Levy Restaurants has inked a deal with the NFL's Washington Redskins to oversee all premium dining and hospitality operations, including suites, loge and owner’s clubs at the Redskins' FedExField home stadium. Through the partnership, the Redskins will broaden their offering of local food and beverage, collaborating with celebrated producers and restaurateurs from the greater D.C. community to create an authentic, local food experience for fans.
Levy replaces Legends Hospitality Services, which had held the suite catering contract at FedEx Field for the past year. Suite catering revenues at the stadium generate an average of $4 million annually, making it the NFL's second most lucrative such operation after AT&T Stadium in Dallas, according to Sports Business Daily.
“Levy’s commitment to working with local vendors and their unparalleled approach to hospitality make them an ideal partner for the Redskins,” says Redskins Senior Vice President of Operations Lon Rosenberg. “Offering high quality food options that reflect the unique culinary scene of our community is a priority for us. We’re thrilled to collaborate with Levy on this mission and create exceptional game day experiences for our fans.”
“The Redskins have such a rich heritage and we’re excited to help build upon that tradition of excellence by creating a unique, authentic experience for fans,” comments Levy President/CEO Andy Lansing. “Our approach to food is chef-driven and focused on collaborating with the best in the community. It’s exciting that the Redskins share this vision, and we look forward to creating dynamic food experiences for fans that highlight local flavors and ingredients.”
“With deep relationships within the DC community developed through sports partnerships throughout the region, Levy is poised to bring a new level of offerings and hospitality to local fans” adds Dennis Greene, president of business operations. “This expertise makes Levy ideally suited to create a locally-focused, dynamic experience with gracious hospitality for guests at FedExField.”