26 April 2017

Stadium Management South Africa (SMSA) is proud to announce that the 2016 Carling Black Label Champion (CBL) Cup competition held at FNB Stadium has been nominated in the 2017 Fan Experience of the Year award at the 2017 Stadium Business Awards with the function taking place in Dublin, Ireland, on 22 June 2017.

Stadium Business Awards recognises leadership, innovation and achievement in the delivery, operation and management of sports facilities globally, with this a top recognition for the biggest sporting showpiece on the southern hemisphere that is played in front of sold-out crowds at FNB Stadium, popularly referred to as the ‘Calabash’.

The pioneering CBL event is an SMSA, Carling Black Label (SA Breweries) and MSport Marketing innovation between South African giants, Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates, which has millions of fans voting for their teams on the day.

Now South Africans have been asked to do the same and place your VOTE in the Fan Experience of the Year – the only category judged by the public.

The voting lines close on Friday, 12 May 2017, at midnight.

To give support to the ‘2016 Carling Black Label Cup, FNB Stadium’ get online and cast your vote on www.stadiummanagement.co.za/sba

Also, two lucky voters will a chance to win VIP tickets for the eagerly-anticipated 2017 CBL edition by tagging a screenshot to @FNBStadium on our Twitter platforms, where your name will go in to a draw, which will be conducted prior to the fixture. Check out our media platforms for when announcements will be made.

The voting process is simple, takes less than a minute and with no restrictions on voting.


  1. Click on the link: www.stadiummanagement.co.za/sba
  2. Register your details
  3. Tick the first name among the nominees (2016 Carling Black Label Cup, FNB Stadium)
  4. Press the submit your vote button.
  5. Screenshot and send to @FNBStadium