Brighton & Hove Albion FC Dumps Its Stadium Caterer In Favor Of Rival
Caterer Elior has been "given the boot" at Champions League Brighton & Hove Albion stadium with rival Lindley Venue Catering stepping in as emergency caterers, according to Janie Stamford of CATERER AND HOTELKEEPER. Following complaints from fans, the caterer, operating under its stadia brand Azure, was ousted by the club’s bosses last week. Lindley has been "brought in at short notice" to take over on Saturday, in time for Saturday’s home game against League Championship club Bolton Wanders. Azure said that it was in talks with its lawyers about the possibility of "launching legal action" against the football club. Brighton & Hove Albion CEO Paul Barber said that, despite winning the Best Match Day Catering award at the Football Business Awards last month, Azure "had not met expectations" (CATERER AND HOTELKEEPER, 11/26).