Elite Sports Facility or Venue category: Sports Technology Awards 2020

Most Innovative Elite Sports Facility or Venue

This celebrates the facility, stadium or arena (temporary or permanent) that is demonstrably innovative in its approach to coaching, performance, clinical activity, rehab or presentation/housing of elite sports. Entries are invited from centers/facilities belonging to international and national governing bodies and federations, individual athletes, private clinics, education establishments, clubs, teams or franchises.


Judges will review entries on the following criteria

  • How innovative is the facility in the services it offers stakeholders pertinent to this entry (e.g. athletes, teams, fans, sponsors, broadcasters etc.)
  • What makes this facility superior to its competition
  • How effective is the facility in its work with target stakeholders (e.g. athletes, coaches, managers, governing bodies, sponsors, the media etc.)
  • What technology does the facility use, how does it use it, and how does it have a measurable impact
  • Quantitative and qualitative data supporting the entry (e.g. stats and third-party endorsements)

Download the category form here


Multiple Entries can be used to give entrants a higher chance of winning or being shortlisted. If you have any questions regarding which category(ies) is best suited to your technology, please call our commercial team on +44 (020) 3150-2080

To explore the winning technology from last year see our   2019 Sports Technology Awards winners.


If you are interested in entering the ‘Most Innovative Elite Sports Facility or Venue’ category here’s some more information on why it has been included in this year’s Sports Technology Awards.

For several decades, sports venues have been dubbed ‘the modern cathedrals’ and whilst sports stadia are still iconic globally, today’s sports venues are much more than that. The term ‘sports venue’ applies to sports stadiums, sports arenas, sports grounds, sports training centers, and sports camps, and, as the sports market has matured, these have all evolved beyond their traditional function.

Sports stadia and sports arenas now do far more than simply housing sports fixtures; modern stadia and arenas are hubs of their community, operating seven days a week, not just for a couple of hours around fixtures. As sports teams get bolder with their visions, fans see their home stadiums house gourmet catering options, barbers shops, and bars, as well as more off-the-wall ideas such as golfing installations and… cheese rooms!

As sports technology evolves so do sports grounds and training facilities. Whilst initially the preserve of elite athletes, training facilities are starting to open up, offering training camp services to teams, weekend warriors and promising young sports stars alike.

‘Most Innovative Elite Sports Facility or Venue’ is an established category and our judges tell us that they really enjoy seeing innovative sports technology developments amongst the entries.

With so many iconic, innovative sports venues emerging globally, we look forward to celebrating the ones which emerge as truly world-class at the Sports Technology Awards ceremony in 2020.

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