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ORANGE COUNTY SOCCER CLUB SELECTS SPECTRA BY COMCAST SPECTACOR TO PROVIDE FOOD SERVICES & HOSPITALITY TO ALL USL HOME MATCHES

By orangecountysoccer.com Staff, 05/09/17, 10:15AM PDT

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ORANGE COUNTY SC IS SPECTRA’S FIFTH SOCCER PROPERTY

Orange County, CA – May 8, 2017 –  Orange County SC selected Spectra by Comcast Spectacor, to provide Food Services & Hospitality and enhance the culinary experience for soccer fans during all 2017 USL home matches it was announced today.  Spectra, an expert in entertainment and hospitality, was selected to provide services for Orange County SC at the  team’s stadium at Orange County Great Park’s Field 4 and the new Championship Stadium which is scheduled to open later this year.

“We are delighted to partner with Spectra, and look forward to providing an enhanced culinary experience for our fans,” said Orange County SC General Manager and Executive Vice President of Soccer Operations Oliver Wyss. “We wanted to team up with a globally-recognized sports and entertainment company, who also has strong ties throughout our region, to deliver a first-class experience for our fans.”

“We know how important the game-day experience can be for both our client and their customers,” said Spectra’s Tony Hendryx, Regional Vice President. “At Spectra we seek opportunities that engage local partners to serve their signature items at our stands. We are also committed to sourcing from local food providers to create and serve menu items from the freshest ingredients possible for all of our events.”

In Orange County, Spectra also provides Food Services & Hospitality to the Orange County Marketplace. Spectra provides Venue Management, Ticketing & Fan Engagement and Corporate Partnerships to professional sports teams, arenas, stadiums, convention centers and other types of public assembly facilities. The company’s Ticketing & Fan Engagement division is based in Irvine, CA.

“We see exciting opportunities for Spectra to further expand our scope of work in Orange County at the Marketplace and at Orange County SC which could lead to new ways for both properties to work more closely together to benefit our clients and their customers,” added Hendryx.

Spectra also provides Food Services & Hospitality for the Sacramento SC, also in the USL, and to the San Jose Earthquakes, Orlando City SC, and Philadelphia Union, all part of the MLS. Spectra annually serves over 250,000 events and 40 million guests.

Coming off of a 4-0 victory in their Home Opener at Orange County Great Park against cross-town rivals LA Galaxy II, Orange County SC, will take on Real Salt Lake USL affiliate Real Monarchs SLC at Orange County Great Park on June 3rd at 5PM.  Tickets are on sale at www.orangecountysoccer.com.  The club went through a major transformation when owner James Keston took over ownership in September 2016.  The club has been completely rebranded with a new team name, logo and new stadium facility.  Keston is dedicated to transforming the club into a world-class professional soccer organization that focuses on the fans, players and youth clubs of Orange County. 

For more information about Orange County Soccer Club or to purchase tickets, visit: http://www.orangecountysoccer.com

Spectra's Food Services & Hospitality division delivers the industry’s most innovative and profitable solutions through its Everything Fresh™ philosophy at sports arenas, stadiums, casinos, convention centers, cultural attractions, fairgrounds, and other specialty venues. Spectra Food Services & Hospitality serves over 250,000 events and 40 million guests each year

Spectra by Comcast Spectacor is an industry leader in hosting and entertainment, partnering with clients to create memorable experiences for millions of visitors every year. Spectra’s unmatched blend of integrated services delivers incremental value for clients through several primary areas of expertise: Venue Management, Food Services & Hospitality, Ticketing & Fan Engagement and Corporate Partnerships. Learn more at SpectraExperiences.com.

Comcast Spectacor is part of Comcast Corporation, a global media and technology company that operates Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal.  Comcast Spectacor’s three core businesses are the National Hockey League’s Philadelphia Flyers, the Wells Fargo Center Complex, and Spectra, a hosting and entertainment firm specializing in Venue Management, Food Services & Hospitality, Ticketing & Fan Engagement and Corporate Sponsorships. Learn more at ComcastSpectacor.com.

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CONTACT:  Ike Richman

                        Spectra by Comcast Spectacor

                        215-389-9552

 

                        Kelly Salmieri

                        Orange County Soccer Club

                        805-844-0856