MLS and TEAM Coalition

Major League Soccer joined TEAM Coalition in 2005. Since then, the two organizations have worked together to train thousands of stadium employees in alcohol management and to encourage fans to pledge to be designated drivers.

The vast majority of MLS stadiums offers supporters a designated driver program. Supporters who register to be a designated driver pledge to not drink alcohol, drive their friends and family home safely, and ensure that everyone always buckles up. In return for their pledge, these supporters are entered to win the MLS Responsibility Has Its Rewards (RHIR) sweepstakes.

Track league-wide designated driver pledges and check the standings of Budweiser Good Sport Designated Driver Challenges on the MLS Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk page.

Every year, TEAM Coalition recognizes the clubs, concessionaires, and other game day staffing companies who have shown an outstanding effort in making sure their employees are certified in effective alcohol management. Award winners are listed in the table below:

  • Operations / Teams
  • Concessionaires
  • Designated Drivers

2017 MLS Operations Training Winners

Three categories of awards were given this year. The Prestigious Achievement award recognizes those organizations in which at least 90% of TOTAL STAFF is TEAM certified. The Championship Performance category recognizes those organizations which, in 2016 alone, certified 100% of the operations staff necessary to operate the building for an average event. The Excellent Performer category recognizes those organizations which, in 2016, certified more than 50% of the operations staff necessary to operate the building for an average event.

Prestigious Achievement Awards

New England Revolution
Seattle Sounders FC

Championship Performance

B.C. Pavilion Corp

 

2017 MLS Concessionaire Training Winners

During the 2017 fiscal year, concessionaire companies continued to post strong numbers of TEAM-certified employees. TEAM awards include two categories.

The Championship Performance category is defined by training 500 employees as the primary concessionaire or 250 employees as a premium concessionaire at an MLS stadium.

The Excellent Performer category is defined by training 250 employees as the primary concessionaire or 125 employees as a premium concessionaire at an MLS stadium.

Championship Performance

Aramark – Dick’s Sporting Goods Park
Aramark – TCF Bank Stadium
Delaware North Sportservice – Red Bull Arena

Excellent Performer

Legends – Children’s Mercy Park

Top Three Clubs with Most Fans Pledging to be Designated Drivers

Seattle Sounders FC, 19,232 designated drivers
New England Revolution, 7,587 designated drivers
Atlanta United FC, 4,688 designated drivers

  • Operations / Teams
  • Concessionaires
  • Designated Drivers

2016 MLS Operations Training Winners

Three categories of awards were given this year. The Prestigious Achievement award recognizes those organizations in which at least 90% of TOTAL STAFF is TEAM certified. The Championship Performance category recognizes those organizations which, in 2016 alone, certified 100% of the operations staff necessary to operate the building for an average event. The Excellent Performer category recognizes those organizations which, in 2016, certified more than 50% of the operations staff necessary to operate the building for an average event.

Prestigious Achievement Awards

New England Revolution
Seattle Sounders FC

Championship Performance

B.C. Pavilion Corp

Excellent Performers

CSC at Rio Tinto Stadium
Staff Pro at CenturyLink Field

2016 MLS Concessionaire Training Winners

During the 2016 fiscal year, concessionaire companies continued to post strong numbers of TEAM-certified employees. TEAM awards include two categories.

The Championship Performance category is defined by training 500 employees as the primary concessionaire or 250 employees as a premium concessionaire at an MLS stadium.

The Excellent Performer category is defined by training 250 employees as the primary concessionaire or 125 employees as a premium concessionaire at an MLS stadium.

Championship Performance

Aramark – Dick’s Sporting Goods Park
Delaware North Sportservice – Red Bull Arena

Excellent Performer

Legends – Children’s Mercy Park

Top Three Clubs with Most Fans Pledging to be Designated Drivers

Seattle Sounders FC, 10,955 designated drivers
New England Revolution, 5,491 designated drivers
Real Salt Lake, 3,529 designated drivers

  • Operations / Teams
  • Concessionaires
  • Designated Drivers

2015 MLS Operations Training Winners

Two categories of awards were given this year. The Prestigious Achievement award recognizes those organizations in which at least 90% of TOTAL STAFF is TEAM certified. The Excellent Performer category recognizes those organizations which, in 2015, certified more than 50% of the operations staff necessary to operate the building for an average event.

Prestigious Achievement Awards

New England Revolution
Seattle Sounders FC

Excellent Performers

Staff Pro at CenturyLink Field

2015 MLS Concessionaire Training Winners

During the 2015 fiscal year, concessionaire companies continued to post strong numbers of TEAM-certified employees. TEAM awards include two categories.

The Championship Performance category is defined by training 500 employees as the primary concessionaire or 250 employees as a premium concessionaire at an MLS stadium.

The Excellent Performer category is defined by training 250 employees as the primary concessionaire or 125 employees as a premium concessionaire at an MLS stadium.

Championship Performance

Aramark – Dick’s Sporting Goods Park
Delaware North Sportservice – Red Bull Arena

Excellent Performer

Legends – Children’s Mercy Park

Top Three Clubs with Most Fans Pledging to be Designated Drivers

Seattle Sounders FC, 9,259 designated drivers
New England Revolution, 5,520 designated drivers
Real Salt Lake, 4,907 designated drivers

  • Operations / Teams
  • Concessionaires
  • Designated Drivers

2014 MLS Operations Training Winners

Two categories of awards were given this year. The Prestigious Achievement award recognizes those organizations in which at least 90% of TOTAL STAFF is TEAM certified. The Excellent Performer category recognizes those organizations which, in 2014, certified more than 50% of the operations staff necessary to operate the building for an average event.

Prestigious Achievement Awards

Argus Event Staffing at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park
New England Revolution
Seattle Sounders FC

Excellent Performers

Staff Pro at CenturyLink Field

2014 MLS Concessionaire Training Winners

During the 2014 fiscal year, concessionaire companies continued to post strong numbers of TEAM-certified employees. TEAM awards include two categories.

The Championship Performance category is defined by training 500 employees as the primary concessionaire or 250 employees as a premium concessionaire at an MLS stadium.

The Excellent Performer category is defined by training 250 employees as the primary concessionaire or 125 employees as a premium concessionaire at an MLS stadium.

Championship Performance

Aramark – Dick’s Sporting Goods Park
Delaware North Sportservice – Red Bull Arena

Top Three Clubs with Most Fans Pledging to be Designated Drivers

New England Revolution, 7,587 designated drivers
Seattle Sounders FC, 6,258 designated drivers
Real Salt Lake, 4,373 designated drivers

  • Operations / Teams
  • Concessionaires
  • Designated Drivers

2013 MLS Operations Training Winners

Two categories of awards were given this year. The Prestigious Achievement award recognizes those organizations in which at least 90% of TOTAL STAFF is TEAM certified. The Championship Performance category recognizes those organizations which, in 2013 alone, certified 100% of the operations staff necessary to operate the building for an average event.

Prestigious Achievement Awards

Argus Event Staffing at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park
B.C. Pavilion Corporation
New England Revolution

Championship Performance

Securitas Security Services USA at Red Bull Arena

2013 MLS Concessionaire Training Winners

During the 2013 fiscal year, concessionaire companies continued to post strong numbers of TEAM-certified employees. TEAM awards include two categories.

The Championship Performance category is defined by training 500 employees as the primary concessionaire or 250 employees as a premium concessionaire at an MLS stadium.

The Excellent Performer category is defined by training 250 employees as the primary concessionaire or 125 employees as a premium concessionaire at an MLS stadium.

Championship Performance

ARAMARK – Dick’s Sporting Goods Park
DNC Sportservice – Red Bull Arena

Top Three Clubs with Most Fans Pledging to be Designated Drivers

Seattle Sounders FC, 4,826 designated drivers
Real Salt Lake, 4,056 designated drivers
New England Revolution, 3,387 designated drivers

  • Operations / Teams
  • Concessionaires
  • Designated Drivers

2012 MLS Operations Training Winners

Two categories of awards were given this year. The Championship Performance category recognizes those organizations which, in 2012 alone, certified 100% of the operations staff necessary to operate the building for an average event. The Excellent Performer category recognizes those organizations which, in 2012, certified more than 50% of the operations staff necessary to operate the building for an average event.

Championship Performance

B.C. Pavilion Corp

Excellent Performers

Securitas Security Services USA at Red Bull Arena

2012 MLS Concessionaire Training Winners

During the 2012 fiscal year, concessionaire companies continued to post strong numbers of TEAM-certified employees. TEAM awards include two categories.

The Championship Performance category is defined by training 500 employees as the primary concessionaire or 250 employees as a premium concessionaire at an MLS stadium.

The Excellent Performer category is defined by training 250 employees as the primary concessionaire or 125 employees as a premium concessionaire at an MLS stadium.

Excellent Performers

DNC Sportservice – Red Bull Arena

Top Three Clubs with Most Fans Pledging to be Designated Drivers

Seattle Sounders FC, 4,273 designated drivers
New England Revolution, 3,785 designated drivers
Real Salt Lake, 2,988 designated drivers

  • Operations / Teams
  • Concessionaires
  • Designated Drivers

2011 MLS Operations Training Winners

The Prestigious Achievement award recognizes those organizations in which at least 90% of TOTAL STAFF is TEAM certified.

Prestigious Achievement Awards

New England Revolution
Securitas Security Services USA at Red Bull Arena

2011 MLS Concessionaire Training Winners

During the 2011 fiscal year, concessionaire companies continued to post strong numbers of TEAM-certified employees. TEAM awards include two categories.

The Championship Performance category is defined by training 500 employees as the primary concessionaire or 250 employees as a premium concessionaire at an MLS stadium.

The Excellent Performer category is defined by training 250 employees as the primary concessionaire or 125 employees as a premium concessionaire at an MLS stadium.

Excellent Performers

DNC Sportservice – Red Bull Arena

Top Three Clubs with Most Fans Pledging to be Designated Drivers

Seattle Sounders FC, 3,407 designated drivers
Real Salt Lake, 1,945 designated drivers
New England Revolution, 1,311 designated drivers

  • Operations / Teams
  • Concessionaires
  • Designated Drivers

2010 MLS Operations Training Winners

Three categories of awards were given this year. The Prestigious Achievement award recognizes those organizations in which at least 90% of TOTAL STAFF is TEAM certified. The Championship Performance category recognizes those organizations which, in 2010 alone, certified 100% of the operations staff necessary to operate the building for an average event. The Excellent Performer category recognizes those organizations which, in 2010, certified more than 50% of the operations staff necessary to operate the building for an average event.

Prestigious Achievement Awards

New England Revolution

Excellent Performers

D.C. United

Championship Performance

Securitas Security Services USA at Red Bull Arena

2010 MLS Concessionaire Training Winners

During the 2010 fiscal year, concessionaire companies continued to post strong numbers of TEAM-certified employees. TEAM awards include two categories.

The Championship Performance category is defined by training 500 employees as the primary concessionaire or 250 employees as a premium concessionaire at an MLS stadium.

The Excellent Performer category is defined by training 250 employees as the primary concessionaire or 125 employees as a premium concessionaire at an MLS stadium.

Excellent Performers

DNC Sportservice at Red Bull Arena

Top Three Clubs with Most Fans Pledging to be Designated Drivers

Seattle Sounders FC, 3,407 designated drivers
Real Salt Lake, 1,945 designated drivers
New England Revolution, 1,311 designated drivers

  • Operations / Teams
  • Concessionaires
  • Designated Drivers

2009 MLS Operations Training Winners

Two categories of awards were given this year. The Prestigious Achievement award recognizes those organizations in which at least 90% of TOTAL STAFF is TEAM certified. The Excellent Performer category recognizes those organizations which, in 2009, certified more than 50% of the operations staff necessary to operate the building for an average event.

Prestigious Achievement Awards

New England Revolution

Excellent Performers

Contemporary Services Corporation

2009 MLS Concessionaire Training Winners

During the 2009 fiscal year, concessionaire companies continued to post strong numbers of TEAM-certified employees. TEAM awards include two categories.

The Championship Performance category is defined by training 500 employees as the primary concessionaire or 250 employees as a premium concessionaire at an MLS stadium.

The Excellent Performer category is defined by training 250 employees as the primary concessionaire or 125 employees as a premium concessionaire at an MLS stadium.

Excellent Performers

Aramark – Giants Stadium

Top Three Clubs with Most Fans Pledging to be Designated Drivers

Seattle Sounders FC, 3,407 designated drivers
Real Salt Lake, 1,945 designated drivers
New England Revolution, 1,311 designated drivers

  • Operations / Teams
  • Concessionaires
  • Designated Drivers

2008 MLS Operations Training Winners

Two categories of awards were given this year. The Championship Performance category recognizes those organizations which, in 2008 alone, certified 100% of the operations staff necessary to operate the building for an average event. The Excellent Performer category recognizes those organizations which, in 2008, certified more than 50% of the operations staff necessary to operate the building for an average event.

Championship Performance

New England Revolution

Excellent Performers

Kansas City Wizards

2008 MLS Concessionaire Training Winners

During the 2008 fiscal year, concessionaire companies continued to post strong numbers of TEAM-certified employees. TEAM awards include two categories.

The Championship Performance category is defined by training 500 employees as the primary concessionaire or 250 employees as a premium concessionaire at an MLB ballpark.

The Excellent Performer category is defined by training 250 employees as the primary concessionaire or 125 employees as a premium concessionaire at an MLB ballpark.

Excellent Performers

Aramark – Giants Stadium

Top Three Clubs with Most Fans Pledging to be Designated Drivers

Seattle Sounders FC, 3,407 designated drivers
Real Salt Lake, 1,945 designated drivers
New England Revolution, 1,311 designated drivers

  • Operations / Teams
  • Concessionaires
  • Designated Drivers

2007 MLS Operations Training Winners

The Excellent Performer category recognizes those organizations which, in 2007, certified more than 50% of the operations staff necessary to operate the building for an average event.

Excellent Performers

New England Revolution

2007 MLS Concessionaire Training Winners

During the 2007 fiscal year, concessionaire companies continued to post strong numbers of TEAM-certified employees. TEAM awards include two categories.

The Championship Performance category is defined by training 500 employees as the primary concessionaire or 500 employees as a premium concessionaire at an MLS stadium.

The Excellent Performer category is defined by training 250 employees as the primary concessionaire or 125 employees as a premium concessionaire at an MLS stadium.

Championship Performance

Aramark – RFK Stadium

Excellent Performers

Aramark – Giants Stadium

Top Three Clubs with Most Fans Pledging to be Designated Drivers

Seattle Sounders FC, 3,407 designated drivers
Real Salt Lake, 1,945 designated drivers
New England Revolution, 1,311 designated drivers

  • Operations / Teams
  • Concessionaires
  • Designated Drivers

2006 MLS Operations Training Winners

Two categories of awards were given this year. The Championship Performance category recognizes those organizations which, in 2006 alone, certified 100% of the operations staff necessary to operate the building for an average event. The Excellent Performer category recognizes those organizations which, in 2006, certified more than 50% of the operations staff necessary to operate the building for an average event.

Championship Performance

New England Revolution

Excellent Performers

Colorado Rapids

2006 MLS Concessionaire Training Winners

During the 2006 fiscal year, concessionaire companies continued to post strong numbers of TEAM-certified employees. TEAM awards include two categories.

The Championship Performance category is defined by training 500 employees as the primary concessionaire or 250 employees as a premium concessionaire at an MLB ballpark.

The Excellent Performer category is defined by training 250 employees as the primary concessionaire or 125 employees as a premium concessionaire at an MLB ballpark.

Championship Performance

Aramark – RFK Stadium

Excellent Performers

Aramark – Giants Stadium

Top Three Clubs with Most Fans Pledging to be Designated Drivers

Seattle Sounders FC, 3,407 designated drivers
Real Salt Lake, 1,945 designated drivers
New England Revolution, 1,311 designated drivers

  • Operations / Teams
  • Concessionaires
  • Designated Drivers

2005 MLS Operations Training Winners

The Championship Performance category recognizes those organizations which, in 2005 alone, certified 100% of the operations staff necessary to operate the building for an average event.

Championship Performance

New England Revolution

2006 MLS Concessionaire Training Winners

During the 2006 fiscal year, concessionaire companies continued to post strong numbers of TEAM-certified employees. TEAM awards include two categories.

The Championship Performance category is defined by training 500 employees as the primary concessionaire or 250 employees as a premium concessionaire at an MLB ballpark.

The Excellent Performer category is defined by training 250 employees as the primary concessionaire or 125 employees as a premium concessionaire at an MLB ballpark.

Championship Performance

Aramark – RFK Stadium

Excellent Performers

Aramark – Giants Stadium

Top Three Clubs with Most Fans Pledging to be Designated Drivers

Seattle Sounders FC, 3,407 designated drivers
Real Salt Lake, 1,945 designated drivers
New England Revolution, 1,311 designated drivers

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