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May 9, 2017

Golden 1 Center Named Best Elite Sports Facility at Global Awards Ceremony

International Technology and Sports Thought Leaders Joined Forces to Select Winners


Sacramento, Calif. – Golden 1 Center, the most technologically advanced and sustainable arena in the world, continues to break barriers in sports and technology receiving recognition from around the globe. The world-class sports and entertainment venue was honored once again when it received the award for Best Elite Sports Facility or Venue Award at the Sports Technology Awards ceremony in London.

“Golden 1 Center has created a new standard of technology, sustainability, and design recognized around the world,” said Kings owner and chairman Vivek Ranadivé. “We’re thrilled to celebrate our efforts and continue to share our endeavors in redefining the fan experience through technology with our colleagues across sports and beyond.”

In its fourth year, the Sports Technology Awards recognized and celebrated technology-led innovation across sports worldwide. The British initiative attracted entries from over 30 countries in 19 categories, representing around 70 sports and over 100 brands. A field of 32 athletes, technology, sports and communications industry-leaders compromised the judging panel.

“We are immensely proud that the Sports Technology Awards has become the international mark of excellence of the sector,” said Rebecca Hopkins, CEO of the Awards. “We have worked hard to create a judging process that both robust and transparent, meaning that startups can compete with established brands fairly; every short listee is exceptional, and all winners really are the best on the market at this time.”

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About Sports Technology Awards:
The Sports Technology Awards, now in its fourth cycle, is a globally unique celebration of technology-led innovations across sports. Devised by Rebecca Hopkins, who also created the UK’s Sport Industry Awards and owns sports PR agency, ENS Ltd, the Awards has become an international mark of excellence. The Awards attract entries from five continents, over 30 countries, represent more than 50 sports and are judged by a panel of 32 experts, including industry leaders and former and current elite athletes. Overseen by former Olympic Gold Medallist, rower Mark Hunter, the Awards’ ceremony takes place in London and is attended by senior sector figures from sports, worldwide. The Awards’ brand also created the UK’s first sports technology Hackathon, is currently devising an industry ‘Power List’ and is set to announce several new additions to its portfolio imminently. 

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