On April 12, 2022, the organizing committee of the Sport Business Awards presented the shortlist, which included 144 contenders for the professional award in the field of sports business in 24 categories. In total, a record number of applications for participation in the SBA was received - 698.
The Metropolis company was shortlisted in the "Design Bureau of the Year" nomination, where it submitted the Volna surf park project.
This is the only indoor surf park in the world with a professional wave generator for 24/7 year-round surfing. The pool, the size of 5 football fields, will have two-meter waves, an equipped beach, a spa complex, crossfit, playgrounds and other facilities. The Metropolis company acts as the general designer in this project.
The Sport Business Awards are organized by the media holding "SBC. Sport Business Consulting" with the support of the Ministry of Sports of the Russian Federation. This is the fifth time the SBA brings together sports business professionals in the fields of construction, management, technology and innovation. The award will go to the best projects, sports facilities and managers of 2021.
The winners of the competition will be determined by an independent jury, which included more than 100 recognized industry experts. Voting will take place from 13 to 15 April. The finalists will present their projects to the jury online.
The announcement of the winners and the award ceremony will take place on April 21 at Yota Arena. The main prize of the Sport Business Awards is its own Golden Globe.
This year there is high competition in the category "Design Bureau of the Year", about 20 projects from different cities of the country were submitted. The shortlist includes 7 of the strongest entries, which makes this nomination one of the largest and most competitive this year.
The short list of the category "Design Bureau of the Year" is as follows:
- Alliance Telecommunications
- ARENA design institute
We wish good luck to all the participants of the award and look forward to the announcement of the results!