SEATTLE, April 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Centerplate is proud to announce that their own Steve Dominguez has been named one of Sports Business Journal's "rising executives" in the baseball business, the kind of up and coming leader that SBJ says is "helping to shape the next era of baseball business in dynamic and influential ways." Dominguez currently serves as Centerplate's general manager at Safeco Field, home of the Seattle Mariners. And the April 2nd Sports Business Journal report cites Dominguez's incredible track record of driving business growth for the Mariners organization, while also helping lead the renovation of Seattle's famous "Pen" outfield hospitality center.
"We're incredibly proud of Steve and his work delighting fans, developing fan-centric innovations, and driving business growth at Safeco Field," says Chris Verros, Chief Operating Officer of Centerplate. "The Pen at Safeco Field has been named one of the best places to eat in all of Seattle, and I think that track record of success, and this award, speak to the amazing job being done by Steve and the entire Centerplate team at Safeco Field."
Top among the Sports Business Journal kudos for Steve Dominguez is a 13 percent increase in per capita spending at Safeco field, achieved under Dominguez's leadership. Prior to Safeco Field, Dominguez worked on developing and executing the 2010 All-Star Game renovations and concessions upgrades at Angel Stadium.
"I'm thrilled to see Centerplate recognized for our industry leadership and innovative approach to event hospitality," says Dominguez. "It's incredible to be part of an organization like Centerplate that shares my commitment to always improving the fan experience and driving business results for our clients."
Centerplate crafts and delivers "Craveable Experiences. Raveable Results." in over 250 prominent entertainment, sports and convention venues across North America – annually serving over 100 million guests. Centerplate has provided event hospitality services to 15 official U.S. Presidential Inaugural Balls, 13 Super Bowls, 20 World Series, the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, and the largest plated dinner in history at the Alpha Kappa Alpha Centennial Celebration. The company was recently named the fastest growing hospitality group in the country by Nation's Restaurant News. Visit the company online at www.centerplate.com.