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Marvel Stadium, the SCG and Nick Sautner announced winners at TheStadiumBusiness Awards 2019
Australasia has secured multiple wins at TheStadiumBusiness Awards 2019 with Melbourne's Marvel Stadium, the Sydney Cricket Ground Trust and Nick Sautner, Chief Executive of Auckland's Eden Park, have been announced as category winners.
Announced overnight at the Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester, UK during TheStadiumBusiness Summit 2019, Sautner was named Executive of the Year, Marvel Stadium took out the Venue of the Year Award and The Pink Test – Jane McGrath Day 2019 at Sydney Cricket Ground received the Event of the Year accolade.
Overall, the Australian and New Zealand venue industry won in three of the Awards' 10 categories, with each showcased in front of an international audience of stadium and arena owners, operators and teams.
Ian Nuttall, founder of TheStadiumBusiness Awards, stated "well done to all our shortlisted nominees and congratulations to the eventual winners.
“Now in their 10th year these Awards are the undisputed ‘Oscars’ of the stadium sector and the volume and quality of entries this year really underscores the tremendous energy, enthusiasm and experience that exists across our industry when it comes to putting on great entertainment events in the world’s best venues.”
Other winners in the annual awards program included:
Unsung Hero Award
Carmen Alvarez Beas, Head of Stadium Operations, Real Madrid, Spain
Fan Experience Award
Fan-First culture, Liverpool FC, England
NFC Ticketing via Apple Watch and iPhone at Allianz Arena - FC Bayern Munich/SkiData, Germany
Sustainability and Community Awards
The Green Team successes at The O2, London, England - AEG 1Earth
Sponsorship, Sales and Marketing Award
Atlanta United’s record-breaking ticket run to the USA's MLS Cup - Atlanta United FC/AMB Sports & Entertainment
Venue Technology Award
Integrated arena systems at Fiserv Forum/Milwaukee Bucks, USA
Outstanding Achievement Award
Daniel Gidney, Chief Executive, Lancashire Cricket, England
Nuttall also extened thanks to the 2019 panel of expert judges which included:
• Ishveen Anand, Chief Executive and founder, OpenSponsorship
• Magnus Danielsson, VP International, Feld Entertainment Motorsports
• Scott Jenkins, General Manager (Mercedes-Benz Stadium), Atlanta Falcons
• Mark Kelly, Managing Director, Ashton Gate Stadium
• Ben Veenbrink, Principal, The Stadium Consultancy
• Andrew Daniels, Chief Executive, Adelaide Oval Stadium Management Authority
• Caroline McEleney, Managing Director, McEleney Consulting
• Daniel Gidney, Chief Executive, Lancashire Cricket
• Ian Nuttall, founder, TheStadiumBusiness
Click here to view the winners brochure.
Image: TheStadiumBusiness Awards 2019 winners.
13th June 2018 - SCG Trust secures StadiumBusiness Venue Technology award
7th March 2018 - Australasian venues shortlisted for 2018 StadiumBusiness Awards
29th September 2017 - Eden Park Trust appoints new Chief Executive
23rd July 2016 - Michael Green named Chief Executive at Etihad Stadium
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