Univ. Of Colorado, Levy Restaurants Ink 10-Year Deal For Concessions, Catering
The Univ. of Colorado "has agreed to a 10-year contract with Levy Restaurants to provide catering and concessions at Folsom Field and the Coors Events Center on game days and for all non-game-day events," according to Kyle Ringo of the Boulder DAILY CAMERA. The deal includes an additional five-year option, and "replaces a partnership with Centerplate, which had provided the same services at Folsom Field since the east side expansion" of the stadium in '03. Levy also is "partnering with CU to design improved concession areas" at Folsom Field as part of the athletic department's $143M renovation and construction project. AD Rick George "hopes to begin the project later this spring, possibly as soon as a ground breaking on April 12, the day of the spring football game, with a target for completing" in August '15. Levy will "add similar hospitality services in the new end zone club George and his team have planned for the north end zone and the new terrace area in the northeast corner of the stadium." CU Associate AD & SID Dave Plati said that plans for the end zone club "include making alcohol available in that area of the stadium." The only parts of the stadium "where football fans can purchase alcohol now are the suites and club seats on the east side and the Flatirons Club on the west side." There are no plans "at this time to make beer or other alcohol available throughout Folsom Field" (Boulder DAILY CAMERA, 3/12).