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Bartesian rolls out commercial offering at MLB stadiums

Cocktail maker Bartesian has signed partnerships with a number of Major League Baseball stadiums as it expands its footprint across the US.

Bartesian, which claims to be the first-ever “intelligent” cocktail maker using capsules that contain real, premium ingredients for on-demand drinks, will soon roll out its offering at Wrigley Field, home of the Chicago Cubs; Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox; and Oriole Park at Camden Yards, home of the Baltimore Orioles.

In partnership with hospitality specialist Aramark, Bartesian previously conducted a successful pilot programme to test its commercial units at Lambeau Field and Highmark Stadium, the respective homes of NFL teams the Green Bay Packers and Buffalo Bills. Last month, Bartesian commercial units successfully launched at MLB stadiums through partnerships with Aramark and Delaware North.

Participating stadiums include the aforementioned Wrigley Field, Fenway Park and Camden Yards, as well as Minute Maid Park (Houston Astros), RingCentral Coliseum (Oakland Athletics), Citizens Bank Park (Philadelphia Phillies), Kauffman Stadium (Kansas City Royals), Truist Park (Atlanta Braves), Great American Ball Park (Cincinnati Reds), Progressive Field (Cleveland Guardians), American Family Field (Milwaukee Brewers), Target Field (Minnesota Twins), Comerica Park (Detroit Tigers), Angel Stadium (Los Angeles Angels) and Globe Life Field (Texas Rangers).

The Bartesian experience will be available in suites and general concession areas. The company’s commercial unit seeks to offer eventgoers lounge-quality drinks, with its product designed for commercial settings.

Bartesian founder and chief executive Ryan Close said: “We’re thrilled to bring the Bartesian cocktail experience to top venues across the country. Consumer demand for cocktails is at an all-time high, yet venues have been challenged by the labour, ingredients and the time required to deliver consistent, premium cocktails.

“With our commercial unit, we’re able to offer the hospitality and entertainment industry a solution that exceeds their high standards. This expansion into professional settings is an exciting new stage in our company’s growth, and we look forward to continuing to build upon our existing partnerships.”

Alison Birdwell, president and chief executive of Aramark Sports and Entertainment, added: “During the 2021 NFL season, Bartesian offered a unique cocktail programme at Paul Brown Stadium (home of the Cincinnati Bengals), elevating the fan experience by providing bar-quality cocktails at the push of a button and helping to drive increased revenue at the venue.

“Because of the programme’s success, we’re excited to expand the partnership and bring the premium service to five of Aramark’s MLB accounts this coming season.”

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