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2019 Sports Business Awards

May 22, 2019
New York Marriott Marquis at Times Square
New York City

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The 2019 Sports Business Awards were held May 22 in New York.

We hope to see you in 2020!

2019 Winners


Best in Digital Sports media

Best in Sports Event and Experiential Marketing
CSM LeadDog

Best in Mobile Fan Experience

Best in Sports Technology
L.A. Clippers & Second Spectrum: CourtVision

Sports Event of the Year
U.S. Open Tennis Championships

Best Talent Representation of the Year

Athletic Director of the Year
Mitch Barnhart, University of Kentucky

Best in Sports Social Media

Sports Breakthrough of the Year
MGM Resorts

Best in Property Consulting, Sales and Client Services
CAA Sports

Sports Sponsor of the Year
Anheuser-Busch InBev

Sports Facility of the Year
Mercedes-Benz Stadium

Sports Team of the Year
Atlanta United FC

Best in Corporate Consulting, Marketing and Client Services

Best in Sports Media
Fox Sports

Sports League of the Year

Sports Executive of the Year
Don Garber

Lifetime Achievement
Tim Finchem

Celebration of Service
PowerPlay NYC

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
7:00-8:00 PM     Broadway Ballroom / 6th Floor
Awards Program:
8:00-10:00 PM   Broadway Ballroom / 6th Floor

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