May 23, 2018 | New York City

Event Venue: New York Marriott Marquis at Times Square


Honoring Excellence in Sports Business



Highlights from the Sports Business Awards

The 2018 Sports Business Awards will be held on May 23 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 2018 nominees and winners will be recognized for excellence and outstanding achievement in the business of sports for the period from March 1, 2017 – February 28, 2018.

The Sports Business Awards Ceremony, a night celebrating excellence in sports business, will be held on Wednesday, May 23, 2018, at the New York Marriott Marquis at Time Square in New York City. The winners are announced LIVE at this event.

Sports Business Awards Entries

All entries must be submitted via the online entry form. Each entry should contain basic general information, along with information related to the category-specific questions. 

Click on the "Submit an Entry" button below for entry instructions and the list of categories. Once you read the instructions, click on the name of the category for the specific criteria pertinent to that category.

The entry period closes Friday, January 12.

Categories being recognized include:

  • Sports Team of the Year
  • Sports League of the Year
  • Sports Event of the Year
  • Sports Executive of the Year
  • Athletic Director of the Year
  • Best in Sports Media
  • Best in Digital Sports Media
  • Best in Sports Social Media
  • Best in Mobile Fan Experience
  • Best Talent Representation of the Year
  • Best in Corporate Consulting, Marketing and Client Services
  • Best in Property Consulting, Sales and Client Services
  • Best in Sports Event and Experiential Marketing
  • Sports Sponsor of the Year
  • Sports Facility of the Year
  • Best in Sports Technology
  • Sports Breakthrough of the Year


Contact Information

For information on SUBMITTING AN ENTRY, please contact Maggie MacKenzie at 704-973-1427.

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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