May 20, 2015 | New York City

Event Venue: New York Marriott Marquis at Times Square

Honoring Excellence in Sports Business

Highlights from the Sports Business Awards

This year's Sports Business Awards will be held on May 20 in New York City. To get an idea of what to expect at the event, check out our highlights from previous years.

About the Sports Business Awards

Launched in 2008, the Sports Business Awards were established by SportsBusiness Journal and SportsBusiness Daily to celebrate and recognize the leaders, visionaries and day-to-day practitioners who personify excellence in the business of sports. The 2015 nominees and winners will be recognized for excellence and outstanding achievement in the business of sports for the period from March 1, 2014 - February 28, 2015.

Nominees were announced on Monday, March 16.

Winners will be announced LIVE at the Sports Business Awards ceremony on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, at the New York Marriott Marquis at Times Square. 

Hotel Accommodations

The Sports Business Awards does not have a block of rooms reserved at the New York Marriott Marquis. Please contact hotel reservations at 212-398-1900 for the best available room rate.

Sports Business Awards Nominees

Sports Team of the Year
Charlotte Hornets
LA Galaxy
Los Angeles Kings
Seattle Seahawks
St. Louis Cardinals
Team Penske

Sports League of the Year
Big East Conference
Major League Soccer
National Basketball Association

Sports Event of the Year
2014 International Champions Cup
2014 MLB All-Star Game
2014 U.S. Open and U.S. Women's Open Championships (golf)
2015 College Football Playoff
2015 NBA All-Star Game
Super Bowl XLIX

Sports Executive of the Year
Brian France, NASCAR
Sean McManus, CBS Sports
Adam Silver, National Basketball Association
Mike Slive, Southeastern Conference

Athletic Director of the Year
Mitch Barnhart, University of Kentucky
Jeff Long, University of Arkansas
Ian McCaw, Baylor University
Dan Radakovich, Clemson University

Best in Sports Media
Fox Sports
National Football League
NBC Sports Group
Turner Sports

Best in Sports Television
CBS Sports
NBC Sports Group
SEC Network
Univision Deportes

Best in Digital Sports Media
ESPN Digital Media
National Football League
NBC Sports Group
Turner Sports
Whistle Sports Media

Best in Talent Representation and Management
CAA Sports
Excel Sports Management
Lagardere Unlimited  
Relativity Sports
Wasserman Media Group

Best in Corporate Consulting, Marketing and Client Services  
CAA Sports
Lagardere Unlimited
Team Epic
Wasserman Media Group

Best in Property Consulting, Sales and Client Services  
AEG Global Partnerships
The Aspire Group
Learfield Sports
Van Wagner Sports & Entertainment

Best in Sports Event and Experiential Marketing
GMR Marketing
IMG Live
LeadDog Marketing Group
Momentum Worldwide
Wasserman Media Group

Sports Sponsor of the Year
Dr Pepper
State Farm
Under Armour

Sports Facility of the Year
AT&T Stadium
Levi's Stadium
McLane Stadium
Staples Center
University of Phoenix Stadium

Best in Sports Technology
MLB Replay Center
Zebra Technologies

Scenes from the 2014 Awards Ceremony

Contact Information

For information on SUBMITTING AN ENTRY, please contact Laurie Garrison at 704-973-1331.

For information on ATTENDING THE AWARDS, please contact Lorianne Lamonica at 704-973-1523.

For information on SPONSORSHIP opportunities, please contact the following:

East Coast and Atlantic Seaboard, contact Allison Brush at 212-500-0710.

Midwest, West Coast and Florida, contact Natalie Sharp at 212-500-0720.


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