship TBC.  Judged by a panel of independent industry experts – See more.

Visiting Football Directors Awards – SOLD – Sponsored by FC Business. Voted for by the club’s board of directors when they visit an away match – See more.

Visiting Rugby Directors AwardSOLD – Sponsored by Conference News. Voted for by the club’s board of directors when they visit an away match – See more.

Chef Team of the Year Award – SOLD – Sponsored by Chef Works & Bragard.  Judged as part of the live kitchen event taking place at the HRC Event in London this March – See more.

Operations Team of the Year Award – SOLD – Sponsored by Braehead Foods.  Judged by a panel of independent industry experts – See more.

Non-Matchday Sales Team of the Year Award – SOLD – Sponsored by Special Occasion Linen.  Judged by a panel of independent industry experts – See more.

Matchday Sales Team of the Year Award – AVAILABLE FOR SPONSORSHIP.  Judged by a panel of independent industry experts – See more.

Best Stadium Events Venue Award2023 Sponsorship TBC.  Judged by a panel of independent industry experts – See more.

Matchday Hospitality Award2023 Sponsorship TBC.  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), with bronze, silver and winner presented to each.  Sponsorship of the 3 sized categories is available for £2,500, and includes 4 tickets to the event – See more.

Champagne Award Sponsor

25 bottles supplied by sponsor

The bottles will be presented to winners on stage for each award category during the awards 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.  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.

Other Possible Sponsorship Opportunities…

Award Presentation Plates Sponsor

Sponsored by Steelite International

Award Presentation Boxes Sponsor

Sponsored by Copa Product – Confirmed for 2023

Awards AV Support

Awards Tickets Sponsor

Sponsored by Tixserve – Confirmed for 2023

Awards Room Décor

Awards Compere

Awards Entertainment

Awards Gift Bags

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.

Awards Table Water

Available For Sponsorship

Other Opportunities

We would also be keen to explore opportunities with businesses wishing to showcase their products or services at the awards evening.

Additional Tickets

Enhance your sponsorship package with additional tickets to the event, priced at £130* per ticket.

Contact Us

For any enquiries or to register an interest in any of the packages please contact: 0345 226 5494 or office@stadiumexperience.com.

* All transactions will be subject to an administration fee of 0.5%.

 

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