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Delmarva Shorebirds Announce Partnership with Professional Sports Catering

PSC to take over as Food & Beverage provider at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium
February 28, 2020

SALISBURY, MD - The Delmarva Shorebirds, Class-A affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles, announced today that they have entered into a long-term agreement with Professional Sports Catering, LLC (PSC). PSC will manage all aspects of the food operations at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium, including concessions, premium, and all special events held

SALISBURY, MD - The Delmarva Shorebirds, Class-A affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles, announced today that they have entered into a long-term agreement with Professional Sports Catering, LLC (PSC). PSC will manage all aspects of the food operations at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium, including concessions, premium, and all special events held at the facility.

“We are excited to partner with PSC as the new food and beverage provider for the Shorebirds to elevate our
overall food operations to the next level,” said Shorebirds General Manager Chris Bitters. “Food and beverage is a vital part of our fan experience and we look forward to debuting all the new PSC products and exceptional service as we continue to grow the first-class atmosphere at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium.”

“We are thrilled to partner with Tom Volpe, Pat Filippone, and the Delmarva Shorebirds team,” said PSC founder and CEO Tom Dickson. “They are among the most respected ownership groups in baseball and we’re looking forward to working in unison to deliver an exceptional food and beverage experience to the Shorebirds fans. We’ve jumped in with two feet to add several fan enhancements for this season, including fresh concepts and menus throughout the concessions level and new speed-of-service-focused point-of-sale technology.”

The Shorebirds will celebrate their 25th season in 2020 and have entertained over five million fans since beginning play at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium in Salisbury, Md., in 1996. The team captured South Atlantic League titles in 1997 and 2000 and successfully hosted the South Atlantic League All-Star Game in 1999 and 2011. Recently named the 2019 MiLB.com Minor League Team of the Year, the Shorebirds are excited to welcome in the next wave of Orioles stars in hopes of capturing their third South Atlantic League crown.

ABOUT THE DELMARVA SHOREBIRDS

The Delmarva Shorebirds were founded in 1996 and have been the Class-A affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles since 1997. The Shorebirds have won two South Atlantic League championships in 1997 and 2000 and were named MiLB.com Minor League Team of the Year in 2019 after going 90-48 in the regular season. Based in Salisbury, Md., the Shorebirds are proud to represent the entire Delmarva Peninsula and have hosted two SAL All-Star Games in 1999 and 2011. Since 2007 the Shorebirds have been owned by 7th Inning Stretch, LP, headed by chairman Tom Volpe and president/general manager Pat Filippone and based in Stockton, Calif.

ABOUT PSC

Professional Sports Catering, LLC (PSC) was founded in 2006 with the objective of focusing on the foodservice needs of today’s sophisticated Minor League Baseball franchises. As an owner of multiple affiliated Minor League Baseball teams, CEO Tom Dickson modeled PSC as a cutting-edge food and beverage company that understands and caters to the unique needs of these mid-sized baseball stadiums. PSC’s sole mission is to deliver a world class experience to minor league baseball fans while creating an unparalleled level of partnership with its clients. PSC began its first season with two clients and is proud today to have grown into the industry leader in minor league baseball, operating at over 30 ballparks nationwide. In 2014, PSC announced a subsidiary partnership with Levy, who have become active partners in the growth and vision of the company.

Opening Night is set for Thursday, April 9, when the Shorebirds play host to the Asheville Tourists, Class-A affiliate of the Colorado Rockies. Individual tickets, full season, half-season, and 12/22 game mini-plan ticket packages can be purchased now at www.theshorebirds.com.