-- Award recognizes the best in global live stadium entertainment
ELLENTON, Florida, June 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2014 Monster Jam® tour stop at ANZ Stadium in Sydney, Australia has won the 'Best Guest Event of the Year' award at the 2015 The Stadium Business Awards. The award was in recognition of the best non-sports guest event, concert or one-off spectacle held at a major sports venue in the past 12 months. The award ceremony took place as part of The Stadium Business Summit held in Barcelona, Spain on June 10.
The award, voted on by industry peers, marks the first major international award for Monster Jam and is another indicator of the brand's rapid growth on the global live entertainment stage. Other nominees in this category include the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Awards at the SSE Hydro (Scotland), 2014 FIFA World Cup™ Opening Ceremony at Arena de Sao Paulo (Brazil), Winter Party Festival at the Montreal Olympic Stadium (Canada), One Direction at Allianz Stadium (Australia) and the 2014 Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony at Celtic Park (Scotland).
Nearly 50,000 fans attended the October 18 Monster Jam show in Sydney, and nearly 150,000 fans in total attended one of the four cities (Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide and Sydney) on the 2014 Monster Jam Australian Tour.
"To win this prestigious industry award is an affirmation of all the hard work and dedication that goes into presenting Monster Jam, not just in Sydney, but around the world," said Magnus Danielsson, International Vice President of Feld Motor Sports "This was a great team effort, and I want to thank and congratulate the team at ANZ Stadium for being such valuable partners and the first in Australia to see the potential. I especially want to congratulate the Australian Feld Entertainment team for their hard work and dedication, as well as our fantastic Show Operations team for putting on one of the best International shows ever. More on the 2015 Australia tour to come soon!"
ANZ Stadium Managing Director, Daryl Kerry, congratulated Feld Entertainment on its International Stadium Business Award and said his venue was proud that the Sydney performance of Monster Jam had been judged the Guest Event of the Year. "It is no mean feat to bring a show of the magnitude of Monster Jam to the other side of the world and roll it out with such precision, but the 2014 performance of Monster Jam in Sydney had a real wow factor about it and has everyone in Australia counting down the days to this year's Monster Jam at ANZ Stadium," Mr. Kerry said.
To-date, Monster Jam has visited 44 cities in 21 countries outside the United States with announcements on new engagements expected soon. In June, Monster Jam is visiting Valencia, Spain (June 6), Madrid, Spain (June 13), Barcelona, Spain (June 20) and Brussels, Belgium (June 28). In addition, the first Monster Jam engagement in Asia-Pacific will take place June 19-22 in Manila, Philippines.
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About Feld Motor Sports®
Feld Motor Sports, Inc. is the world leader in specialized arena and stadium-based motor sports entertainment. Feld Motor Sports productions include Monster Jam®, Monster Energy Supercross, AMSOIL Arenacross and Nuclear Cowboyz®. Feld Motor Sports is a division of Feld Entertainment, the world's largest producer of live family entertainment. Official Monster Truck Series only at Monster Jam. For more information on Feld Entertainment, visit www.feldentertainment.com.
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