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Earthquakes announce partnership with Ovations Food Services for new stadium

The San Jose Earthquakes announced this week that the club has signed a partnership with Ovations Food Services for the team’s new stadium, which will open in 2015.

Ovations Food Services is a nationally-recognised food and beverage service provider to over 140 public assembly facilities across North America and a subsidiary of the sports and entertainment firm Comcast-Spectacor. Ovations Food Services is known for their Everything’s Fresh™ philosophy, which ensures fans access to fresh, made-to order cuisine prepared with high quality ingredients.

Dave Kaval, President of the San Jose Earthquakes, said:

We are proud to announce our partnership with Ovations. Serving fresh, high-quality food was extremely important to us as we move into our new stadium and they are an ideal partner for our new venue. They have proven to be innovators in the food service industry and together we look forward to providing a fresh approach to stadium concessions.

The Earthquakes new stadium features numerous concessions locations throughout the grounds, including the largest outdoor bar in North America, a stand with over 40 varieties of beer on tap and a barbecue stand that will have onsite grills. Most of the locations are framed with reclaimed redwood to create a first-class food experience.

The concessions menu will include a variety of food options, including traditional stadium fayre, as well as innovative items that represent the local food culture. Additionally, as part of the partnership, the stadium will still feature a wide variety of gourmet food trucks that will be located in the Epicenter Fan Zone.

Ovations Food Services Executive Vice President, Charlie Neary, commented:

We are extremely excited to be opening our second MLS stadium, and look forward to bringing a very diverse and exciting menu to this new state-of-the-art soccer stadium.

The Earthquakes 18,000-seat stadium, designed by 360 Architecture, is currently under construction on Coleman Ave adjacent to the San Jose International Airport. The European-inspired building features a canopy roof and the steepest-raked seating in Major League Soccer to provide the best possible fan experience. Additionally, the stadium boasts the largest outdoor bar in North America (as shown above), a two-acre fan zone and a double-sided video display. The suites and club seats are located at field level (as shown below), giving fans a premium experience unlike any other in professional sports.

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