The Baltimore Orioles said Wednesday it had selected concession operator Sportservice for a 12-year partnership to run food, beverage and merchandise operations at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
Under the deal — the terms of which were not disclosed — Sportservice, a part of Buffalo-based Delaware North Companies, will manage all concessions, kiosks, catering, retail stores and dining operations within the park. The company and the Orioles will also implement an $11 million project to redesign the food and beverage stands at the park, the first of its kind since Camden Yards opened.
“Oriole Park is the standard-bearer for major league ballparks, and it is fitting that our concessions and retail operations be held to the same standard,” said Orioles Director of Communications Greg Bader in a statement. “The fan experience is extremely important to both the Orioles and Delaware North Companies, and we expect that everyone will benefit from this new partnership through expanded food and retail options, quicker transactions and significant facility upgrades.”
Sportservice said while it would introduce new menu items and payment options it would keep serving Esskay brand hot dogs and Boog’s BBQ in its offerings. Sportservice’s first Major League concessions contract was with the Detroit Tigers in 1930. Today, the company operates at 50 professional sporting venues including the homes of the Chicago White Sox, Milwaukee Brewers, Cleveland Indians, San Diego Padres and Texas Rangers.