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2020 Sports Business Awards

Meet the nominees of the 13th annual Sports Business Awards and learn why their work from March 2019 through February 2020 could earn them the industry’s highest honors during our virtual event on September 30

Best in Digital Sports Media

The Athletic
Bleacher Report
DAZN
ESPN+ on ESPN App
National Basketball Association
The Ringer

Best in Mobile Fan Experience

ESPN
The Masters Tournament App, produced by Augusta National and IBM
Twitter
Yahoo Fantasy Sports

Best in Sports Social Media

Bleacher Report
Louisiana State University
Major League Baseball
XFL

Best in Sports Technology

San Francisco 49ers Executive Huddle presented by SAP
Drone Racing League
Mixed-Reality Baltimore Raven
Noah Basketball
SAP-NHL Coaching Insights App for iPad

Best in Sports Media

CBS Sports
ESPN
Fox Sports
NBC Sports Group
NFL Media
Turner Sports

Sports Event of the Year

2019 NFL Draft
2020 Honda NHL All-Star Weekend
Miami Open presented by Itaú
2020 NBA All-Star Game
WrestleMania 35

Sports Breakthrough of the Year

Augusta National Women’s Amateur 
Las Vegas Aviators
Louis Vuitton
Premier Lacrosse League

Sports Sponsor of the Year

Mercedes-Benz USA
PepsiCo
Rocket Mortgage by Quicken Loans
T-Mobile USA
The Coca-Cola Company
Visa

Athletic Director of the Year

Curt Apsey, Boise State University 
Kirby Hocutt, Texas Tech University 
Rob Mullens, University of Oregon 
Mack Rhoades, Baylor University
Scott Stricklin, University of Florida

Celebration of Service

Team IMPACT

Best in Property Consulting, Sales and Client Services

AEG Global Partnerships
CAA Sports
Elevate Sports Ventures
Legends
Innovative Partnerships Group
Wasserman

Best in Sports Event and Experiential Marketing

160over90
Bespoke Sports & Entertainment
CSM Sport & Entertainment
Engine Shop
Intersport

Best Talent Representation of the Year

Boras Corporation
CAA Sports
Excel Sports Management
Octagon
Wasserman

Best in Corporate Consulting, Marketing and Client Services

160over90
Genesco Sports Enterprises
GMR Marketing
Momentum Worldwide
Octagon
Wasserman

Sports Facility of the Year

Allianz Field
Chase Center
Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse
TD Garden
Wrigley Field

Sports Team of the Year

Minnesota Twins
San Francisco 49ers
St. Louis Blues
Toronto Raptors
U.S. women’s national soccer team

Sports League of the Year

Atlantic Coast Conference
Major League Soccer
National Football League
Women’s National Basketball Association

Sports Executive of the Year

Scott Boras, Boras Corporation
Don Garber, Major League Soccer
Roger Goodell, National Football League
Roger Penske, Penske Entertainment Corp.
Jimmy Pitaro, ESPN

Contributing writers: David Bourne, David Broughton, Mark J. Burns, Karn Dhingra, Ben Fischer, Olivia Green, Josh Liberatore, Andrew Levin, John Lombardo, Bret McCormick, Liz Mullen, John Ourand, Joe Perez, Eric Prisbell, Chris Smith, Lucas Smith, Michael Smith, Adam Stern and Kody Timmers