Stadium Experience has announced that Bristol City and Bristol Bears are up for the Visiting Rugby Directors Award and Best Retail Catering Award at this year’s awards, which will take place at St. Mary’s Stadium, home to Southampton FC on Thursday 8th June 2023.

The Best Retail Catering Award recognises the best retail catering teams at stadia across the UK. This team will demonstrate commercial growth, high quality food offerings or proactive sustainability improvements.

The Visiting Directors Award categories are voted for by Directors at each club. They are asked to nominate the club where they had the best away experience when travelling with their team. They are specifically asked to consider the welcome, service and catering when casting their votes.

This year will be the 16th annual awards event organized by 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.

There will be a total of 14 different award categories presented on the evening.

Stadium Experience Chair Person, Collette Salmon, said: “Stadium teams work tirelessly, striving to bring excellence in their venues for both matchday hospitality and non-matchday events.

“These awards aim to recognise and celebrate all of this hard work and commitment. Congratulations and best of luck to all of this year’s award nominees – we look forward to announcing the results at Southampton FC on June 8th.”