TheStadiumBusiness Names Levi’s Stadium as a Two-Time Finalist for this Year’s Awards
With nominations submitted from all over the world, Levi’s® Stadium has been named a finalist in two categories for this year’s TheStadiumBusiness Awards – the first industry awards for the stadium sector, by the stadium sector. The stadium was named a finalist for Event of the Year, as well as a finalist for TheStadiumBusiness’ Environmental award. Levi’s® Stadium took home two awards from TheStadiumBusiness in 2015 when it was named Venue of the Year and received Venue Technology Award of the Year for the Levi’s® Stadium App.
For its efforts in hosting four Copa America Centenario USA 2016 matches at Levi’s Stadium, Levi’s® Stadium was nominated as a finalist in the Event of the Year category – which recognizes the event’s host venue and the venue management/operations team’s delivery.
Levi’s® Stadium played a lead role in helping celebrate the 100th anniversary of the second-largest global soccer event in the world, which featured some of the world’s best teams and players competing from June 3-26, 2016, in the United States.
The inaugural game of the Copa America Centenario USA 2016 (Columbia vs. United States), recorded 67,439 in attendance at Levi’s® Stadium and set the tone for matches to be played across the country in the following weeks. With three more matches hosted in Santa Clara, Calif., including Argentina vs. Chile (June 6), Uruguay vs. Jamaica (June 13), and Copa America quarter-final match Mexico vs. Chile (June 18), Levi’s® Stadium hosted a total of 247,603 fans across the four Copa America Centenario matches – averaging 61,900 attendees per match, second to only New Jersey’s MetLife Stadium in average attendanceFor its sustainability efforts, the home of the San Francisco 49ers was also nominated as a finalist for the Environmental Award – awarded to the team or venue that has achieved success in the pursuit of sustainable venue management.
From its NRG Solar Terrace affixed with state-of-the-art solar panels that makes the venue net-neutral to the grid for the 10 scheduled 49ers home games each season, to the recent unveiling of the 6,000-sqaure-foot Faithful Farm – the first-ever for an NFL stadium – which will yield more than 7,500 pounds of fresh vegetables annually, Levi’s® Stadium has ushered in a new generation of stadium design, leveraging technology and sustainability to ensure a better experience for its guests and the community at-large.
In just under three years of operations, Levi’s Stadium, under the management of the 49ers, has received multiple sustainability awards for its use of reclaimed wood and other recycled materials, for its use of recycled water, and for implementing sustainability into its supply chain method. Just this past October, the venue received its LEED Gold Certification for Operations and Maintenance of an Existing Building on the same day the 49ers were recognized by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy for its commitment to fighting climate change.
Fans looking to register their vote on behalf of Levi’s Stadium and the 49ers can vote via the SurveyMonkey link below to have a say in who wins this year’s awards.
The winners will be announced during the TheStadiumBusiness Awards 2017 ceremony June 22nd in Dublin, Ireland.
For a look at TheStadiumBusiness Awards contenders in each category in which Levi’s Stadium is a finalist, see below:
EVENT OF THE YEAR AWARD
- A-League Grand Final (National Football Federation) at Adelaide Oval, Australia
- Bellew v Makabu WBC World Title Fight at Goodison Park (Everton FC), UK
- Copa America Centenario USA 2016 at Levi’s Stadium, USA
- Harlequins’ Big Game at Twickenham Stadium, UK
- Sydney 7s at Allianz Stadium, Australia
NFL Monday Night Football (Raiders v Texans) at Estadio Azteca, Mexico
- CSR & Community Programme at Sonera Stadium, Finland
- CSR Management and Reporting (GRI) at Volkswagen Arena (VfL Wolfsburg), Germany
- Environmental Responsibility at the MCG (Melbourne Cricket Club), Australia
- Reds Going Green programme at Anfield (Liverpool FC), UK
- Sustainability and Community-Driven Venue Management at Avaya Stadium (San Jose Earthquakes), USA
- Sustainable Stadium for Sustainable Citizens at Levi’s Stadium (San Francisco 49ers), USA