STOCKTON, CA – The Stockton Ports, MiLB affiliate of the Oakland Athletics, 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 Banner Island Ballpark, including concessions, premium, and all special events held at
STOCKTON, CA – The Stockton Ports, MiLB affiliate of the Oakland Athletics, 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 Banner Island Ballpark, including concessions, premium, and all special events held at the facility.
“Partnering with PSC as the new food and beverage provider for the Stockton Ports and Banner Island Ballpark was an easy decision,” Ports President Pat Filippone said. “Food and beverage is an essential aspect of the ballpark experience for our fans and we look forward to providing the highest quality products and service to our fans at Banner Island Ballpark all summer long.”
“We are thrilled to partner with Tom Volpe, Pat Filippone, and the Stockton Ports team”, said PSC’s 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 Ports’ 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.”
Banner Island Ballpark opened in 2005 and has been the home of Stockton Ports baseball since its inception. Banner Island Ballpark will host the 2020 California League All-Star Game on June 23 for the first time since 2007, a game that featured future Major League Baseball players David Freese, Chris Davis and Darren O’Day. Banner Island Ballpark is the newest ballpark in the California League and will feature a new video board for fans and players to enjoy this All-Star season.
ABOUT THE STOCKTON PORTS
The Stockton Ports franchise was founded in 1941 and has been a proud member of the California League since its inception. The Ports have won a league-leading 11 Cal League championships during their storied tenure in California’s Central Valley. Currently the Class-A Advanced affiliate of the Oakland Athletics, the Ports have been affiliated with 10 MLB franchises including the Milwaukee Brewers from 1979-2000. The Ports are proud to be one of three teams owned by 7th Inning Stretch, LLC, a Stockton-based baseball ownership group headed by Tom Volpe. Volpe acquired the Ports in 2002 and added current team President Pat Filippone to the ownership group in 2006.
Professional Sports Catering, LLC (PSC) was founded in 2006 with the objective of focusing on the food service 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.
The Ports begin play on April 7, and will open up at home against the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes at Banner Island Ballpark. The Ports will also be hosting the 2020 California League All-Star game on June 23. Season tickets and mini-plans are available for purchase online at www.stocktonports.com, or on the phone at 209-644-1900.