The 2017 Stadium Events & Hospitality Awards is proving to be the busiest ever, with organisers telling CN just five tickets remain before the event is declared a sell out with 480 guests.
Liverpool Football Club’s Anfield stadium is the venue for the event, sponsored this year by Carlsberg and to be held in the new main stand on Thursday 1 June 2017.
The guests represent stadium venues from across the UK & Ireland, working in teams such as conference and events, matchday hospitality, chef teams, public catering, operational departments and senior management.
Guests will be treated to a fine dining four-course menu, awards ceremony and entertainment, followed by onsite after party until 4am.
Event management company, the Taylor Lynn Corporation (TLC), is the most recent sponsor to confirm their support, organising the room decor and entertainment on the night.
MD Liz Taylor commented: “TLC is delighted to be involved with the biggest ever Stadium Experience awards evening. I am not surprised it has been selling out so quickly. It has become a key fixture in the hospitality season, and this year will be no exception.”
Debbie Rigney (pictured), marketing & PR manager for Stadium Experience, who organises the awards, said: “2017 is breaking all previous attendance records. Historically, we have welcomed around 280 guests from stadium venues across the UK & Ireland. Last year, we saw huge growth to 365 guests at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry. To grow this figure by a further 30% this year is just fantastic. We look forward to recognising and celebrating the amazing work of all of these stadium venue teams at Anfield on 1 June.”
For more information on the awards, and to purchase tickets, click here
This year 80 football and rugby clubs have been shortlisted in 11 award categories, meaning a potential 33 awards are up for grabs. This year’s categories include:
Media Choice Award – Sponsored by Conference News
Non-Matchday Mystery Shopper Award – Sponsored by HGEM Shining Star Award – Sponsored by Sodexo Prestige Operations Team of the Year Award – Sponsored by Tom Hewer Cat
Best Sales or Marketing Initiative Award – Sponsored by CHS Group
Chef Team of the Year Award – Sponsored by Stadium Experience
Directors Choice Award – Sponsored by FC Business
Matchday Hospitality Award – Sponsored by Verteda
Matchday Hospitality Award – Small Stadium (up to 1000 hospitality seats)
Matchday Hospitality Award – Medium Stadium (1001 – 2000 hospitality seats)
Matchday Hospitality Award – Large Stadium (2001+ hospitality seats)
Overall Matchday Hospitality Award – Sponsored by Salon Culinaire