The Stadium Events & Hospitality Awards 2024 Set To Break Records 

The Stadium Events & Hospitality Awards 2024 is set to break all previous attendance records.



The event, sponsored by Global Payments Inc, will be hosted in the Centenary Pavilion at Leeds United FC on Thursday 4th July 2024. 


Event organisers, Stadium Experience, have already received well over 500 bookings with a month to go, making it the highest ever attendance in its 17-year history. 


The guests are from 50+ stadium venues from across the UK, working in teams such as conference and events, matchday hospitality, chef teams, public catering, operational departments and senior management. 


Together, they will experience a fine dining four course menu, awards ceremony and live entertainment, followed by onsite after party until 4am.


Debbie Rigney, Marketing & PR Manager for Stadium Experience who organises the awards, said: “Our 2024 awards will be breaking all previous attendance records. 


“To see our guest numbers not only return to pre-pandemic levels, but also grow by around 10% is just fantastic. 


“We look forward to recognising and celebrating the amazing work of all of these stadium venue teams at Elland Road on 4th July.”


Book Tickets

Tickets are still available from just £110 each (discounted member rate), and include; drinks reception, gala dinner, live entertainment, awards ceremony, and onsite after party until 4am.  Book your tickets here.


The Awards

The prestigious event recognises the efforts and dedication shown by the catering, conference and events teams at every football, rugby and cricket stadium across the UK.  There will be a total of 14 different award categories, with a Bronze, Silver and Winner award for each presented on the evening.  This means there are at least 42 awards up for grabs in 2024. 


This year’s categories include:

*NEW* Above & Beyond Recognition Award – Sponsored by Taste Beverages

*NEW* Stadium Event of the Year Award – Sponsored by Rational

Best Retail Catering Award – Sponsored by Rollover Hotdogs

Matchday Sales Team of the Year Award – Sponsored by iVvy Venues

Non-Matchday Sales Team of the Year Award – Sponsored by Special Occasion Linen

Non-Matchday Mystery Shopper Award – Sponsored by Chefs & Events Staffing

Operations Team of the Year Award – Sponsored by Braehead Foods

Chef Team of the Year Award – Sponsored by Chef Works UK & Bragard

Visiting Rugby Directors Award – Sponsored by Get Pica

Visiting Football Directors Award – Sponsored by FC Business

Matchday Hospitality Award – Small Stadium – Sponsored by Heineken

Matchday Hospitality Award – Medium Stadium – Sponsored by Dr Oetker

Matchday Hospitality Award – Large Stadium – Sponsored by Acme

Overall Matchday Hospitality Award – Presented by Global Payments Inc.





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