18 Apr, 2012, 04:36 ET
GREEN BAY, Wis. and BUFFALO, N.Y., April 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Green Bay Packers announced today that Delaware North Companies Sportservice has been selected as the new exclusive provider of food and beverage services at Lambeau Field.
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Sportservice will pair its legendary service and passion for food with the tradition of outstanding service for the Packers' passionate fan base. Sportservice will manage all general concessions, premium dining and catering operations at the storied stadium, a crown jewel of the National Football League.
"We are excited to begin our new partnership with Delaware North Companies Sportservice," said Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy. "Much like the Green Bay Packers, they have a distinguished history of success, and we are looking forward to the quality of food and beverage experience and service they will provide for our fans."
"There are many impressive stadiums around the country but none with the history, the emotion and the stature of Lambeau Field," said Rick Abramson, President of Sportservice. "From humble beginnings to success on the global stage, the Green Bay Packers and Sportservice are ideal partners. We know how to take the best of the past and improve upon the traditions.
"The gameday experience at Lambeau is simply unrivaled, and we are so pleased that we will be able to enhance the fan experience with world-class customer service, unmatched hospitality, food and culinary offerings and exciting new products, including some of the local favorites. These are two historic organizations with a shared vision to make the gameday experience the best in all of football."
The company will collaborate with the Packers to bring exciting enhancements to Packers fans. Among them will be new and innovative dining options in concessions and premium areas, enhanced service through Delaware North's proprietary GuestPath customer service program and added local Green Bay flair, Wisconsin flavor and iconic signature items throughout Lambeau Field. New destination food and beverage locations for the south end zone expansion, which is adding 6,700 seats to Lambeau Field for the 2013 season, also will be created.
About Delaware North Companies Sportservice
Delaware North Companies Sportservice is one of the world's leading food, beverage and retail management companies. Sportservice provides concessions, gourmet catering and fine dining operations at more than 50 professional sporting venues, entertainment complexes and convention centers across the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. Sportservice is the provider of choice for an impressive client roster including the World Series, the National Hockey League and Major League Baseball's All-Star games, Stanley Cup Championships and the Olympic Games.
For more than 90 years, Sportservice has demonstrated that it knows what it takes to effectively develop, operate and manage multi-faceted kitchens, restaurants, suites, fine dining and retail facilities in order to meet the changing demands of today's fans. From introducing new healthy, organic food selections and creative cuisine for twists on the traditional fare, Sportservice continues to innovate and enhance the fan experience.
Among its longtime clients are the Milwaukee Brewers and the St. Louis Cardinals. In the NFL, the company also operates food and beverage services for the New York Jets and New York Giants at MetLife Stadium, the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field, and for the Cleveland Browns, Buffalo Bills, Carolina Panthers and St. Louis Rams.
About Delaware North Companies
Delaware North Companies is one of the largest and most admired privately held hospitality companies in the world. Founded and owned by the Jacobs family for nearly 100 years, it is a global leader in hospitality and food service. Its family of companies includes Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts, Delaware North Companies Gaming & Entertainment, Delaware North Companies Travel Hospitality Services, Delaware North Companies Sportservice, Delaware North Companies International and Delaware North Companies Boston, owner of TD Garden. Delaware North Companies has revenue exceeding $2.6 billion annually and 55,000 associates serving half a billion customers in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand. For more information, visit www.DelawareNorth.com.
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