May 18, 2016 | New York City

Event Venue: New York Marriott Marquis at Times Square


Honoring Excellence in Sports Business



2016 Sports Business Awards Winners

Sports Team of the Year
Golden State Warriors

Sports League of the Year
Major League Soccer

Sports Event of the Year
2015 Belmont Stakes

Sports Executive of the Year
Joe Lacob, Golden State Warriors

Athletic Director of the Year
Gene Smith, Ohio State University

Best in Sports Media
Turner Sports

Best in Digital Sports Media
MLB Advanced Media

Best in Sports Social Media
National Basketball Association

Best in Mobile Fan Experience
Experience

Best Talent Representation of the Year
Octagon

Best in Corporate Consulting, Marketing and Client Services  
WME | IMG

Best in Property Consulting, Sales and Client Services  
CAA Sports

Best in Sports Event and Experiential Marketing
LeadDog Marketing Group

Sports Sponsor of the Year
State Farm

Sports Facility of the Year
Daytona International Speedway

Best in Sports Technology
Next VR

Sports Breakthrough of the Year
The Players' Tribune

2016 Sports Business Awards Nominees

Sports Team of the Year
Carolina Panthers
Golden State Warriors
Kansas City Royals
Portland Timbers
Tampa Bay Lightning

Sports League of the Year
American Athletic Conference
Major League Baseball
Major League Soccer
NASCAR
National Basketball Association
PGA Tour

Sports Event of the Year
2015 Belmont Stakes
2015 FIFA Women's World Cup Final
Bojangles' Southern 500
Mayweather vs. Pacquiao
Super Bowl 50

Sports Executive of the Year
Brian France, NASCAR
Stan Kroenke, Kroenke Sports and Entertainment
Joe Lacob, Golden State Warriors
Rob Manfred, Major League Baseball
Mark Parker, Nike

Athletic Director of the Year
Joe Castiglione, University of Oklahoma
Chet Gladchuk, U.S. Naval Academy
Bernard Muir, Stanford University
Gene Smith, Ohio State University

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

Best in Digital Sports Media
ESPN Digital Media
MLB Advanced Media
Sports Illustrated
Turner Sports

Best in Sports Social Media
Chicago Blackhawks -- #Whats Your Goal
Clemson University
Dale Earnhardt Jr.
National Basketball Association
U.S. Women's National Soccer Team

Best in Mobile Fan Experience
Experience
OneUp Sports
ReplyBuy
SeatGeek
VenueNext

Best Talent Representation of the Year
CAA Sports
Excel Sports Management
Octagon
TLA Worldwide
WME | IMG

Best in Corporate Consulting, Marketing and Client Services  
CAA Sports
GMR Marketing
The Marketing Arm
Optimum Sports
Wasserman 
WME | IMG

Best in Property Consulting, Sales and Client Services  
AEG Global Partnerships
CAA Sports
Learfield 
Legends
Premier Partnerships
Van Wagner Sports & Entertainment

Best in Sports Event and Experiential Marketing
Engine Shop
GMR Marketing
LeadDog Marketing Group
Momentum Worldwide
QuintEvents

Sports Sponsor of the Year
American Express
Anheuser-Busch InBev
FedEx
State Farm
Toyota
Xfinity from Comcast

Sports Facility of the Year
Avaya Stadium
Bill Snyder Family Stadium
Daytona International Speedway
Kyle Field
Petco Park

Best in Sports Technology
Catapult
NextVR
STRIVR Labs
Zebra Technologies

Sports Breakthrough of the Year
Burger King -- Return of the King
Los Angeles Dodgers and R/GA -- The Dodgers Accelerator
Orlando City SC
The Players' Tribune
Sportradar US

Highlights from the Sports Business Awards

The 2016 Sports Business Awards will be held on May 18 in New York City. To get an idea of what to expect at the event, check out our highlights from the live awards ceremony 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 2016 nominees and winners will be recognized for excellence and outstanding achievement in the business of sports for the period from March 1, 2015 - February 29, 2016.

Winners were announced LIVE at the Sports Business Awards ceremony on Wednesday, May 18, 2016, at the New York Marriott Marquis at Times Square. 


Contact Information

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

For information on ATTENDING THE AWARDS CEREMONY, 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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