20 March 2017 | Jamie Harris
Catering firm Centerplate has secured a contract to provide match day services at the DW Stadium, home to Wigan Athletic Football Club.
Under the terms of the deal, Centerplate is to be responsible for catering, retail and hospitality services at the site in the north-west of England.
Jonathan Jackson, CEO at Wigan Athletic, said: “We listened to our supporters as part of the process of choosing new caterers.
“It was clear that a change was required in terms of both the choices offered and the presentation of the kiosks on the concourses at the DW Stadium.
“We must stress that we remain committed to providing value for money for our supporters on match day and look forward to working with Centerplate.”
Centerplate, which acquired the Lindley Group in 2013, provides catering services at a number of UK sports clubs, including Celtic FC in Glasgow, English Premier League clubs Watford FC and Sunderland AFC, English Championship sides Ipswich Town FC, Rotherham United FC, and Bradford City Football Club, Swindon Town FC, and Portsmouth FC.
Its non-sporting clients include the Liverpool Echo Area and Convention Centre and the British Airways I360 in Brighton.
In August last year, Sheffield Wednesday FC decided to revert to in-house catering at the end of a five-year partnership with the catering firm.
Centerplate ceased its operations at Gillingham Football Club’s Priestfield Stadium in March 2015, six years early after a decision made by the caterer, rather than the club.