Sodexo Live! won big last night at The Stadium Events & Hospitality Awards 2024, receiving an impressive 11 accolades. Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club highlighted this achievement by scooping the top gong for Overall Matchday Hospitality Experience 2024, fighting off tough competition from 28 participating venues across the leagues.

The club also took home the Matchday Hospitality Award (Large Stadium) and a silver accolade for the Best Retail Catering Award.  

Organised annually by Stadium Experience, the awards honour the exceptional efforts of catering, conference, and events teams across UK football, rugby, and cricket stadiums. This year, 79 clubs were nominated, with 22 venues winning at least one of the 43 awards across 14 categories.  

Newcastle United FC also had a standout evening, winning the Stadium Event of the Year Award and earning bronze accolades in the Above & Beyond Recognition Award for its Operations & Retail Teams, and Chef Team of the Year Award.  

Other accolades included:  

  • Silver for Leeds Rhinos for Visiting Ruby Directors Award  
  • Silver for Fulham FC for Visiting Football Directors Award  
  • Bronze for Blackburn Rovers for Matchday Hospitality Award (Medium Stadium) 
  • Bronze for Headingley Stadium for Non-Matchday Mystery Shopper Award  
  • Bronze for Headingley Stadium for Stadium Event of the Year Award 


Claire Morris, CEO UK & Ireland at Sodexo Live! said: 

We are thrilled to have had another exceptional year at The Stadium Events & Hospitality Awards, and to come home with the big award of the night again. Congratulations to the team at Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club for securing the top award and a huge well done to the Sodexo Live! teams across the UK who put in so much hard work and passion in delivering first-rate hospitality and retail across our portfolio.

The 11 accolades are well-deserved, as every day our teams go the extra mile to ensure our customers and corporate clients have the most memorable experiences, whether partaking in a music concert, sporting event, or culinary experience. We look forward to another strong year ahead.

Russell Wood, Head of Commercial at Brighton & Hove Albion FC added:

We are delighted to win such a prestigious award in the first year of the Tunnel Club opening. This is a testament to the work that the whole club and Sodexo Live! have put in to delivering it. Here’s to many more years and hopefully more awards! 

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