Stadia and leisure operator Lindley Catering has extended its seven-year long relationship with Colchester United FC in a deal worth £8m.
Lindley, which provides public catering services at the club's Layer Road ground, has been signed up to continue doing so at the new £14m, 10,000-seater Colchester Community Stadium.
Lindley, which has signed up for five years, will look after corporate hospitality and public feeding on match days as well as running a café open to the public and conferencing at the site.
Sue Page, head of commercial operations at Colchester United FC, said: "The new Community Stadium opens up a whole host of opportunities for us to develop revenue for the Club outside match days and we were keen to retain Lindley's skills to help us in this important area."
By Chris Druce
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