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Past Events

2019 Sports Business Awards

May 22, 2019
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 Times 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

2019 Winners


CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR WINNERS!

Congratulations to the 2019 Nominees!

We are pleased to present the nominees for the 12th annual Sports Business Awards, which recognize excellence over the past year.
Please join us for the awards gala on May 22 at the New York Marriott Marquis at Times Square.


SPORTS TEAM OF THE YEAR
  • Atlanta United FC
  • Golden State Warriors
  • Milwaukee Brewers
  • Milwaukee Bucks
  • Portland Thorns FC
  • Washington Capitals


SPORTS LEAGUE OF THE YEAR
  • Major League Soccer
  • National Basketball Association
  • National Football League
  • PGA Tour


SPORTS EVENT OF THE YEAR
  • 100th PGA Championship
  • 2019 NHL All-Star Game
  • Bank of America Roval 400
  • Super Bowl LIII
  • U.S. Open Tennis Championships


SPORTS SPONSOR OF THE YEAR
  • Anheuser-Busch InBev
  • Capital One
  • Geico
  • Pizza Hut
  • State Farm


SPORTS FACILITY OF THE YEAR
  • Banc of California Stadium
  • Fiserv Forum
  • Mercedes-Benz Stadium
  • State Farm Arena
  • USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center


BEST IN SPORTS MEDIA
  • CBS Sports
  • ESPN
  • Fox Sports
  • NBC Sports Group
  • Turner Sports


BEST IN DIGITAL SPORTS MEDIA
  • B/R Live
  • DAZN
  • ESPN+
  • NBA League Pass
  • NBC Sports Gold


BEST IN SPORTS SOCIAL MEDIA
  • “Friday Night Stripes”: Adidas/Intersport/Twitter
  • Gritty
  • JuJu Smith-Schuster
  • WWE


BEST IN MOBILE FAN EXPERIENCE
  • Bleacher Report
  • DraftKings Sportsbook
  • ESPN
  • NASCAR
  • Twitter


BEST TALENT REPRESENTATION OF THE YEAR
  • Boras Corporation
  • CAA Sports
  • Endeavor
  • Excel Sports Management
  • Octagon
  • Wasserman


BEST IN SPORTS EVENT AND EXPERIENTIAL MARKETING
  • CSM LeadDog
  • Endeavor Global Marketing
  • Engine Shop
  • GMR Marketing
  • Intersport
  • Wasserman


BEST IN CORPORATE CONSULTING, MARKETING AND CLIENT SERVICES
  • CAA Sports
  • Endeavor Global Marketing
  • Momentum Worldwide
  • Octagon
  • Scout Sports and Entertainment
  • Wasserman


BEST IN PROPERTY CONSULTING, SALES AND CLIENT SERVICES
  • AEG Global Partnerships
  • CAA Sports
  • Endeavor
  • Excel Sports Management
  • Legends
  • Oak View Group


BEST IN SPORTS TECHNOLOGY
  • Clear
  • Greenfly
  • L.A. Clippers & Second Spectrum: CourtVision
  • SportsCastr


SPORTS BREAKTHROUGH OF THE YEAR
  • BodyArmor
  • Los Angeles Football Club
  • MGM Resorts
  • Minor League Baseball: Copa de la Diversión


ATHLETIC DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR
  • Ray Anderson, Arizona State University
  • Mitch Barnhart, University of Kentucky
  • Jennifer Cohen, University of Washington
  • Blake James, University of Miami
  • Jamie Pollard, Iowa State University


SPORTS EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR
  • Don Garber, Major League Soccer
  • Jimmy Pitaro, ESPN
  • Michael Rubin, Fanatics
  • Eric Shanks, Fox Sports
  • Adam Silver, National Basketball Association


LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
  • Tim Finchem

2018 SPORTS BUSINESS AWARDS RECAP

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

Purchase your tickets to attend the 2019 Sports Business Awards on May 22 in New York!

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