Sodexo has announced a long-term partnership as the exclusive venue partner of the DW Stadium in Wigan, Greater Manchester.
The stadium – home to Wigan Athletic FC and Wigan Warriors Rugby League Club, will undergo a number of upgrades during 2022, with fans experiencing a cashless stadium soon.
The 11-year agreement covers public and hospitality catering, plus conference and event sales and catering.
Sodexo will focus on a range of top culinary offerings on both match days and non-match days to ensure that the ground will continue to be a key conference and events centre in Greater Manchester.
The partnership will also focus on supporting the local community in the town by sourcing food and beverages from local suppliers and hiring local staff and backing local charity and social impact projects.
Nick Byrom, business development director of Sodexo Sports & Leisure UK, said: “It’s an exciting time for Wigan Athletic fans under new ownership and we thank the leadership team at the club for selecting Sodexo to be their long-term venue partner. We are confident we will deliver an outstanding guest experience for both Latics and Warriors fans on a match day.
“The facilities at the DW Stadium are excellent and with some additional investment from Sodexo over the next 12 months we feel that these will create some of the best event facilities in the area."
Malachy Brannigan, CEO of Wigan Athletic FC, added: “The experience of Sodexo was a major factor in determining the decision and we look forward to a long and healthy partnership.”
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