Recognizing the best and most accomplished in the business of sports.


Best Venues

The Best Venues Award recognizes the sports venues that have met and exceeded the evolving demands of fans, and set the new industry standard for success.
  • Early EntryFeb 12 - Feb 25
  • Standard EntryFeb 26 - March 24
  • Last ChanceMarch 25 - April 8
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Most Sustainable

This award will measure sustainable initiatives such as limiting energy and water use, implementing recycling programs, LEED Certifications and organization-wide investment in sustainability.
  • Early EntryMarch 25- April 7
  • Standard EntryApril 8- June 2nd
  • Last ChanceJune 3-June 16
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Best College Athletic Departments

This award recognizes the athletic departments that, regardless of school size or resources, is a model to the rest of the collegiate athletic sector for how to innovate.
  • Early EntryMay 27- June 9th
  • Standard EntryJune 10- August 4
  • Last ChanceAugust 5- August 18
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Most Impactful

This award recognizes the organizations and companies that have used the power and platform they possess to make an impact outside of driving revenue and growing their businesses.
  • Early EntryJuly 15-July 28
  • Standard EntryJuly 29- Sept 22
  • Last ChanceSept 23- Oct 06
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Best Employers in Sports

Established in 2019, the Best Employers in Sports Award recognizes organizations across the sports industry that are doing the best for their employees.
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Rising 25

Established in 2017, the Front Office Sports Rising 25 Award has become one of the most competitive and prestigious awards in the business of sports.
Class of 2023


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