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2018 Sports Business Awards

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

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 
Octagon

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 
Ticketmaster

Sports Breakthrough of the Year

Mercedes-Benz Stadium Food & Beverage Experience

Lifetime Achievement
Michael Eisner, CEO, Tornante Company

Celebration of Service
PeacePlayers International

 

 

2018 Nominees

Sports Team of the Year
Atlanta United FC
Golden State Warriors
Houston Astros
Nashville Predators
Toronto Raptors
Vegas Golden Knights

Sports League of the Year  
Ladies Professional Golf Association
Major League Baseball
Major League Soccer
National Basketball Association
National Hockey League
Southeastern Conference

Sports Event of the Year  
2017 NFL Draft: Philadelphia
El Clásico Miami
Mayweather vs. McGregor
MLB Little League Classic
Solheim Cup
TCS New York City Marathon

Sports Executive of the Year
Arthur Blank, AMB Group
Bill Foley, Vegas Golden Knights
Casey Wasserman, Wasserman and L.A. 2028
Mark Lazarus, NBC Broadcasting and Sports
Michael Rubin, Fanatics

Athletic Director of the Year  
Boo Corrigan, Army
Danny White, University of Central Florida
Jeff Bourne, James Madison University
Jim Phillips, Northwestern University
Sandy Barbour, Penn State University

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

Best in Digital Sports Media 
Amazon
ESPN Digital Media
Facebook
NBC Sports Group
Turner Sports
Twitter

Best in Sports Social Media 
Chicago Bulls
Major League Soccer
NASCAR
Tom Brady

Best in Mobile Fan Experience 
15 Seconds of Fame
NASCAR
Tagboard
Xperiel

Best Talent Representation of the Year 
CAA Sports
Excel Sports Management
Lagardère Sports
Octagon
Professional Sports Representation, Inc.
The Montag Group
Wasserman

Best in Corporate Consulting, Marketing and Client Services 
CAA Sports
Endeavor Global Marketing
GMR Marketing
MKTG
Momentum Worldwide
Octagon

Best in Property Consulting, Sales and Client Services 
AEG Global Partnerships
CAA Sports
CSM Properties
Legends
Nielsen Sports

Best in Sports Event and Experiential Marketing 
Endeavor Global Marketing
Engine Shop
Intersport
Wasserman

Sports Sponsor of the Year 
Constellation Brands
Dr Pepper
Toyota
Verizon
Xfinity

Sports Facility of the Year 
Little Caesars Arena
Notre Dame Stadium
SunTrust Park/The Battery Atlanta
T-Mobile Arena
Target Center
U.S. Bank Stadium

Best in Sports Technology 
Intel
LiveLike
Ticketmaster
Univision Deportes

Sports Breakthrough of the Year

Barstool Sports
Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp
Kobe Inc.’s Granity Studios
Mercedes-Benz Stadium Food & Beverage Experience
Overwatch League

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.

Reception/Registration: 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

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.

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

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