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22 April 2016

Club nominated in Stadium Events and Hospitality Awards 2016.

We are pleased to announce that Wigan Athletic has been nominated for four awards in the Stadium Events & Hospitality Awards 2016.

Our matchday hospitality operations have been nominated for; Best Sales or Marketing Initiative, Directors Choice, Matchday Hospitality - Small Stadium and Overall Matchday Hospitality awards, and here's why:

NEW for 2016 - Best Sales or Marketing Initiative Award – Sponsored by Stadia Connect
This award category aims to recognise the very best sales and marketing ideas created and introduced within any stadium team.  Judges are specifically looking for brave new ideas which have led to increased support for stadium activities.

Directors Choice Award – Sponsored by Verteda
The Directors Choice Award category is 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.

Matchday Hospitality Award – Sponsored by Salon Culinaire
Reported by professional Salon Culinaire chef judges who experience hospitality at UK clubs this season using strict criteria.  This is divided by size of hospitality offering with an award for:

Overall Matchday Hospitality Award – Sponsored by Salon Culinaire
This award pitches all sized clubs against all, to announce the overall winning UK stadium.

The awards, sponsored by Heineken, will take place at the Ricoh Arena, home to Premiership Rugby Club Wasps and Coventry City Football Club on Thursday 2nd June 2016.  Around 350 guests will experience a fine dining four course menu, awards ceremony, followed by DJ and Las Vegas themed after party onsite at the Grosvenor Casino Coventry until 4am.

On receiving the news of the club's recognition, Head of Commercial Ian Laithwaite said:

"Our hospitality and events team have worked incredibly hard this season to provide an excellent and enjoyable service to supporters, corporate clients and club partners here at the DW Stadium, offering a comfortable environment off the pitch to watch some outstanding progress made by the management team on the pitch.

"We are delighted to have been nominated for four different awards for our efforts this season, and we will only strive to maintain and improve everything we have on offer."

More information on the awards, and tickets for the event are available online at - Stadium Experience is also keen to explore opportunities with potential sponsors who would like to get involved.

NEW! Our 2016-17 seasonal hospitality packages are now available, with superb dining, unrivalled entertainment and great seats, starting from less than £20 per match!

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