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.