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Past Events

2018 Sports Business Awards

May 23, 2018
New York Marriott Marquis at Times Square
New York City

About the Sports Business Awards

Launched in 2008, the Sports Business Awards were established by Sports Business Journal and Sports Business Daily to celebrate and recognize the leaders, visionaries and day-to-day practitioners who personify excellence in the business of sports. The 2019 nominees and winners will be recognized for excellence and outstanding achievement in the business of sports for the period from March 1, 2018 – February 28, 2019.

The Sports Business Awards Ceremony, a night celebrating excellence in sports business, will be held on Wednesday, May 22, 2019, at the New York Marriott Marquis at Time Square in New York City. The winners are announced LIVE at this event.

Registration & Pre-Event Reception: 5:30-7:00 PM     Broadway Lounge / 8th Floor
Dinner: 7:00-8:00 PM     Broadway Ballroom / 6th Floor
Awards Program:       8:00-10:00 PM   Broadway Ballroom / 6th Floor

2018 Winners

Sports Team of the Year
Vegas Golden Knights

Sports League of the Year  
National Basketball Association

Sports Event of the Year  
2017 NFL Draft: Philadelphia

Sports Executive of the Year
Arthur Blank, AMB Group

Athletic Director of the Year  
Jim Phillips, Northwestern University

Best in Sports Media 
NBC Sports Group

Best in Digital Sports Media 
ESPN Digital Media

Best in Sports Social Media 
Major League Soccer

Best in Mobile Fan Experience 
15 Seconds of Fame

Best Talent Representation of the Year 

Best in Corporate Consulting, Marketing and Client Services 
CAA Sports

Best in Property Consulting, Sales and Client Services 
AEG Global Partnerships

Best in Sports Event and Experiential Marketing 
Endeavor Global Marketing

Sports Sponsor of the Year 
Dr Pepper

Sports Facility of the Year 
Little Caesars Arena

Best in Sports Technology 

Sports Breakthrough of the Year

Mercedes-Benz Stadium Food & Beverage Experience

Lifetime Achievement
Michael Eisner, CEO, Tornante Company

Celebration of Service
PeacePlayers International




The 2018 Sports Business Awards were held on May 23 in New York City.

Contact Information

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

For information on ATTENDING THE AWARDS CEREMONY, 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