SBJ/May 13-19, 2013/In Depth

Concessionaire snapshots

Aramark Sports and Entertainment
Headquarters: Philadelphia
Recent wins: Soldier Field (Chicago); FirstEnergy Stadium (Cleveland, premium only); Prudential Center (Newark, including merchandise); Raymond James Stadium (Tampa, including retail).
Other: 11 MLB, 11 NFL and 12 NBA/NHL accounts; approximately 20 major college sports venues, including Dean E. Smith Center (University of North Carolina) and Bobby Bowden Field at Doak S. Campbell Stadium (Florida State); approximately two dozen minor league venues, including JetBlue Park (Boston Red Sox spring training facility, Fort Myers, Fla.)

Centerplate
Headquarters: Stamford, Conn.
Recent wins: San Francisco 49ers’ new stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., scheduled to open in August 2014; Notre Dame Stadium
Other: Nine NFL, three MLB and three MLS accounts; about 20 major college sports venues, including four SEC football stadiums; approximately 18 minor league venues including Durham (N.C.) Bulls Athletic Park; numerous horse racetracks including Aqueduct and Saratoga.
Note: Centerplate officials completed a management-led buyout of the concessionaire in late 2012 in a partnership with investment firm Olympus Partners. The transaction was valued at $551 million. In April of this year, Centerplate acquired The Lindley Group, a leading U.K. sports caterer that has deals at 300 venues.

Delaware North Cos. Sportservice
Headquarters: Buffalo
Recent wins: CenturyLink Field (Seattle); Lambeau Field (Green Bay); Singapore Sports Hub (scheduled to open next summer); extended contract with Melbourne Sports and Entertainment Precinct, the multisports venue that is home to the Australian Open and other events.
Other: 10 MLB, eight NFL and six NHL deals; owns and operates the Boston Bruins and the team’s arena, TD Garden; holds food service contracts at approximately 10 minor league venues.

Legends Hospitality
Headquarters: New York
Recent wins: FedEx Field (Landover, Md., suites only); FirstEnergy Stadium (Cleveland, merchandise only); Etihad Stadium, Manchester City.
Other: Holds the food service contract at Yankee Stadium, Cowboys Stadium and FC Dallas Stadium; minor league ballparks in Camden, N.J., Lancaster, Pa., York, Pa., Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, Pa., and George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa.

Levy Restaurants
U.S. headquarters: Chicago (owned by U.K.-based Compass Group)
Recent wins: BBVA Compass Stadium (Houston); Rose Garden (Portland); Ohio State sports facilities, Columbus; The Hydro arena, scheduled to open this summer in Glasgow, Scotland.
Other: 23 NBA, seven MLB, five NFL accounts; Speedway Motorsports’ nine racetracks, including Charlotte, Las Vegas and Fort Worth; Billie Jean King National Tennis Center; Churchill Downs; several European venues including Stamford Bridge (Chelsea FC); operates in a handful of college and minor league facilities.

Ovations Food Services
Headquarters: Lutz, Fla.
Recent wins: New BB&T Ballpark scheduled to open next spring as home to the Class AAA Charlotte Knights; XL Center and Rentschler Field (Hartford); and PPL Center, an arena under construction in Allentown, Pa., scheduled to open in Fall 2014.
Other: Holds the food service contract at PPL Park (Chester, Pa.) and operates general concessions at EverBank Field (Jacksonville); about a dozen college sports venues, including Jones AT&T Stadium (Texas Tech); and approximately 30 minor league venues.

Savor
Headquarters: West Conshohocken, Pa.
Recent wins: Pinnacle Bank Arena, Lincoln, Neb., opening in September; First Direct Arena, Leeds, U.K., opening in July.
Other: The division of SMG holds contracts for Chesapeake Energy Arena (Oklahoma City), BOK Center (Tulsa) and Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum (Long Island), more than two dozen minor league sports venues, and a handful of European arenas.

Sodexo
U.S. headquarters: Gaithersburg, Md. (Global headquarters is in the Paris suburb of Issy-les-Moulineaux, France)
Recent wins: Circuit of the Americas, Austin, Texas; Meadowlands (N.J.) Racetrack.
Other: Holds the food service contract at Columbus Crew Stadium in Ohio and Toyota Park near Chicago; more than 100 major college sports venues, including Rose Bowl Stadium, Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium (Arkansas); and 10 minor league venues.

Note: As of May 6, 2013
Source: SportsBusiness Journal research


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