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SportService Unveils Ballpark Fresh Fruit Stand

SportService recently unveiled a fresh fruit stand at the Great American Ballpark in Cincinnati, home of Major League Baseball’s Cincinnati Reds. Located just inside the main ballpark entrance gates at Crosley Terrace, the stand allows fans to pick from fresh fruits such as apples, bananas, oranges, peaches, pears and nectarines. Fresh fruit cups, apple chips and caramel apples are also available. Prices start at $1.50 each.

This is the first stand fully dedicated to fresh fruit operated by SportService, a unit of Delaware North Companies that manages dining and concessions in nine Major League ballparks. Earlier this season, the New York Yankees and New York Mets debuted similar fruit carts. Yankee Stadium has one cart and Citi Field has two.

“We continue to benchmark other teams and look for innovative ideas to bring to Great American Ball Park,” says Reds COO Phil Castellini. “It’s another way to make the ballpark more fan friendly, and also an opportunity to incorporate the Findlay Market brand, which like the Reds, is iconic to Cincinnati.” The fresh fruit stand will be available at all remaining 2009 home games and for the entire 2010 season.

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