The Los Angeles Kings tonight were named the “Sports Team of the Year” during the eighth annual Sports Business Awards event in New York City.
This is the first time the Kings have won the award. Kings President of Business Operations Luc Robitaille accepted the award on behalf of the organization at the New York Marriott Marquis at Times Square.
Other finalists for the award were: LA Galaxy, Charlotte Hornets, Seattle Seahawks, St. Louis Cardinals and Team Penske.
SportsBusiness Journal/Daily established the Sports Business Awards to recognize excellence, innovation and outstanding achievements in the business of sports. Nominations were earned for accomplishments during the period from March 1, 2014, to Feb. 28, 2015.
In addition to the Kings and Galaxy, both AEG Sports properties, STAPLES Center (Sports Facility of the Year) and AEG Global Partnerships (Best in Property Consulting, Sales and Client Services) were also nominated for awards.