SmartGateway Shortlisted for the Product Innovation Award in TheStadiumBusiness Awards 2024

Xtract One Technologies’ SmartGateway has been shortlisted for the Product Innovation Award in TheStadiumBusiness Awards 2024.

Xtract One CEO, Peter Evans said “We’re delighted to be shortlisted, amongst these other incredibly innovative solutions. Using technology and innovation to move the stadium business forward, and improve not only security but patron experience is our key driver, so being recognised in this way is testament to the work the team is doing.”

Launched in 2010, The StadiumBusiness Awards were the first industry awards for the stadium sector, by the stadium sector. 

Ian Nuttall, Founder, TheStadiumBusiness, said: “Now in its second decade, TheStadiumBusiness Awards continue to recognise leadership, innovation and achievement in the design, delivery and operation of sports and entertainment facilities globally. 

“As our industry restarts and recovers post-pandemic, it’s vital that we look for inspiration and ideas from our colleagues around the world. Sports and entertainment businesses are now re-imagining and re-invigorating their guest experience – embracing technology, service and creativity to deliver ever more magical moments. 

“The world’s venues are the ‘memory factories’ of humanity and it is wonderful to see across all the finalists that our industry is alive with new ideas and new approaches. Venues cannot simply take fans for granted. Instead, we are seeing the industry’s best facilities continue to re-invent their offer and enhance the fan experience, connect more deeply with their communities and tackle their sustainability obligations. 

“For 2024 we have an amazing shortlist of finalists across the categories. Our expert Judging Panel will have its work cut out determining a single winner in each category ahead of our Winners’ Party in Manchester on the 18th June. Meanwhile, our congratulations to all TheStadiumBusiness Awards 2024 finalists for making the cut – they are all winners and champions for our industry.” 

Take a look at who’s in the running this year here. 

Who Attends

The Awards night brings together over 400 industry executives (VIPs, nominees, judges, guests and delegates) from around the world: a veritable Who’s Who of the global sports and entertainment venue sector. Our VIP list has included CEOs, Owners, GMs and Presidents of major sports team, venues and event organisers. 


About Xtract One

Xtract One Technologies is a leading technology-driven threat detection and security solution leveraging AI to provide seamless and secure patron access control experiences. The company makes unobtrusive threat detection systems that enable venue building operators to prioritize and deliver improved patron experiences while providing unprecedented safety. Xtract One’s innovative Gateway product enables companies to covertly screen for weapons at points of entry without disrupting the flow of traffic. Its AI-based software allows venue and building operators to identify weapons and other threats inside and outside of facilities, and receive valuable intelligence for optimizing operations. For more information, visit or connect on LinkedIn, X, and Facebook.

About The Organiser

TheStadiumBusiness Awards are owned and organised by Xperiology, the specialist events, training and advisory agency for the sports and entertainment facilities sector. 

Xperiology also owns and organises many other leading industry events including: TheStadiumBusiness Summit, TheStadiumBusiness Summit Design & Development Summit, TheStadiumBusiness Summit Design & Development Awards, TheTicketingBusiness Forum, TheTicketingBusiness Awards, TheStadiumBusiness Asia, TheTicketingBusiness Asia and the industry’s leading news services: TheStadiumBusiness News and TheTicketingBusiness News. 

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