Centerplate and University of Louisville to Launch New Hospitality Promotions for 2013 Season
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Aug. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Centerplate, hospitality partner to top sporting venues, convention centers and cultural attractions across North America and the United Kingdom and proud hospitality partner to the University of Louisville, is set to launch the team’s hospitality offerings and new merchandise at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium for the upcoming football season.
New for 2013, Centerplate has a new Brookwood Barbeque stand that features mouth-watering plates of pulled pork, beef brisket, smoked sausage and BBQ nachos. Goose Island Craft Beer Cart will offer a few of their most popular year-round and seasonal brews. Centerplate also added two new full-service bars near Gates 1 and 9.
Cardinal Authentic, the official fan merchandise store of the UofL, located near Gate 2, will open 3 and a half hours before kickoff and will have locations throughout the stadium concourses and on the Norton’s Terrace. We invite fans to Gear Up for this exciting new season.
“We are thrilled and honored to be continuing to serve the students, faculty, staff, alumni and fans of the University of Louisville,” said Martin Durbin, Centerplate’s general manager responsible for the stadium. “Between our signature menu offerings, impressive service upgrades and new merchandise additions, Centerplate will take the Cardinal Fan experience from great to extraordinary.”
This season, the stadium gates open one and a half hours prior to kickoff, for the Cardinals’ opening game against Ohio on Sept. 1. Hospitality offerings on the Norton Healthcare Terrace, will offer discounted prices for Centerplate’s “Countdown to Kickoff” Promotion. From the time the gates open until 15 minutes prior to kickoff, prices from $1 to $5 will be available for: Philly cheese steak sandwich, domestic beer in cans and on tap, hot dog and chips.
Family special prices will also be available on the UPS Flight Deck concourse. In addition to regular menu items, Centerplate is offering fans a package of four sodas and four regular hot dogs for $20 throughout the day.
Centerplate crafts and delivers “Craveable Experiences – Raveable Results” 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 www.centerplate.com.