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The Nominees Are ...

We are pleased to present the nominees for the 11th annual Sports Business Awards, which recognizes excellence over the past year.  Please join us for a red carpet ceremony and awards gala on May 23 at the New York Marriott Marquis at Times Square. 

Abe Madkour leads a roundtable discussion of reporters detailing the selection process for the Sports Business Awards.

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

Major League Baseball 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

Celebration of Service Award

PeacePlayers International