STAMFORD, Conn., Feb. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Centerplate, America's leading event hospitality partner to the country's top stadiums, entertainment venues and convention centers, is proud to announce a series of prestigious national awards for its stadium hospitality and partner venues. This national recognition further cements Centerplate's standing as the national leader in world-class event hospitality.
Centerplate partners with the Indianapolis Colts and Lucas Oil Stadium and has been named the "Best Stadium Experience" by Stadium Journey Magazine. Making the honor even more noteworthy, this is the second year in a row that Lucas Oil Stadium has won top honors in "Best Stadium Experience".
Centerplate's success was equally as impressive among its partner college stadiums. Centerplate partner, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, were ranked number one for College Stadiums, and Centerplate partner, the University of Alabama, was ranked number two. The national rankings take into account the food & beverage at the stadium, overall atmosphere, the surrounding neighborhood, the fans, access outside and inside the stadium, return on investment, and allows room for "bonus points" for unique features.
Additionally, The Daily Meal, a leading digital food publication, has also honored Centerplate after a lengthy national review of stadium food and beverage. The Daily Meal selected a Centerplate venue, the Mercedes Benz Superdome as number two in the country for their feature: "15 Best Stadiums for Food," making it the number one NFL stadium. With dishes that span from alligator sausage and fresh Gulf shrimp to Cajun gumbo and Ponchatoula strawberries, Centerplate is proud to offer fans its Louisiana-inspired menu on game-day.
Centerplate's third national honor is also for AT&T Park, which recently won the Major League Baseball "Green Glove" award for an incredible fifth year in a row. The MLB Green Glove Award recognizes the MLB Club with the highest recycling rate, determined by the Sustainable Operations Committee of MLB Stadium Operations Directors. Along with the Green Glove Award, recognition is given to the top teams in each League and Centerplate is leading the way with the top spot in both Leagues with the San Francisco Giants and Seattle Mariners.
2012 has proven to be a banner year for Centerplate. In the span of 12 months, the company has excelled as hospitality host for nearly every major sports championship in the United States: the 2012 BCS National Championship Game, 2012 Super Bowl, 2012 NCAA Final Four, 2012 National Hockey League Stanley Cup Championships, and 2012 Major League Baseball World Series. New business wins including the Ernest N. Morial New Orleans Convention Center, San Francisco 49ers new Santa Clara Stadium, and the University of Notre Dame.
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 30 official U.S. Presidential Inaugural Balls, 13 Super Bowls, 21 World Series, the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, and the largest plated dinner in history at the Alpha Kappa Alpha Centennial Celebration. In 2011, the company was named the fastest growing restaurant/ hospitality group in the country by Nation's Restaurant News. Visit the company online at www.centerplate.com