EVERYONE at the Emirates Old Trafford was left feeling bowled over after the home of Lancashire Cricket Club received a top prize.

Representatives from LCCC were last night presented with the Project of the Year award at TheStadiumBusiness Awards 2014.

Emirates Old Trafford’s Project of the Year award was received for the renovation of the Pavilion.

A spokesman for the judging panel said: “The project represents an excellent example of the expansion and development of a major international sporting facility whilst preserving the character and appearance of a historic building”.

Now in their fifth year, The Stadium Business Awards recognise leadership, innovation and achievement in the delivery, operation and management of sports facilities around the world LCCC chief executive Daniel Gidney said: “To be presented with the Project of the Year award in competition with such esteemed venues globally also vying for the award is a truly proud moment. The stadium has been transformed over the last four years and we are now seeing the benefits, not only in the increase in demand but also the increase in recognition within the sector”.

He added: “We have recently received awards locally, Marketing Manchester’s business tourism award and nationally, VisitEngland’s Gold award for Excellence in Tourism. To be the recipient of an award in the International market is making a statement that Emirates Old Trafford is now firmly established as an internationally recognised sports and business venue of world repute".

The 2014 awards ceremony held at the RAF Museum in London and attended by more than 300 key industry executives.

Subs Submitted pic in SUM News Lee Morgan Lancashire’s finance director and secretary, Daniel Gidney CEO, James Royle cre-8ltd, building/project management company that worked on the ground’s redevelopment and Geoff Durbin, LCCC commercial director.