The live sports and entertainment business has always been competitive, leading to the bar being set higher for all aspects of the experience, from design and construction to content and everything in between. So, too, does the bar get set higher for hospitality and, specifically, food and beverage service. With that comes more attention and priority set specifically in matters of energy use, waste management and food production, with climate change being a critical issue requiring focused priority at a major level. This year’s VenuesNow Excellence In Concessions takes a deeper look at sustainability within the concessions sector, a key to helping solve this pressing issue of our time.


Best Corporate Platform: Sustainability

Best New / Refurbished Space
Draftkings Sportsbook at Wrigley Field

Best New Technology
Walk Thru Bru

Best New Concept
Capitalize: Food
Sacramento Kings / Golden 1 Center

Best Sustainability Offering
Wicked Kitchen

Best New Menu Item
Boomstick Burger / Globe Life Field

Editor’s Choice
Prime Rib Sandwich at PNC Arena