The Cape Town Stadium in Green Point has been selected as a finalist in the prestigious Event of the Year award 2019, which is given to an outstanding stadium each year at the Stadium Business Summit.
The awards were created to recognize achievement, innovation and fresh thinking in the world of stadia and sports-event venue management. It also functions to raise industry standards and encourage greater professionalism, along with increasing awareness of the stadium and sports venue sector.
The local facility is up against other events that are hosted in stadiums in Russia, Spain, England, the United States, and Australia.
Executive Mayor Dan Plato says that the success can be attributed to the hard work of the stadium’s management team and event organizers.
“This recognition is a testament to the great collaboration between the Cape Town Stadium management, the event organizers and all of those involved in putting this showpiece together,” said Plato.
“Having developed a strong track record as the World’s Leading Festival and Event destination, the shortlisting is a testament to Cape Town’s ability to host high-quality events and the expertise in stadium management,” Plato added.
“As the City, we are proud of the Cape Town Stadium management as well as the event organizer for putting together an event that is being recognized by international audiences. HSBC Cape Town Sevens is one of our signature events and we are confident that this year’s upcoming event will be another highlight which hopefully will attract more accolades,” he added.
The 2019 ceremony will take place at Emirates Old Trafford on June 4 in Manchester in the United Kingdom.