The Durham Bulls minor league baseball team is forming Bull City Hospitality, a new company that will manage the food and beverage operation at its Athletic Park ballpark, replacing Centerplate, which had served as the team’s concessionaire since the ballpark’s opening.
“We thank Centerplate for their decades of service to Bulls fans, dating back to the old Durham Athletic Park,” says General Manager Mike Birling. “Through this new venture, we look forward to bringing a local approach to the food and beverages at the ballpark while delivering the outstanding food quality and customer service our fans deserve.”
The Bulls have hired Dave Levey as director of food & beverage to oversee the new venture. Levey has over 20 years of foodservice experience at sporting and tourist destinations, most recently with Delaware North, where he had served as general manager at two NFL venues, Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis and FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland. He also has experience at two MLB ballparks, Busch Stadium in St. Louis and Petco Park in San Diego. Levey returns to Minor League Baseball after having made stops at four different MiLB ballparks earlier in his career.