The Yorkshire County Cricket Club and Leeds Cricket, Football and Athletics has awarded a 15 year contract to Sodexo worth more than £100 million, extending the current contact that has been in place for eight years.
A full-time team of 14 and more than 1,000 temporary staff will provide catering and hospitality services for all matches at the stadium including Super League, this summer’s Ashes series, the ICC Cricket World Cup and the new competition “The Hundred” from 2020.
Emerald Headingley Stadium has completed a £40m refurbishment with venue facilities including the new Emerald Suite comprising a 450 person lounge overlooking both the cricket and rugby pitches. The new corporate boxes, the Director’s Lounge and the Emerald Suite have all benefitted from a high specification fit out.
Sodexo was also awarded the contract for non-match day sales to help drive additional revenue for the stadium.