Front Office Sports announces first list of best venues

Ten venues are on the list, which was created in collaboration with the Sports Innovation Lab

NEW YORK – Front Office Sports (FOS), the leading cross-platform media and news organization for the business of sports, today released its list of the 10 Best Sports Venues. This list was created in partnership with Sports Innovation Lab to evaluate venues for professional, collegiate or minor league sports.

Venues from across the industry submitted applications and answered questions about their technology, mobile app capabilities, dining options/inclusive diets, transportation offerings, multi-use features and overall venue design. Responses were scored accordingly. Following this competitive process, the venues with the best fan experience were selected.

“In a landscape where innovation and fan experience are paramount, these venues' commitment to their guests through investments in cutting-edge event technology and fan experience has catapulted them into our top ten list,” said Adam White, CEO and founder of Front Office Sports. “Each of the award-winning venues demonstrates their commitment to enhancing the spectator experience and raising the standard for sports venues.”

“Front Office Sports' Best Venues award eliminates subjectivity from ranking the best places to watch a game,” said Josh Walker, CEO and co-founder of Sports Innovation Lab. “This definitive list is based on our proprietary methodology that evaluates and ranks venues based on factors identified by some of the industry's leading experts. As teams look to evolve their game experience to increase attendance, they can look to the venues on this list to satisfy the future fan.”

This year’s winners include:

  • Wells Fargo Center – Philadelphia PA
    • Home of the Sixers (NBA), Flyers (NHL), Villanova (NCAA MBB), Wings (NLL)
  • State Farm Arena – Atlanta, GA
  • TD Garden – Boston, MA
    • Home of the Celtics (NBA) and Bruins (NHL)
  • Churchill Downs Racetrack – Louisville, Kentucky
  • Citi Field – New York, NY
  • Globe Life Field – Arlington, Texas
  • Moody Center – Austin, TX
    • Home of the University of Texas (NCAA MBB & WBB)
  • Prudential Center – Newark NJ
    • Home stadium of the Devils (NHL) and Seton Hall (NCAA MBB)
  • Frost Bank Center – San Antonio, Texas
  • Hard Rock Stadium – Miami, FL
    • Home of the Dolphins (NFL), the University of Miami (NCAA Football), the Formula 1 Miami Grand Prix and the Miami Open presented by Itau

For more information on Front Office Sports’ inaugural list of best venues, visit the website HERE.


About Front Office Sports

Front Office Sports is the leading multi-platform media and news organization covering the business of sports, with an audience that delivers more than 175 million social impressions, 35 million newsletter opens, 10 million video views and two million page views each month. Additionally, with over 15 distribution partners, FOS content appears on screens in more than 50,000 buildings and venues across North America. Front Office Sports was named one of Fast Company's Most Innovative Companies in 2021, Hottest in Sports by AdWeek in 2022, and named to the Inc. 5000 in 2023, a recognition of the fastest-growing private companies in America.

About Sports Innovation Lab

Sports Innovation Lab’s Sports Data Cloud enables brands and sports companies to build more effective sponsorships, improve targeted advertising, and enhance the fan experience. Powered by observational, transactional, and deterministic fan data, Sports Data Cloud is evolving the way organizations use data to understand and engage more of their customers—starting with sports and entertainment. Learn how global brands like the NFL, Nike, NHL, Google, Ally Financial, WNBA, and NASCAR are using Sports Innovation Lab’s data, audiences, and strategic advice to grow their revenue by visiting or following us on LinkedIn, Instagram, and . X.