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MLB® announces Busch Stadium will host 2009 Midsummer Classic-All Star Game

BUFFALO, N.Y. (Feb. 09, 2007) - Major League Baseball recently announced Busch Stadium in St. Louis will be the site of the 2009 All Star Game. This gives Delaware North Companies Sportservice another chance to host a high-profile professional sporting event as the company is currently contracted to provide food service and retail operations at Busch Stadium.

"It’s always an honor and a challenge to be selected as the host for such a spectacular event as the MLB All Star Game,” said Rick Abramson, president of Delaware North Companies Sportsservice. “We’re looking forward to challenging ourselves to provide the premier food and hospitality service that the MLB and its fans deserve. This excellent opportunity to host a major sporting event only helps us to grow stronger and better at what we do.”
This will be the second Midsummer Classic that Delaware North Companies Sportservice has hosted within a four-year span – the previous being the MLB All Star game at Comerica Park in Detroit in 2005.
Now with the 2009 MLB All Star Game to work toward, Delaware North Companies Sportservice is in the midst of an extremely successful two-year run   In 2005, Delaware North Companies Sportservice hosted the World Series at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago, as the White Sox won the World Championship. This past October, Delaware North Companies Sportservice hosted both the fans of Detroit at Comerica Park, and the fans of St. Louis at Busch Stadium, as the Cardinals won the championship in five games.  Delaware North Companies serves as the food and beverage and retail operator at both of these locations.
Off the baseball diamond, Delaware North Companies Sportservice is also making an impact in numerous other professional sports. During the past year, the company has provided food service for the NHL Stanley Cup finalist Edmonton Oilers at Rexall Place in Edmonton, Ontario. 
More recently Delaware North Companies Sportservice hosted fans of the Chicago Bears as the team clinched the NFC Championship on its home turf at Solider Field.

About Delaware North Companies Sportservice
Delaware North Companies Sportservice has been a global leader in food, beverage and retail management for nearly a century. The company provides concessions, gourmet catering and fine dining operations at more than 50 professional sporting venues for Major League Baseball, the National Football League and the National Hockey League, as well as at entertainment complexes and convention centers across the United States and Canada. From the Stanley Cup Championships and Major League Baseball's World Series to the Olympic Games and world-class entertainment, Sportservice continues to set the standard for innovation, creativity and customer service excellence.   Throughout its impressive history, Sportservice has kept its focus on the fans and evolved its facilities, operations and food and retail offerings to meet the ever-changing industry trends and consumer demands. Whether it’s introducing healthier food selections and signature cuisine to fresh takes on traditional fare and new organic options, Sportservice is committed to taking the fan experience to a whole new level.

About Delaware North Companies
Delaware North Companies is one of the world’s leading hospitality and food service providers. Its family of companies includes Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts, Delaware North Companies Gaming & Entertainment, Delaware North Companies Travel Hospitality Services, Delaware North Companies Sport service, Delaware North Companies International, TD Banknorth Garden, and American Park ‘n Swap. Delaware North Companies is one of the largest privately held companies in the United States with revenues approaching $2 billion annually and 40,000 associates serving half a billion customers in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand. For more information, visit
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