Chiefs Select Ovations as New Food Service Provider

PRESS RELEASE – The Syracuse Chiefs, Triple-A affiliate of the Washington Nationals, have selected Ovations Food Services, a nationally recognized leader in providing high-quality food and beverage services to public assembly facilities around the world, to provide exclusive concession and catering services at Alliance Bank Stadium.

A subsidiary of the Philadelphia-based sports and entertainment firm Comcast-Spectacor, Ovations Food Services operates more than 120 venues through the United States and Canada, serving over 9 million customers. The company is known for their Everything’s Fresh™ program, which ensures high-quality, prepared-on-demand fare featuring regionally-sourced, organic and sustainable products. Recognized for their attention to outstanding quality service, the Syracuse Chiefs join Ovations client list which includes some of the biggest names in the convention and cultural attractions, fairs and entertainment and sports industries across North America.

The Syracuse Chiefs selected Ovations Food Services because the company shares the Team’s values of extraordinary customer service, good stewardship of public resources, sharing with the community and preserving the environment.

“We are looking forward to working with Ovations to enhance the fan experience at Alliance Bank Stadium,” said Chiefs General Manager John Simone. “Chiefs fans are sure to enjoy the expanded food offerings and the Everything’s Fresh™ approach that Ovations will bring to the ballpark.”

Ovations will begin operations on Opening Day of the 2012 season. Renovations to existing concessions include several Ovations custom-branded concepts adding variety and excitement while featuring regional specialties and local flavors. Capital improvements to the existing food service facilities will support Ovations’ introduction of Grilled Angus Cheeseburgers, Chicken Tender Baskets, Philly Cheesesteaks, among others, as well as on-site catering operations. Ovations is proud to partner with the Syracuse Chiefs’ ongoing marketing efforts to build on its’ great baseball legacy and promote exciting special events enjoyed by the whole family.

“Ovations is extremely excited to have been chosen as a strategic partner by the Syracuse Chiefs. We’re honored to participate in the historic tradition of the Chiefs and bring our fresh style of culinary service to Chiefs’ fans,” said Todd Wickner Ovations Chief Operating Officer. “We know everyone will enjoy our exciting new menus built from the freshest products and delivered with a smile!”

The Chiefs will open the regular season on Thursday, April 5 at Alliance Bank Stadium against the Rochester Red Wings. Tickets for Opening Day can be purchased online at or by calling 315-474-7833 beginning at 10:00am on Monday, March 5. The ticket office will open for walk-up sales for Opening Day on Saturday, March 17 at 10:00am.

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