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Volume 22 No. 28
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Sports Facility of the Year

Photo: Courtesy of LAFC

Banc of California Stadium

The 22,000-seat soccer-specific stadium’s location near downtown L.A. helped it sell out all of its MLS matches in LAFC’s first season. The LEED Silver-certified facility also hosted a number of non-soccer events in its first year, including concerts and an esports competition for the popular “Fortnite.”

Photo: Dylan Buell

Fiserv Forum

The Bucks’ new $524 million, LEED Silver-certified arena is the anchor for an entire downtown Milwaukee entertainment district. The arena has led to record-high ticket sales, attendance and consumer revenue for the Bucks, and has become an entertainment and concert destination for the city.

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Mercedes-Benz Stadium

The stadium played host to many of this year’s biggest events (Super Bowl LIII, MLS All-Star Game and Cup, SEC Championship), and delivered every time with state-of-the-art technological connectivity and innovative hospitality, including its revolutionary concession pricing program.

Photo: Atlanta Hawks / State Farm Arena

State Farm Arena

The venue’s $192 million renovation completely transformed the Atlanta Hawks’ longtime home. Since its reopening, the arena has hosted a number of high-profile concerts as well as the Opening Night kickoff event for Super Bowl LIII, and lower-priced concessions helped the Hawks increase ticket sales and revenue.

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USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center

The U.S. Open marked the debut of the 14,000-seat Louis Armstrong Stadium, the world’s first with natural ventilation and a retractable roof, as the latest addition to the tennis center. The stadium debuted to rave reviews and helped draw record attendance at the U.S. Open’s 50th anniversary.