Delaware North, a global leader in hospitality and food service, today announced it has entered into a 20-year partnership to provide all catering and hospitality services at Coventry’s award-winning center for conference, exhibition, hotel, music and sports facilities, the Ricoh Arena.

Home to Premiership Rugby team Wasps, Wasps Netball and Coventry City Football Club, this world-class destination in Coventry hosts around 1.6 million visitors annually in over 20,000 square meters of space encompassing the Erickson Exhibition Hall, state-of-the-art meeting rooms, two restaurants, a DoubleTree By Hilton Hotel and one of the UK’s largest casinos.

The joint venture cements Delaware North’s position as the UK’s biggest player in the sports arena hospitality sector and marks Delaware’s debut in Premiership Rugby. Ricoh Arena will join a portfolio that includes the capital’s top three football stadia – Wembley National Stadium, the Emirates Stadium and the London Stadium (venue for the London 2012 Olympic Games).

Uniquely, Delaware North add value by providing content as well as catering. Alongside world-class hospitality experiences, Delaware North bring events and content to the Arena calendar.

“The Ricoh Arena is an innovator in the world of business, entertainment and sport. Delaware North is an innovator in hospitality and catering services. We have spent a considerable amount of time and effort looking at ‘What’s Next’, best referenced in the publication of our two reports on The Future of Sports []”, said Delaware North UK Managing Director Doug Tetley.

“We’re in growth mode in the UK, with strong financial backing from our U.S. parent company. I have an immensely experienced senior leadership team in place and we’re hungry to grow our business”.

Do you want to be part of this awesome new venture at the Ricoh Arena?

We are now hiring variable workers to come on over to the Ricoh Arena and join us for some awesome events including Stepback 80’s and 90’s Concerts, Exhibitions, Coventry City FC home games and of course the mighty Wasps fixtures during the Rugby season.

Whether you’re a Prop who can support and manager the team, a Flanker who will exude energy within our Concessions units, a Striker who can provide industry leading customer service to guests, or a Centre-Back who can ensure the operation runs smoothly behind the scenes – we need to hear from you!

We are looking for quality, speed and accuracy for our squad so we can deliver special experiences for our guests, so if you think you have the right qualities get in touch!

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