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Ovations to run MGM Park concessions

Biloxi Shuckers logoNo surprise here: Ovations Food Services will run concessions at MGM Park, home of the Biloxi Shuckers (Class AA; Southern League), for the 2015 season and beyond.

Ovations Food Services, of course, was launched by Shuckers co-owner Ken Young and is now a subsidiary of the Philadelphia-based sports and entertainment firm Comcast-Spectacor.

“Part of the fan experience is to offer a first class menu and Ovations exceeds those expectations,” said Shuckers General Manager Buck Rogers.

“Baseball and food are the perfect marriage and we hope to enhance the atmosphere at MGM Park by providing quality food, while including fresh local resources and specialties,” added Mike Brulatour, Ovations general manager for the Biloxi Shuckers. “We want our service to tie hand-in-hand with family entertainment and affordability, giving our fans something to be proud of while taking full advantage of all the gulf coast has to offer.”

The menu at MGM Park will focus on regional Mississippi Gulf Coast offerings, including:

  • The Aw Shucks Grill will feature Grilled Boudin, Grilled Cajun Sausage, Bayou Jambalaya, Chilled Peel ‘N Eat Shrimp, and Garlic Butter Grilled Oysters.
  • Pearl’s Po Boys will serve an Aw Shucks Fried Oyster PoBoy, Big Shrimper PoBoy, and Cajun Sausage PoBoy.
  • Beacon Burgers will serve fresh grilled burgers, including specialties like a stuffed pimiento cheese burger.
  • Barq’s Biloxi Creamery will satisfy the sweet tooth with delicacies like Biloxi’s own Barq’s Root Beer Float, soft serve ice cream served in Shuckers helmets, and cotton candy.
  • Biloxi Barbeque will offer a variety of BBQ favorites as well as feature Shuckers BBQ nachos loaded with hickory smoked pulled pork, spicy cheese sauce, barbeque sauce and jalapeno peppers.
  • Ballpark Classics will pay homage to fans favorite ballpark fare such as grilled hot dogs, grilled brewer’s brat, classic nachos, bottomless popcorn, Cracker Jack, jumbo hot pretzels, and salted peanuts in the shell.

Ovations will partner with many local companies to infuse regional flavors into menus, including M&M Shrimp, Barq’s Root Beer and Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company.

The ballpark’s opening will be delayed until June 6 at the earliest. The team will play at its former home, Huntsville’s Joe Davis Stadium, and on the road while ballpark construction is finalized

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