The Staten Island Yankees (Short Season A; NY-Penn League) are starting their own food and beverage company, which will operate all concessions and suite catering at Richmond County Bank Ballpark at St. George. The new food and beverage company will be fully staffed and operated by the SI Yankees, which was previously operated by Legends Hospitality.
“We thank Legends Hospitality for their years of legendary service,” said Will Smith, President/Operating Partner. “Our ownership, Nostalgic Partners, LLC, made a significant investment to further improve our business and begin our own concessions company where we can focus on providing unparalleled customer service and serving quality products to our fans.”
The new venture will allow the Yankees to have control of all aspects of the concessions side of the business. The emphasis will be on customer service and training while also providing greater flexibility and opportunities for additional culinary partners and ballpark fare concepts. The Yankees will enhance current partnerships with national and local brands such as, Flagship Brewery, Sabrett and Pepsi, as well as beginning new partnerships with partners including Philly Pretzel Factory.
“The food and beverage operation is paramount to fan experience,” Smith continued. “We know we will improve our show and give fans a greater reason to return. This is a great step for our business and we cannot wait to begin serving fans Opening Night on June 15th.”
In addition, the Staten Island Yankees will now be operating all aspects of merchandise.