Arizona Athletics Appoints Aramark as New Competition Facility Concession Operator | Company
TUCSON, Arizona – (BUSINESS WIRE) – August 6, 2021–
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Arizona Athletics has announced a new multi-year partnership with Aramark as the dealer operator starting in the 2021-22 academic year. (Photo: Business Wire)
The new dealership partnership will serve all of Arizona’s competition facilities. Aramark is an industry leader in franchise operations serving 29 professional sports franchises in five different leagues in addition to over 90 different colleges and universities. This expertise will improve service at all sports venues in Arizona while emphasizing the quality, efficiency, safety and enjoyment of food and drink for fans at home events.
“Our athletics department remains focused on providing a first-class experience at all of our venues as we begin welcoming fans to the stands,” said Dave Heeke, vice president and director of athletics at the University of Arizona. “This new dealership partnership with Aramark will enhance this important part of our fan experience and improve the overall atmosphere for our loyal supporters who come to cheer on the Wildcats in person. “
Aramark will expand cashless payment options, including credit cards, debit cards, Apple Pay and Google Pay, while increasing the number of outlets in stadiums. Concession locations will also begin offering food, snacks, drinks, wine and beer in the same locations for expedited service as well as new menu items of improved quality.
“We are proud to partner with the University of Arizona to enhance its world-class track and field program through game day experiences that showcase Aramark’s commitment to hospitality and passion.” service, ”said Alison Birdwell, President and CEO of Aramark Sports and Entertainment.
About Arizona Athletics
The Department of Athletics at the University of Arizona has proudly represented the state university for over a century and is also proud to be a member of the Pac-12 Conference. The Wildcats have 21 athletic programs that include a student-athlete population of nearly 500. Arizona teams have won 22 national championships in its history, with student-athletes winning 196 individual national championships. From All-Americans to Olympians to Academic All-Americans, Arizona Athletics is a championship department that offers the Wildcats the opportunity to become academic, athletic and lifelong champions by achieving the Wildcat Way.
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