Leeds Rhinos were given incredible stadium news last night.
The club, operating out of Headingley Stadium, were nominated for the Overall Matchday Hospitality Award at the Stadium Events & Hospitality Awards 2022 last week – and won.
The awards, sponsored by Carlsberg UK, took place at Anfield Stadium last night, home to Liverpool FC on Thursday 26th May 2022.
Around 400 guests from 40+ clubs experienced a fine dining three course menu, awards ceremony, followed by an exclusive onsite after party until the very early hours. 2022 was the 15th annual awards event and marked the 20th Anniversary of Stadium Experience.
The prestigious event aims to recognise the efforts and dedication shown by the catering, conference and events teams at every football and rugby stadium across the UK.
Stadium Experience Chair Person Collette Salmon, commented: “Every year we go all out to showcase that stadia across the UK are at the top of their game when it comes to both hospitality and events. After an extremely challenging two years, this has never been more important. Our member venues are always looking for new and innovative ways to deliver above and beyond customer expectations – Whether on a match day or on a non-match day. Our consortium works hard behind the scenes so the customers have a fantastic experience. This year’s awards evening was a fantastic celebration of all of this hard work, and a key milestone in bringing everyone back together to mark the 15th annual awards event, as well as the 20th Anniversary of Stadium Experience. Huge congratulations to all of this year’s worthy winners.”
Jodie Assitt, Events Manager at Morecambe FC won the Outstanding Contribution Award, she commented: “I would like to thank everyone from our team. 2021 has been a challenging year for every one and it’s great that our input can have such a huge impact on the Covid-19 pandemic. Thank you once again and up the Shrimps!”
Leeds Rhinos Rugby Club won the Matchday Hospitality Award – Small Stadium and the Overall Matchday Hospitality Award. Rachel Fox, Account Manager for Sodexo at Headingley Stadium, said: “The opportunity to bring the team together to experience a fantastic night with like-minded colleagues from UK stadia has been amazing. To achieve an award and recognition on top is just phenomenal. I can’t wait until next year!”