Brighton & Hove Albion and catering partner, Sodexo, have been nominated in four categories at the upcoming 2015 Stadium Events and Hospitality Awards.
The American Express Community Stadium will be competing with a number of football and rugby stadia across the UK for these prestigious accolades.
The awards dinner takes place on Thursday 4th June at Leicester City’s King Power Stadium and Albion will be hoping to build on last year’s success, as the club claimed the Directors Choice Award and the Matchday Hospitality Award for a medium-sized stadium (up to 40,000 seats).
The club also secured the silver prize in the Media Choice Award, behind overall winners Manchester City, but ahead of Aston Villa, who took home the bronze award.
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This year, Albion have been nominated in the Media Choice Award category again, which is voted for by members of the local and national media that attend the stadium on matchdays. There will be an overall winner of the award, along with silver and bronze prizes.
The club are also in contention to win the Conference, Event Sales and Marketing Award, which is judged by a company called Hospitality Gem. A mystery shopper style sales call would have been made to all the nominated clubs and once again, there will be an overall winner, along with awards for silver and bronze.
Once again, Albion are included in the Directors Choice Award category, where directors are asked to choose where they had the best away experience when travelling with their team.
Finally, the club will also be aiming to defend their Matchday Hospitality Award. In order to win the award, a judge and guest must be invited to experience hospitality at the stadium before a report is made available after the ceremony. There are individual prizes available for small (up to 750 guests), medium (751 to 1500 guests) and large stadia (more than 1501 guests).
Click here to find out more about the Stadium Events and Hospitality Awards.