Amex scoops Best New Venue Award at SBS Awards

At the recent Stadium Business Summit Conference and Awards in Turin the American Express Community Stadium won the Best New Venue Award.

The Award is presented to a stadium, arena or major sports venue that opened to great success in the past year. The stadium opened in July 2011 to great acclaim and has picked up a collection of awards since.

The Amex was up against stiff competition from across the world including: The Amway Centre, Orlando Florida, Livestrong Sporting Park, Kansas City, Mercedes Benz Arena, Shanghai, Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin. Marry Perry, Chief Executive of Brighton & Hove Albion FC collected the award on behalf of not only the Club but all the fans and people that collectively made the stadium happen.

The stadium is currently undergoing work to increase the capacity from its existing 22,500 to 30,000 to cope with demand for season tickets.

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