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Hammers to improve OS catering

West Ham has revealed that catering and prices will improve in the Olympic Stadium and Hammers fans shouldn’t base their opinion on early test events when the stadium hosted athletics and rugby last year.

French stadium operator Vinci appointed American company Delaware North last year to manage the catering operation in the Olympic Stadium including West Ham matchdays. The same company provides catering for Wembley and the Emirates.

cat1During the Athletics weekend last July many of the food kiosks were not fully open, hot food ran out quickly and lengthy queues had many fans grumbling about lack of foresight by the caterers.

West Ham are claimed to receive a profit share of catering and pouring rights from Vinci and Delaware North said to be between 10% and 15%.

The prices over that July weekend ranged from a pie costing £4.80, a bottle of water at £2.20, soft drinks at £3.10, a glass of wine at £5.40 and a pint of Heineken at £5.10.

A bag of crisps cost £1.60, a hot dog was £5.00 while a Mars Duo was £1.30 and a chocolate grab bag set you back £3.50.

At the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board meeting last night the club reassured SAB members that the quality of service and pricing of catering would improve before West Ham’s first match in August and the club said they were in talks with the American caterers on the subject.

 

About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

4 comments on “Hammers to improve OS catering

  1. Are there really more cider drinkers than ale drinkers in our fan base?

  2. I was at samoa game. Catering offerings were rubbish…although, frankly, I don’t think much of the current Betway West Stand offerings either!

  3. Yeah food and drink is generally cr@p at any event, when I went to the France Romania game, I had a hot dog which was ok and a warm bottled beer, I think I will do what I have always done, eat and drink well before I get into the ground, why these places are allowed to sell poor quality produce at exorbitant prices should be looked at.

  4. plenty of great options in and around the Westfields shopping center

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