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STADIUM BUSINESS AWARDS: United up for Project of the Year Award

12 May 2016

Club nominated for international award

Carlisle United Football Club has been nominated for the Project of the Year Award in The StadiumBusiness Awards 2016.

Launched in 2010, The StadiumBusiness Awards are the first industry awards for the stadium sector, by the stadium sector. With over 4,000 votes already cast, it’s your opportunity to get your club, venue or event recognised by the best in the industry.

Ian Nuttall, Founder, StadiumBusiness said: “TheStadiumBusiness Awards is about recognising leadership, innovation and achievement in the delivery, operation and management of sports facilities globally. Since 2010 we have given awards to some of the top venues from around the world and this year will be no exception.

“Our expert panel have come up with an amazing shortlist of nominees for these categories and while we think it might be tough for the industry to choose who should win.”

Take a look at who’s in the running this year:

VENUE OF THE YEAR
• Daytona International Speedway, USA
• Twickenham Stadium, UK
• Kyle Field at Texas A&M University, USA
• Adelaide Oval, Australia
• T-Mobile Arena, USA
• Melbourne Cricket Ground, Australia

EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR AWARD
• Ian Ritchie, CEO, England Rugby/RFU, UK
• Dave Kaval, President, San Jose Earthquakes, USA
• Paul Barber, Chief Executive, Brighton & Hove Albion FC, UK
• Karren Brady, Vice Chairman, West Ham United FC, UK
• Jamie Barkley, CEO, Sydney Cricket & Sports Ground Trust, Australia
• Derek Richardson, Chairman, Wasps RFC/Ricoh Arena, UK

UNSUNG HERO AWARD
• Lilly Barnes, Stadium Tour Guide, Everton FC, UK
• Karolina Żurawska, Arena Gdansk/Stadion Energa, Poland
• Croke Park’s ‘Environmental & Sustainability Management Group’, Ireland
• Reece Watson, Grounds Manager, Emirates Stadium, UK
• Adam Pearson, Head of Commercial, Lancashire County Cricket Club, UK
• Ben Biffen, Business Development Manager, Saracens FC, UK

SUSTAINABILITY & COMMUNITY AWARD
• Tranmere Rovers FC’s ”Project Turnaround”, UK
• Croke Park’s Community Team initiative, Ireland
• Broadhurst Park – the new home of fan-owned F.C. United of Manchester, UK
• Arsenal FC’s LED lighting at Emirates Stadium, UK
• Bloom Energy fuel cells at Staples Center, USA
• Sydney Cricket Ground’s environmental achievements, Australia
• Volunteer Workforce at Za Lužánkami Stadium, Czech Republic

PROJECT OF THE YEAR AWARD
Rebuild of Brunton Park after Storm Desmond (Carlisle United FC), UK
• Renovation of Estadio Cuauhtémoc/CF Puebla, Mexico
• Seating and F&B makeover at Sun Life Stadium, USA
• Tranmere Rovers FC’s ”Project Turnaround”, UK
• Daytona Rising – Completion of Daytona International Speedway
redevelopment, USA
• Redevelopment of Cheltenham Racecourse, UK
• Technology Makeover at Allianz Stadium, Australia
• Completion of Ageas Bowl redevelopment (Hampshire Cricket), UK

SALES & MARKETING AWARD
• Allianz naming rights activation at Allianz Riviera Stadium, Franc
• Corporate Sponsorship renewal programme at Amway Center, USA
• Emirates Old Trafford’s International cricket sales strategy (LancsCCC/Aspire TiMSSS), UK
• Fast Break Pass mobile ticket offer at Amway Center, USA
• Bury FC’s revitalised Partnership Programme success, UK
• Melbourne Storm’s “Lightning Rewards” at AAMI Park, Australia
• England Rugby’s Facebook Live activation, UK

Winners to be decided by our international Judging Panel and announced at the Gala Awards evening at Santiago Bernabéu in Madrid on 1 June 2016.

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