Saints receive two nominations at Football Business Awards

Friday 8th September

The Football Business Awards has announced the 2017 finalists and St. Johnstone have been nominated in two categories, Best Football Club Hospitality and Best Club Marketing Initiative (Non-English Premier League).

This is the second year in a row Saints have been nominated in the Best Football Club Hospitality shortlist, and the nomination for Best Club Marketing Initiative comes on the back of the club's success in attracting more supporters to the SSE Ormond Family Stand in recent months.

St. Johnstone General Manager, Dave Ryan, said: "We're thrilled to once again be nominated at The Football Business Awards. It once again proves that McDiarmid Park offers one of the finest matchday hospitality experiences in the UK, and that we're doing everything we can to engage the local community in coming to home matches."

Over 25 teams from across the divisions are shortlisted including; Premier League Champions, Chelsea FC; newly promoted Brighton & Hove Albion, Manchester City, Liverpool, Everton, Arsenal and FC Barcelona.

As always, the awards recognise both the business units within football clubs responsible for commercial success and off pitch activity alongside those professional services and businesses dedicated to supporting clubs and the game itself.

Simon Burton, Founder of the Football Business Awards, said: “We’re delighted to announce the finalists for this year’s Awards. We’ve been celebrating the business of football and the businesses that surround football for the last six years and this year’s line-up is a testimony to the calibre and importance of football business. We can’t wait to see who the winners are at Awards Ceremony.”

The awards night takes place on Wednesday 20th September at London Sporting Club.