Skeeters, Legends Hospitality to Partner Food Service at New Ballpark

PRESS RELEASE – The Sugar Land Skeeters, the Houston area’s minor league baseball team, and Legends Hospitality, today announced a 10-year concessions management agreement for StarTex Power Field. StarTex Power Field is under construction and will open in April, 2012.

Under the agreement, the Skeeters and Legends Hospitality will partner to provide all food, beverage and merchandise service at the new ballpark. StarTex Power Field will be the home field for 70 professional baseball games each year, in addition to concerts, festivals and many other events.

“Legends Hospitality is a proven world-class food service professional with impeccable focus on customer service,” said Matt O’Brien, Skeeters President. “This partnership will allow us to tap into the experience, resources and buying power of a premier company like Legends Hospitality, while keeping the intimacy of local control and involvement. This is truly major league quality and service at affordable minor league prices.”

“We have worked with the ownership of the Skeeters on other projects and know their commitment to first-class operations,” said Dan Smith, Legends Chief Operating Officer. “Sugar Land will give us the opportunity to provide fans the best of Texas cuisine and hospitality, and some exciting surprises along the way.”

The concession areas will feature standard ballpark fare, plus new food options that include a large variety of healthy, vegetarian, regional specialty and international-theme food offerings. The ballpark will have an extensive picnic area wrapping around the left-field foul pole, a Texas Ice House, and a luxury restaurant club overlooking the field.

About the Sugar Land Skeeters: Set to debut in April 2012, the Skeeters will play in the $35 million-dollar StarTex Power Field, which is being constructed by both the City of Sugar Land and the Skeeters at the intersection of State Highway 6 and U.S. Highway 90A. The Sugar Land Skeeters will play 70 regular season home games annually, starting with the 2012 season. StarTex Power Field will play host to a multitude of other sporting events, including football, soccer, lacrosse, cheerleading and band competitions, as well as concerts, group outings and scout sleepovers. Total stadium capacity will be approximately 7,500 for baseball (expandable to 10,000) and 10,000-plus in concert configuration.

The Sugar Land Skeeters offices will be located at the new ballpark but are temporarily located at 16160 City Walk in Sugar Land Town Square, Sugar Land, TX 77479. Get your season ticket priority number today at www.SugarLandSkeeters.com or call 281.240.HITS (4487).

Legends Hospitality, LLC: Legends Hospitality, LLC, headquartered in Newark, New Jersey is a sports business enterprise formed in September 2008 by the affiliates of the New York Yankees, Dallas Cowboys, Goldman Sachs Direct and CIC Partners to serve as a broad provider of business services to professional and collegiate sports organizations. Currently offerings include hospitality and merchandising services, facility management, premium sales and consulting services in sports, entertainment and recreational facilities.

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