Compass Group's sport, leisure and hospitality business has been awarded a £50m, ten-year catering contract for the Rose Bowl, home of Hampshire cricket.
Compass will provide the catering and hospitality to the 25,000 capacity new stadium on match days.
On non-match days Compass will provide catering, hospitality and banqueting for corporate events and private parties.
The deal comes as part of the £48m redevelopment programme due to begin on the Rose Bowl in a few weeks time with Compass already on site beginning preparations.
Matthew Thompson, managing director, sport, leisure and hospitality, said: "This is a very exciting time for the Rose Bowl and the extensive redesign provides a rare opportunity to modernise and innovate, competing with some of the top stadia around the world.
"Compass Group UK & Ireland is delighted to be the chosen catering partner for the Rose Bowl at this important juncture and hope that our broad and deep experience in the sports stadia industry will help to making the Rose Bowl a world class sports and events venue."
By Janie Stamford
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