Centerplate Signs 10-Year Extension At Miami's Hard Rock Stadium
Centerplate and the Dolphins have signed a new 10-year extension for the food and beverage contract at Hard Rock Stadium. Centerplate has handled food and beverage work at the stadium since '01. The new deal extends that through '31. The Dolphins own the 65,000-seat seat stadium, which also hosts Univ. of Miami football, the Capital One Orange Bowl and Super Bowl LIV in '20. Dolphins President, CEO & Vice Chair Tom Garfinkel, who holds the same titles for Hard Rock Stadium, said, “Centerplate has been the kind of partner you hope to have: responsive, innovative and operationally excellent. They listen and collaborate while also bringing creative ideas on how we can continually improve the guest experience together.” Centerplate serves more than 50 craft beers at the stadium and has put an increased emphasis on local cuisine. “Our partnership with Hard Rock Stadium has been one of our most successful because they have ownership and a management team that truly focuses on, invests in and innovates the guest experience,” said Centerplate President & CEO Chris Verros. Hard Rock Stadium also hosts international soccer games and concerts. It will be the new home to the Miami Open tennis tournament beginning in '19.