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Winners of the Stadium Business Awards 2010

Tuesday, February 1, 2011 ~ 20:49pm

The winners of the inaugural Stadium Business Awards in association with Guinness were unveiled tonight at the world-famous Guinness Storehouse in the heart of Dublin

The first awards to recognise achievements in the stadium industry, all aspects of the international stadium and sports venue sector were covered.

The awards ceremony took place during the Stadium Business Summit at the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin, in front of an audience of over 150 stadium industry professionals from around the globe.

Croke Park's management team and their double win!

Winners included Cornellà-El Prat Stadium (the new home of RFC Espanyol football club in Barcelona, below), for Venue of the Year; Wimbledon Centre Court’s retractable roof won Innovation of the Year; Dublin’s Croke Park picked up awards for both Sustainability and Safety (pictured above), while Wembley’s pitch won the Backlash Award.

“The judging panel was particularly impressed with the healthy spirit of innovation and professionalism which is generating new and exciting venues around the world,” commented judge Michael Bolingbroke, COO, Manchester United FC. “It’s fantastic news that Sustainability, Matchday Experience and Safety all went to venues in the UK and Ireland, demonstrating how these countries are leading the way in many areas of global best practice.”

Josep Toldra, Stadium Manager and Albert Amat, Finance Director of Barcelona's Espanyol football club collect the Venue of the Year Award

Full story at Stadium Business Awards web site

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