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Welcome to the LOTTERIEN Sporthilfe Gala

Honoring the Athletes of the Year


We have arrived in Austria's largest event hall with the LOTTERIEN Sporthilfe Gala. For the third time we want to honor our sports heroes and role models with a glittering gala in the vienna city hall.

Before that, the stars of tomorrow will be awarded the Sporthilfe Youth Sports Prize, Austria's most valuable young sports award. After the honors we can dance and network at the legendary gala party, the NIKI Night.

For the 28th time, Sporthilfe is providing an impressive setting with the LOTTERIEN Sporthilfe Gala to honor the best athletes in the country. In keeping with our motto #TogetherUnbeatable, we have once again mastered numerous challenges together and many Austrian medals applauded.
The members of
Sports Media Austria, the Association of Austrian Sports Journalists, are already looking forward to choosing the athletes of the year in autumn.

Data & Facts






Thursday, October 3rd

Entrance: 5:00 p.m

Vienna City Hall

Roland-Rainer-Platz 1, 1150 Vienna

approx. 1,300 high-ranking guests and around 180 accredited media representatives

149,825,618 total reach print, TV & online

(Pressrelations media analysis Sporthilfe 2023)

17:00 o'clock | Red Carpet presented by SanLucar with Schlumberger champagne reception

6:30 p.m | Gala dinner

19:30 o'clock | Youth Sports Award

8:15 p.m | LOTTERIEN Sporthilfe-Gala (LIVE on ORF 1)


entry starting at 9:30 p.m


The following categories are awarded the NIKI

  • Female athlete of the year

  • Athlete of the year with disabilities

  • Sportsman of the year

  • Athlete of the year with disabilities

  • Special Olympics female athlete of the year

  • Special Olympics athlete of the year

  • Team of the year

  • Trainer of the year

  • Rising star of the year

  • Athlete with heart

  • Sports moment of the year

  • Special award

  • Youth sports award

Location & Directions


Vienna City Hall

Roland Rainer Platz 1

1150 Vienna

The Vienna city hall is in a central location (5 minutes from BahnhofCity Wien West, 15 minutes from Vienna city center) and is well connected to the public transport network.

You can use the following means of transport:

  • U6 Burggasse-Stadthalle / Urban-Loritz-Platz exit

  • U3 Schweglerstrasse / Märzstrasse exit

  • Tram line 6, Burggasse-Stadthalle station

  • Tram line 9, Urban-Loritz-Platz station

  • Tram line 18, Burggasse-Stadthalle station

  • Tram line 49, Urban-Loritz-Platz station

  • Bus 48A, Moeringgasse or Koppstraße/Thaliastraße station

In the immediate vicinity of the Wiener Stadthalle is the Märzparkgarage with an event rate of €10 from 2 hours before the start of the show until 2:00 a.m. the following day. 24 hour tickets can also be purchased for €21.

Cooperation opportunities

Category presenting partnership


Become a supporting PRESENTING PARTNER in a category:

  • Mention of your company by the moderators in the off-air program

  • Spot in the advertising break before the start of the stage program

  • Central placement of the logo on the red carpet press wall

  • Logo integration in the logo loop on all screens

  • Logo placement on all types of printing

  • Your company will be a presenting partner with the logo during the ORF 1 LIVE broadcast at PRIME-TIME  and remains displayed during the award ceremony.

  • The package includes 4 tickets in the GOLD area.

  • Possibility to purchase additional tickets at special conditions.

  • Media presence: TV, print, online, social media

  • Advertising value up to EUR 900,000 per category

Support contribution: EUR 40,000 (plus VAT)

Competence partnership


Take advantage of the stage of Austria's largest sports charity event and become a program or competence partner of the LOTTERIEN Sporthilfe Gala.

The following program points and areas can be supported by your company:

  • Presenting partnership of the NIKI Night

  • Tombola partnership

  • Partner of the check-in area

  • Gala presenting partnership (already taken over by Generali)

  • Red Carpet Presenting Partnership (already taken over by SanLucar)


  • Promotion stand/branding at the NIKI Night or on the Red Carpet including TV presence

  • Actionism as part of the LOTTERIEN Sporthilfe Gala with athletes

  • Advertising on video walls, screens

  • Addition of high-quality giveaways in approx. 1,300 bags


Your contact for collaborations

Mag. Matthias Berlisg
Head of Marketing and Partnerships
M +43 676 774 53 08

Your support will entirely benefit the promotion of young Austrian athletes with and without disabilities - our future Olympic and Paralympic winners!


Our partners

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Accreditation for media representatives

Contact to apply for media accreditation for the LOTTERIEN Sporthilfe Gala 2024.

Information for guests

Dress code

Black tie. We ask for elegant evening wear or gala uniform. The lady is wearing a floor-length evening dress, the gentleman is dressed appropriately in a tuxedo (desired) or a dark suit with a bow tie or tie.  The LOTTERIEN Sporthilfe Gala is a tribute to the dedication, ambition and perseverance that our athletes embody. Please honor these achievements by adhering to the dress code.


Your registration serves as confirmation to us that you are permitted to accept an invitation in accordance with the compliance regulations that apply to you.


Check in
An invitation is a sign of personal appreciation and therefore not transferable. Please take the printed ticket with you or simply show the ticket on your mobile phone upon entry. Due to the ORF 1 live broadcast, we ask you to arrive on time.


Overnight stay
We are very excited to bring you this this year Boutique Hotel Stadthalle to be recommended as an official gala hotel. The boutique hotel is not only a few minutes' walk from the town hall, it is also the first city hotel with a zero-energy balance and the first SDG hotel in the world. In order to make the future livable, sustainable and, above all, green, concrete implementation must take place, which is why the goals for sustainable development, the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), are lived and communicated in the boutique hotel Stadthalle.

With the booking code “Sporthilfe” you get 15% off the Flex Rate. You will be taken to the booking platform HERE...

The quota is limited. 


Gala menu
If requested, our catering team will have vegetarian and vegan dishes ready for you. Please inform us in advance at, if you want your gala menu to be vegetarian and vegan. Our catering team is of course available to answer your questions and suggestions at any time.

ORF 1 live broadcast
We would like to point out that the LOTTERIEN Sporthilfe gala will be broadcast LIVE on ORF 1 from 8:15 p.m. By accepting your invitation, you agree that recordings may be broadcast, performed or played publicly or recorded for television. 

You also acknowledge that photographs and video materials in which you are depicted may be used for press reporting and published in various (social) media, publications and on the websites of Austrian Sport Aid and its partners.


Austrian Sports Aid will fully implement all safety measures legally prescribed at the time of the event and necessary for the health of visitors. In order to be able to offer you a safe LOTTERIES Sporthilfe gala, we ask, in the interest of all of us, that you comply with the applicable Corona measures.

Your contact person for guests

MMag. Barbara Leitner
Management assistance
+43 664 433 91 01

Your support will entirely benefit the promotion of young Austrian athletes with and without disabilities - our future Olympic and Paralympic winners!

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