Centerplate Powers up for Gen Con Indy

Hospitality Leader Centerplate Plans to Serve Over 30,000 Attendees

Aug 02, 2011, 09:55 ET from Centerplate

INDIANAPOLIS, Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Centerplate, the largest hospitality partner to North America's premier sports stadiums, entertainment venues and convention centers, is serving as hospitality host for Gen Con Indy, the nation's largest annual consumer fantasy, sci-fi and adventure gaming convention, at the Indiana Convention Center August 4 through the 7th. The company expects to serve over 30,000 during the event.

For this special event, Centerplate has created tailored menus for the general attendees and associated private events alike. Over the course of the convention in 2010, Centerplate served over 6,500 sandwiches, 5,500 pizza slices and almost 3,000 hot dogs and bratwursts.

Menu Highlights

For this weekend's Gen Con Indy, Centerplate will be offering several fun new menu items specifically tailored to complement the festive atmosphere of the show:

Stacked Dragon Hearth Sandwich - sliced turkey, sliced red tomato, Parmesan cheese, Caesar dressing on focaccia

Roman Gladiator Sandwich - sliced ham, Genoa salami, capicola, pepperoni, crisp romaine, provolone, Italian dressing on ciabatta

Wizard of Darkness Sandwich - sliced roast beef, Cheddar Cheese, roasted red peppers, horseradish mustard on paesano

Vegan of Fury Sandwich -  roasted mushrooms, eggplant, zucchini, yellow squash, tomato, Provolone, red pepper, hummus and pesto on ciabatta 

"This is such a fun and animated group," said John Stockholm, Centerplate's General Manager responsible for hospitality at the show. "The Gen Con Indy has become an iconic event for Indianapolis over the past seven years and we're ready to deliver an incredible guest experience that celebrates the uniqueness of this show."

About Centerplate

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, 12 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 restaurant/ hospitality group in the country by Nation's Restaurant News. Visit the company online at

About Gen Con

Gen Con, LLC produces the largest consumer hobby, fantasy, sci-fi and adventure game convention in North America. Its operations include Gen Con Indy and licensees for European and Asia Pacific Gen Con shows. It was acquired in 2002 by former CEO and founder of Wizards of the Coast Peter Adkison, who owns the company headquartered in Seattle, Washington. Gen Con is a consumer and trade experience dedicated to gaming culture and community. For more information, visit the website at

SOURCE Centerplate