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Westpac Stadium details new menu options

Wellington’s Westpac Stadium has revealed details of its new menu items following its recent partnership with hospitality and food services provider Delaware North.

Delaware North’s contract with the New Zealand venue began in April and the two parties have since been improving and refining the stadium’s public menu offering.

Delaware North has partnered with Wellington Hospitality Group on the initiative and has embraced the ‘Bringing the city to the stadium’ philosophy when choosing menu items.

Highlights of the new menu include the ‘Smoke and Smoulder’, a range of slow-smoked meats and loaded fries. The ‘Cleaver and Coup’ dish will also be available, offering southern fried chicken and crunchy popcorn chicken made by in-house chefs. Other features of the menu include 10 different burgers and low-priced options for families.

Delaware North sportservice operations director Justin Cavenett said: “We have thoroughly enjoyed this new opportunity to work with not only the stadium but also the wider Wellington hospitality industry to achieve something quite special.

“Our retail menu represents a new focus on delivering Wellingtonians a range of food options that will enhance their stadium experience and also match their expectations as a proud food region.”

Delaware North recently called on the services of former All Blacks player Piri Weepu, who has co-designed the Piri Burger. The burger will be available for tomorrow’s (Saturday’s) Test match between New Zealand and France. A special American Hot Dog and Canadian Burger have also been designed for the Ice Hockey Classic match at Westpac Stadium on June 23.

Delaware North’s other partners include Wembley Stadium, Sydney Cricket Ground, MetLife Stadium and the Australian Open tennis grand slam. Delaware North replaced Spotless as Westpac Stadium’s hospitality partner. Spotless had been a partner of the venue since 2002.

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