We are very delighted to inform you that, The Sports Hub, Trivandrum, has been adjudged as the winner under New Venue of Year Category by the jury of the StadiumBusiness Awards 2016 held at the world-famous Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, Madrid, Spain on 1 June 2016. This is the first time an Indian venue has been given such a recognition.
To win this award, The Sports Hub Trivandrum beat the following finalist top new venues in the world:
- Parc Olympique Lyonnais, France
- Estadio BBVA Bancomer, Mexico
- Kyle Field at Texas A&M University, USA
- Matmut Atlantique, France
- Suita City Football Stadium, Japan
- Vodafone Arena, Turkey
- T-Mobile Arena, USA
The Stadium Business Awards were launched in 2010, in order to:
- Recognize achievement, innovation, fresh thinking and the leaders in the world of stadium, arena and sports venue management;
- Raise industry standards and encourage greater professionalism;
- Drive awareness of the stadium, arena and sports venue sector.
Now in their seventh year, TheStadiumBusiness Awards are recognized around the world.
Panel of Judges is as below:
Thomas Perslund, former CEO, Friends Arena, Sweden (2015 Winner)
Roger Maslin, former Managing Director, Wembley, UK
Denise Barrett-Baxendale, CEO, Everton in the Community (Everton FC), UK (2015 Winner);
Tomasz Kowalski, President, Stadion Energa Gdansk, Poland
Susan Fink, Operations Director, Sports & Entertainment Eurest Mexico/Compass Group, Mexico
Chris Overholt, CEO, Canadian Olympic Committee, Canada
Peter Dallas, Managing Director, Hampden Park, UK.
Ian Nuttall, Founder of TheStadiumBusiness / Xperiology, UK
THE DAVID VICKERS AWARD – NEW VENUE OF THE YEAR
Category Winner: Sports Hub Trivandrum, India
Judging Panel comments: “A very strongly-contested category with international entries but this world-class sports facility is the first privately-funded stadium on the Indian subcontinent and a development model for more to come.”
Ben Veenbrink, The Stadium Consultancy, the Netherlands, one of the premier consultants for the project, received the award on behalf of the Sports Hub, Trivandrum.
The Stadium Consultancy has carried out design reviews of the various design phases and provides specialist advice with regard to specific design solutions in order to deliver a safe, profitable, compelling and sustainable design, especially regarding operational aspects. Particular emphasis is laid on the compliancy with ICC (cricket) and FIFA standards, as well as on the safety & security aspects of and transport issues related to the new stadium, which a.o. included the development of the Safety Operations Plan.