Sodexo extends Hampden Park partnership
May 03, 2016
Sodexo has extended its partnership with Hampden Park until 2020.
Sodexo will continue to provide food and beverage services at Scotland’s national stadium including retail, hospitality and the Museum Café.
There are 18 full-time Sodexo employees at Hampden Park, but for large event days, such as football finals and concerts, up to 800 casual Sodexo employees support operations.
On non-match days Sodexo will continue to provide all conference and event services.
The Sodexo partnership with Hampden Park began in 1999. Two years ago, Sodexo supplied catering and hospitality services at the venue during the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games serving 360,000 spectators with an estimated 33,000 locally-sourced burgers, 31,000 servings of street food and 105,000 bottle of Scottish water and soft drinks.
Chris Bray, CEO Sports & Leisure, Sodexo UK & Ireland, said: “It’s fantastic to extend our partnership with Scotland’s national stadium Hampden Park to 2020 which supports our long-term strategy in Scotland. The partnership is an excellent example of how our Sodexo team works with a client to serve locally-sourced products to thousands of customers for big events, as well as making the venue profitable on non-match days with conferences and events.”
Peter Dallas, Hampden Park managing director, said: “We are delighted to continue our long standing partnership with Sodexo. From hosting the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, when the eyes of the world were upon us, to international football, rock concerts and hosting conferences and events, the Sodexo team provides excellent service to our customers.”