22 Jun 2018
Hampden Park was one of several Sodexo Prestige Venues & Events stadiums to pick up an award at the 14th edition of the prestigious Stadium Experience and Hospitality Awards.
The awards ceremony, held at the American Express Community Stadium, saw catering and hospitality teams from across UK and Ireland’s top rugby and football stadia gather to celebrate the best of the best.
Hampden Park was recognised in the coveted Best Match Day Hospitality (Large Stadium) category, where the venue picked up the bronze award.
Venues were judged on their entire match day experience, all the way from pre-match customer service to the quality of catering on offer.
Hampden Park excelled in all aspects of the criteria and was judged by independent expert chefs from Salon Culinaire to be deserving of the bronze award, beating tough competition from top venues across the UK and Ireland.
Scotland’s National Football Stadium also picked up bronze in the Best Digital Enquiry category, a new award for 2018. Decided by ‘mystery shopper’ judges from HGEM, Hampden Park was chosen as a winner due to the team’s fantastic communication and customer service in relation to corporate event sales.
A total of 70 football and rugby clubs were nominated for awards, with 25 different stadium venues scooping at least one of 39 gongs, across 13 categories.
Sodexo finished the night with an impressive seven awards, including Best Stadium Events Venue for the American Express Community Stadium.
Craig Younger, General Manager for Sodexo Sports & Leisure at Hampden Park Stadium, said, “We are delighted to have won not one but two awards at the Stadium Experience and Hospitality Awards. It’s particularly great to have been presented with the Best Match Day Experience award, as it’s an award which recognises the achievements of the whole team.
“From the talented chefs who create delicious menus at our events, to the hospitality staff who ensure every single guest has a great time, we all work together to create an unforgettable match day experience for visitors.”
For more information about Hampden Park Stadium, please visit: www.prestigevenuesandevents.sodexo.com
Pictured: Jill Nicholson, Sodexo Prestige Venues & Events Sales Manager, accepts an award on behalf of Hampden Park at the Stadium Experience and Hospitality Awards.