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2017 Sports Business Awards nominees

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A reason to celebrate

The 10th annual edition of the Sports Business Awards gets underway with a red carpet ceremony May 24 at the New York Marriott Marquis at Times Square. This year’s event features a total of 87 nominees across 17 categories. CAA Sports, MLB, NBC Sports Group and WME-IMG lead the way with three nominations each, while 32 others are in contention for the first time. Let the countdown officially begin as we introduce this year’s nominees.


Sports Team of the Year
Chicago Cubs
Cleveland Cavaliers
Golden State Warriors
Miami Dolphins
Toronto FC

Sports League of the Year
Major League Baseball
National Basketball Association
National Hockey League
Professional Bull Riders
United States Olympic Committee

Sports Event of the Year
2016 Copa America Centenario Knockout Round
2016 Indianapolis 500
2016 Ryder Cup
2016 World Series
Pilot Flying J Battle at Bristol
World Cup of Hockey 2016

Best in Sports Media
CBS Sports
ESPN
Fox Sports
NBC Sports Group
Turner Sports
Univision Deportes

Best in Digital Sports Media
ESPN Digital Media
Facebook
MLB Advanced Media
National Football League
NBC Sports Group
Twitter

Best in Mobile Fan Experience
Experience
Gametime
ReplyBuy
TCS New York City Marathon

Best in Sports Social Media
Chicago Bulls
Dallas Cowboys
Major League Soccer
NBC Sports Group
WWE

Best in Sports Technology
Catapult
Eaton’s Ephesus Lighting
Intel
Teamworks

Best Talent Representation of the Year
CAA Sports
Excel Sports Management
Octagon
Roc Nation Sports
Wasserman

Best in Corporate Consulting, Marketing and Client Services
CAA Sports
Genesco Sports Enterprises
GMR Marketing
Momentum Worldwide
Octagon
WME-IMG

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

Best in Sports Event and Experiential Marketing
Engine Shop
GMR Marketing
The Marketing Arm
Wasserman
WME-IMG

Sports Sponsor of the Year
Anheuser-Busch InBev
Bridgestone
Esurance
JPMorgan Chase
Pepsi Beverages

Sports Breakthrough of the Year
ELeague
Fanatics
On Location Experiences
The Star in Frisco
UFC 205

Sports Facility of the Year
Gaylord Family – Oklahoma Memorial Stadium
Golden 1 Center
Hard Rock Stadium
Rogers Place
U.S. Bank Stadium

Athletic Director of the Year
Whit Babcock, Virginia Tech
Chris Del Conte, Texas Christian University
Dan Guerrero, UCLA
Jay Jacobs, Auburn University
Dan Radakovich, Clemson University

Sports Executive of the Year
Ari Emanuel/Patrick Whitesell, WME-IMG
David Levy, Turner
Tom Ricketts, Chicago Cubs
Michele Roberts, National Basketball Players Association
Adam Silver, National Basketball Association

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