Centerplate Swings for the Fences with New Tampa Bay Rays Menu

Mar 28, 2013, 12:14 ET from Centerplate

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., March 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A brand new season and Centerplate, the largest event hospitality partner to North America's premier sports stadiums, convention centers and entertainment venues, is announcing a new menu lineup for the Tampa Bay Rays' 2013 Season at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida.

"We are proud to offer our unique menu items for the Tampa Bay Rays and to serve their fans throughout the season," said John Cirelli, Centerplate's General Manager at Tropicana Field. "We look forward to serving these great fans and are eager to unveil our engaging new concepts tailored specifically for this season."

Menu Highlights
Rays fans will be about to choose from several new and re-imagined signature items this season. General fare stand items include:

Carved Turkey- Freshly carved made-to-order sandwiches

Frybread-  fried dough topped with fresh fruit

Italian Hotdog- fan's choice of a hot dog or sausage served on pizza bread and topped with peppers, onions and deep fried potatoes

Rays Souvenir Helmet Nachos- Nacho chips smothered with cheese, guacamole, shredded chicken, tomatoes, onions, sour cream, salsa, refried beans, black olives, and jalapenos all served in a souvenir baseball helmet

Buffalo Chicken Sandwich- Breaded chicken breast deep-fried and tossed in buffalo wing sauce. Served on a bun with lettuce and bleu cheese dressing

Centerplate is introducing a new program called Chef Naturals. This new program features seven tasty dishes, some sports classics, and some soon-to-be favorites, all featuring naturally sourced ingredients including: wild white shrimp served with a spicy cocktail sauce and lemon and lime wedges, all natural frankfurters with caraway seed Riesling sauerkraut, tomato fondue, and natural potato rolls and Flourless Chocolate Cake with chipotle-spiked natural Mexican cocoa ganache and fresh strawberries, among others.

The popular Everglades BBQ Smokehouse Restaurant in Centerfield is also getting some new additions, including a Smoked Half Chicken and Ribs smoked fresh on-site combo plate and a nut pie sundae.

As one of the most affordable ballparks in the country, Centerplate and the Tampa Bay Rays will be offering several items at $5 each. Centerplate and the Tampa Bay Rays have also added new merchandise items for sale including plush DJ Kitty toys, a 'Pin of the Month' and a newly themed cowbell series.

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

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