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Centerplate gears up hospitality for college bowl games
STAMFORD, Conn., Dec. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Centerplate, the leading event hospitality partner to sports stadiums, entertainment venues and convention centers across North America and the United Kingdom, is proud to kick off the 2013-2014 College Football Bowl season with a lineup of nine partner bowl games. For Centerplate's award winning team of chefs, operations staff and hospitality experts, it's an honor to bring the joy of the college football bowl season to fans and guests that number into the hundreds of thousands, at premier events including:
"An incredible amount of work and planning goes into our hospitality programs for every Bowl game, but to see a stadium full of happy fans – that makes it all worthwhile," says Chris Verros, Chief Operating Officer for Centerplate. "We know that for many college football teams and their fans, a Bowl Game represents their reward for a season of dedication and hard work, and we want every fan and guest to have an incredible experience that matches the festive occasion."
While Centerplate hosts Bowl Games at partner venues across the country, it maintains a focus on featuring unique local flavors and iconic dishes near and dear to the hosting communities. Thanks to Centerplate's innovative menu design, each and every bowl game a truly distinctive and special experience for fans. From alligator sausage at the Allstate Sugar Bowl in New Orleans, Louisiana, to Fish Tacos at the San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl, to Pressed Cuban Sandwiches at the Discover Orange Bowl in Miami, Florida, Centerplate is proud to partner with local restaurants and purveyors to put their regional products on a national stage.
Throughout the year, Centerplate partners with 10 NFL clubs and 24 collegiate programs. Additionally, Centerplate will be selling collegiate merchandise at the Poinsettia Bowl, Holiday Bowl, Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl, Fight Hunger Bowl and the Orange Bowl. Items will include limited addition apparel, hats and game day memorabilia.
Centerplate "Makes it Better To Be There" for more than 115 million guests each year in over 300 prominent entertainment, sports and convention venues across North America and the United Kingdom. Centerplate has provided event hospitality 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. Recently, the company was named the fastest growing restaurant/hospitality group in the United States by Nation's Restaurant News, and has recently expanded operations in the United Kingdom. Visit the company online at centerplate.com.
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