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Sodexo scores £6m deal with the National Football Stadium at Windsor Park

21 November 2016 by
Sodexo scores £6m deal with the National Football Stadium at Windsor Park

Sodexo has won a five-year contract worth £6m at the National Football Stadium at Windsor Park in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

The deal will see Sodexo provide food and beverage retail and hospitality services for matchday and non-matchday events, along with selling conference and event facilities through Sodexo Prestige Venues & Events.

Following redevelopment last year, the National Football Stadium has been enlarged to more than 18,000 seats with four main function suites overlooking the pitch. It also includes 10 executive boxes, a museum for events and event spaces in the changing rooms, press room and players' lounge, all of which Sodexo will operate.

The stadium, which is home to the Northern Ireland football team, will host the team's 2018 World Cup qualification fixtures.

Earlier this year, Sodexo also extended its partnership with the Scottish national stadium Hampden Park to 2020.

Chris Bray, CEO Sports & Leisure Sodexo UK & Ireland, said: "We are delighted to announce this partnership with the Irish Football Association at Windsor Park. The new stadium development gives us an opportunity to deliver a fantastic experience for matchgoers, and host a wide range of conferences and events on non-matchdays.

"At our other stadiums we have strong relationships with the local community, and the National Football Stadium at Windsor Park is no exception. We are already working with three Belfast suppliers: Keenan Seafood, Arnotts Fruit and the French Village Bakery. We look forward to bringing fresh, innovative, responsibly-sourced local produce to stadium visitors."

Stadium director Louise Doyle added: "We are very pleased to be working in partnership with Sodexo Sports & Leisure to provide excellent standards of service and catering to the National Football Stadium at Windsor Park.

"Sodexo will allow the venue not only to offer a high standard of food, refreshments and a variety of options in our public concourses but also the superb and innovative hospitality in our outstanding and unique corporate areas, all with a view of the iconic pitch."

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