Sponsorship Opportunities

The Stadium Events and Hospitality Awards recognise the fantastic commitment of the matchday hospitality and specialist event teams that work tirelessly behind the scenes at major football and rugby stadium venues across the UK & Ireland.  The 2018 Stadium Events & Hospitality Awards were held in May at Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club – See a short video of the event here.

The 2019 awards will be hosted at Etihad Stadium, home to Manchester City FC on Thursday 20th June 2019.

The Audience: The awards are an excellent opportunity to raise your profile to top stadia venues, with around 450 guests in attendance on the night, from 50+ stadium venues across the UK and Ireland.  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.

The 2019 sponsorship opportunities are outlined below.  If you would like to get involved in the 2019 awards or have any queries or ideas, please contact 0345 226 5494 or email office@stadiumexperience.com.

Headline Sponsor – £5,250* – SOLD

Sponsored by CCS & RAK Porcelain

  • 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 – Thursday 20th June at Manchester City FC.
  • 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.
  • 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 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 – £795* per category

  • Two tickets to the awards evening (worth £125 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 and appear in official event photos.
  • 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.
  • Your branding on all awards press releases.
  • 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:

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

Visiting Rugby Directors Awards – SOLD – Sponsored by The Rugby Paper. Voted for by the club’s board of directors when they visit an away match.

Non-Matchday Mystery Shopper Award – SOLD – Sponsored by Conference News. Judged by HGEM in a mystery shopper style telephone call enquiry and follow up process.

Best Digital Enquiry Award – SOLD – Sponsored by Hi-Impact Media – Judged by HGEM in a mystery shopper style email enquiry and follow up process.

Chef Team of the Year Award – SOLD – Joint sponsored by Chef Works and Corprotex Apparel – Judged as part of the live kitchen event at taking place at the Salon Culinaire Birmingham, NEC. This runs alongside the re-branded Foodservice Show during January 2019.

Shining Star Award – SOLD – Sponsored by Taste Coffee.  Judged by a panel of independent industry experts.

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

*NEW* Non-Matchday Sales Team of the Year Award – SOLD – Sponsored by Target Response – Judged by a panel of independent industry experts.

*NEW* Matchday Sales Team of the Year Award – SOLD – Sponsored by Acme Facilities Group – Judged by a panel of independent industry experts.

Best Stadium Events Venue Award – SOLD – Sponsored by Corium Designs – Judged by a panel of independent industry experts.

Matchday Hospitality Award – SOLD – Sponsored by Verteda.  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 £2,200, and includes 4 tickets to the event.

Champagne Award Sponsor – SOLD

Sponsored by Laurent-Perrier

£500* + 24 bottles 

The bottles will be presented to winners in each award category during the awards evening, together with their award and certificate. Sponsorship includes 4 tickets to the awards evening (worth £125 each).  Your company logo will also be included on all event literature pre-event, on the evening and after, as well as on all press releases and adverts.  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.

Award Presentation Plates Sponsor – SOLD

Sponsored by Steelite International

Award Presentation Boxes Sponsor – SOLD

Sponsored by Copa Product

Awards AV Support – SOLD

Sponsored by MCL Create

Awards Room Décor – SOLD

Sponsored by Springbank

Awards Compere – AVAILABLE

Awards Entertainment – AVAILABLE

Awards Table Water – SOLD

Sponsored by Harrogate Water

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 £125* per ticket.

Contact Us

For any enquiries or to express 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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