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RECOGNIZE THE HEROES OF THE SPORTS-EVENT INDUSTRY

RECOGNIZE THE HEROES OF THE SPORTS-EVENT INDUSTRY

About the Awards

The sports-event landscape changed dramatically during 2020. Even while countless events were canceled or postponed, sports organizations and the people who work in the sports-event industry have inspired us all by putting their communities first. Sports-industry leaders have donated their time and money to aid first responders and those on the front lines of the pandemic. Virtual sporting events have raised money for charities. Others in the sports-event industry have deployed their creative energies to help those most in need.

This year, the SportsTravel Awards will honor the organizations, events and individuals who have gone above and beyond to help their communities, the sports-event industry and all of us during these challenging and historic times.

SportsTravel invites you to nominate people or organizations from the sports-event industry, who we will honor at the TEAMS ’20 Conference & Expo Virtual from Houston, October 19–23, 2020.
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Nominations Criteria: 

 

Criteria for selection include demonstrating not only resolve in the face of the current challenges but also reflecting what is best about the people and the organizations in the sports-event industry.

If you know of people or organizations who have gone the extra length to support the industry or their community in 2020, we want to hear about them. Please provide as much information as you can about why your nominee is worthy, as well as contact information for our staff to contact you to hear more.

The challenges ahead are many. But the goodwill and good hearts in the industry we know and love are even greater. Let us help you honor those deeds as we look toward a brighter future for us all.

Nominations are due by midnight August 31, 2020.

SUBMIT NOMINATION

Winners of the awards will be announced at TEAMS ’20, October 19–22, 2020.

Congratulations to the 2019 Winners

SportsTravel Award 2019 Winners

BEST PROFESSIONAL SPORTS EVENT:  2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup, France

BEST PROFESSIONAL SPORTS EVENT:  2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup, France

The 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup, won by the United States in thrilling fashion over the Netherlands, was named the Best Professional Sports Event after being staged in nine cities across France. It was the second consecutive World Cup championship for the United States and fourth overall. This is the second time the Women’s World Cup has won this award, previously winning in 2015.

BEST COLLEGIATE SPORTS EVENT:  2018 Army-Navy Game, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

BEST COLLEGIATE SPORTS EVENT:  2018 Army-Navy Game, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The Best Collegiate Sports Event was the 2018 Army-Navy football game in Philadelphia, won by Army for the third consecutive year. More than 70,000 people attended the annual game, which featured a 17–10 victory by the Golden Knights. It is the second time the event has won this award, winning previously in 2013.
BEST AMATEUR SPORTS EVENT: 2019 AAU Junior National Volleyball Championships, Orlando, Florida

BEST AMATEUR SPORTS EVENT: 2019 AAU Junior National Volleyball Championships, Orlando, Florida

The Best Amateur Sports Event was the 2019 AAU Junior National Volleyball Championships in Orlando, Florida, which featured 2,800 boys and girls teams with more than 45,000 competitors, 10,000 coaches, 600 college coaches and 100,000 spectators. It is the second time the event has won this award, having won in 2017.
BEST NEW SPORTS EVENT:  2018 SuperPower 5K, Toronto, Ontario

BEST NEW SPORTS EVENT:  2018 SuperPower 5K, Toronto, Ontario

The Best New Sports Event was the 2018 SuperPower 5K in Toronto, Ontario, which combined the sport of running with gaming and cosplay to extend the scope of FAN EXPO Canada.
BEST NEW OR RENOVATED VENUE:  Allianz Field, St. Paul, Minnesota

BEST NEW OR RENOVATED VENUE:  Allianz Field, St. Paul, Minnesota

The Best New or Renovated Sports Venue was presented to Allianz Field in St. Paul, Minnesota, the new home of Major League Soccer’s Minnesota United FC. The stadium hosted an MLS playoff game and also landed a CONCACAF Gold Cup match and spot on the United States women’s soccer team victory tour. It is the first MLS team to win an award.
BEST SPORTS HOST CITY:  Las Vegas, Nevada

BEST SPORTS HOST CITY:  Las Vegas, Nevada

The Best Sports Host City award went to Las Vegas, a city that opened a new Triple-A baseball stadium, was the host for the NHL and NASCAR award ceremonies, debuted the WNBA’s Las Vegas Aces and hosted "The Match: Tiger-Phil," all while continuing preparations for the arrival of the Raiders in 2020.
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