Lee Zeidman, president of Staples Center, Microsoft Theater and L.A. Live, was last month recognised at TheStadiumBusiness Awards by receiving the Outstanding Achievement Award.

The award recognises an individual that has shown exceptional commitment, service and leadership to the stadium industry over a sustained period.

Here’s what the judges had to say about industry veteran Zeidman (pictured) …

“Lee Zeidman is one of the sports and entertainment sector’s true leaders. The first employee hired for the nascent Staples Center back in 1999, Zeidman has spent the past two decades driving the downtown destination in Los Angeles, delivering great shows and guest experiences, constantly innovating and reinventing the customer offer – and, above all, showing other venue leaders – leading by example – how to be the best in the business.

“Zeidman doesn’t just talk a great talk but he continues to walk a great walk and our global venue business is all the better for it.”

TheStadiumBusiness Awards were held on June 12 at Emirates Old Trafford in Manchester.

Find out more about the 2018 TheStadiumBusiness Award Winners

Images: Staples Center