Angels Select Legends to Operate Concessions, Premium Catering
Award-Winning Hospitality Company Also Set to Operate Team’s Spring Training Facility in Tempe
ANAHEIM, CA (September 26, 2013) – The Los Angeles Angels today announced that they have selected Legends Hospitality to operate all on-site food and beverage concessions and premium catering at both Angel Stadium of Anaheim and Tempe Diablo Stadium. Terms of the deal were not announced.
Legends will take over operations on October 1, 2013 at Angels Stadium and at Tempe Diablo in the spring of 2014.
“We have been very impressed with the Legends Hospitality model at Yankee Stadium and AT&T Stadium and look forward to bringing that level of food quality and customer service to our fans,” said John Carpino, Angels President.
“We are honored to be selected by the Angels,” said Dave Checketts, Legends Chairman and CEO. “We look forward to working closely with them to develop new, innovative food concepts and amenities for their fans. It is a relationship that we are proud to have and are excited about bringing the Legends experience to.”
“This is a powerful addition to the Legends growing West-Coast family,” said Shervin Mirhashemi, Legends President and COO. “We are committed to introducing a new Guest experience to Angels fans through our passion to provide a first-class atmosphere built on the highest level of customer service.”
Both venues are now added to Legends already impressive hospitality venue list which includes: Yankee Stadium, where the company was recently honored with the Five Star Diamond Award by the Academy of Hospitality Sciences, AT&T Stadium, Home of the Dallas Cowboys, the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and Los Angeles Sports Arena (USC), FedEx Field (Washington Redskins) and Etihad Stadium (Manchester City). In addition, the company also oversees the retail operation for FirstEnergy Stadium (Cleveland Browns) and EverBank Stadium (Jacksonville Jaguars) as well as eight minor league stadiums across the country.
Legends (www.legends.net) owned by the New York Yankees, the Dallas Cowboys, and the Checketts Partners Investor Fund, is an industry leading sports entertainment company with multiple best-in-class disciplines including: Legends Hospitality, the premier provider of general concessions, premium food & beverage, catering, special event sales, Tours and retail merchandise; Legends Global Sales, which offers team owners, facility operators and athletic departments premium and individual ticket sales and service, PSL sales execution, sponsorship and naming rights capabilities and sales training; Legends Global Planning which provides project feasibility, economic impact studies, funding plans and business operational reviews; and Legends Attractions, which combines design, sales and marketing, hospitality and merchandise services to create memorable Guest experiences in the Observatory industry.