Centerplate focuses on value in planning for 2012 season

Centerplate is gearing up for its second season on campus, which coincidentally happens to be the 125th anniversary of Notre Dame Stadium.  To celebrate, they will offer souvenir cups and popcorn boxes (pictured) as well as numerous new menu items and promotions.

In addition to last year’s LegeNDary offerings and traditional favorites, look for:

  • Prime rib nacho, which will be joining the prime rib sandwich from last year
  • Super nacho, a three pound nacho
  • Signature “sharing” items. Going back to family style, these will be large portions that can be shared with family and friends. Examples are whole pizzas and five-pound jumbo fries.
  • Endless popcorn - “all-you-can-eat” popcorn will join the “all-you-can-drink” soda from last year.
  • Shell-less peanuts

“We will continue to increase the fan experience and we look to do that with many of these new items,” said Ryan Cummings, general manager.

Additional concession locations will be placed on the upper concourse of Notre Dame Stadium, as well as at Arlotta Lacrosse Stadium, Alumni Soccer Stadium, and at Heritage Hall in Purcell Pavilion. Menu items will be expanded at Arlotta, Alumni and Purcell. The Compton Family Ice Arena will add a bottomless popcorn promotion with souvenir bucket as well as an ice cream hockey helmet.

Continued aesthetic improvements are planned for the service areas, and enhanced training will be offered to game day staff.  

According to David Harr, associate vice president for auxiliary operations, “The University understands that the responsibility of its concessions program is much more than simply serving good food. It is our responsibility to connect with our fans through hospitality.”

BY: COLLEEN O’CONNOR FOR NDWORKS