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Announcing the 2018 Arena Digest Awards!

Arena Digest is proud to announce the 2018 Arena Digest Awards! Nominations for the first annual awards are opening today, as we look for suggestions to honor some of best in the arena industry.

For the first time, Arena Digest is rolling out its own awards, with nominees to be considered in four categories. As we plan the honors, we need your help. We are seeking nominations for the following categories, with the winners to be announced starting in mid-April. The prizes cover a spectrum that includes new arenas, arena renovations, food and beverage service, and team branding.

Arena of the Year What new arena made the biggest impression in its first of operation? Here we are looking for brand-new arenas that have opened within the past year.

Best Renovation What renovations best impacted operations and gave a fresh start to fans and a franchise? Here we are looking at large-scale, coordinated renovations affecting the entire arena.

Best New Concessions Experience What arena made the biggest change to its concessions experience? Did it involve renovations to concession areas, changes to menu offerings, or both?

Best New Logo/Branding What teams overhauled their looks to a positive effect? What team successfully enhanced their image with a new branding?

Our deadline for submissions: April 10

Arena Digest’s coverage includes hockey from the college ranks to the NHL, basketball from college to the NBA and WNBA, and other developments around the arena industry. Our goal is to recognize accomplishments in these areas.

At this point, we want to see your nominations. You don’t need to create a big presentation to nominate yourself, your team or your friend for an award: All we need is an email ( All submissions, of course, will be treated with absolute privacy, so go ahead and push your credentials!

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