The Bowling Green Hot Rods (Low A; Midwest League) are shaking up Bowling Green Ballpark‘s concession offerings, highlighted by two new partnerships. Beginning in the 2019 season, Vette City Catering, LLC will be the new exclusive concessions provider and Clark Beverage Group Inc. will be the new beverage supplier for all events at Bowling Green Ballpark. This will mark the first time in Bowling Green Ballpark’s history that both the concessions and beverage providers will be local companies based in Warren County, KY.
Vette City Catering, LLC will be led by Bowling Green native Eliott Stahl. Eliott takes over the Director duties after spending one previous season at Bowling Green Ballpark as Executive Chef. “We are excited about the new partnership with Vette City Catering and having Eliott lead the way,” said Eric C. Leach, Hot Rods General Manger and COO. “Having a local company and Eliott in place will allow for us to do some new things that we haven’t been able to do in the past and allow for greater flexibility to meet our fan’s needs and deliver better service.”
Vette City Catering will also be expanding the ability to utilize Bowling Green Ballpark as a year-round facility. With the expansion of the Reinhart Club to a capacity of 175-200 people, Vette City Catering will be offering the area as a banquet, business meeting, and social rentable space.
Clark Beverage Group, Inc. will be providing all non-alcoholic beverages in a new five-year partnership with the Hot Rods. This will mark a return to Coca-Cola products for the first time in five years. “Coke is premium product and company in the beverage area,” said Eliott Stahl. “We are excited to have them as a partner with the Hot Rods and Vette City Catering.” In addition to Coca-Cola products, the ballpark will also feature Dr. Pepper, Dasani, Smart Water, Minute Maid, Gold Peak Tea, and Monster Energy.
With the new partnerships one of the immediate changes will be the instillation of self-service fountain drinks at Bowling Green Ballpark. Last season the Hot Rods introduced refillable sodas but fans had to wait in line, now customers will have immediate access to refill their cups at six locations around the ballpark. “This is one of the big changes we wanted to implement right away with our new partners,” said Leach. “We will be one of the first MiLB teams to offer soda service in this way and it is important for us to continue to offer the best value to our fans that we can.”