Rangers F.C.-Levy to lay a spread for fans


Glasgow Rangers announces partnership with Levy Image: Glasgow Rangers

The Scottish professional football club Rangers F.C. (UK) are delighted to announce an exciting new commercial partnership with Levy UK to provide best-in-class matchday food and beverage experiences at their home facility – Ibrox Stadium.

The ‘Glasgow Rangers’ stated that the partnership will be based on an innovative joint profit share arrangement, with the majority of profits being retained by Rangers.

The Rangers Football Club is a Scottish professional football club based in the Govan district of Glasgow (Scotland) which plays in the Scottish Premiership. Although not its official name, it is often referred to as Glasgow Rangers outside Scotland.

The Ibrox Stadium is a football stadium on the South side of the River Clyde in the Ibrox area of Glasgow, Scotland. The home of Rangers Football Club, Ibrox is the third largest football stadium in Scotland (UK), with an all-seated capacity of 50,817.

Levy UK is the catering and hospitality partner to many of United Kingdom’s iconic sport, leisure, heritage, performing venues, conference, and exhibition centers.

The ‘Glasgow Rangers’ further stated that industry leaders Levy supply catering to several top UK stadia and venues, such as the 14,300-capacity OVO Hydro in Glasgow, Scotland, the 41,837-capacity Stamford Bridge in London, England, the 62,850-capacity Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England, and the 42,682-capacity Villa Park in Aston, England.

Ibrox is Levy’s first sporting venue in Scotland, and they will work closely with Compass Scotland to deliver the same high-level quality and catering expertise provided at Levy’s venues across the globe.

Compass Scotland is a localized offering of Compass Group UK (food, hospitality and support services) dedicated to supporting its clients and the community in Scotland.

Levy and Compass Scotland already work together successfully and together, they acted as the primary catering partner at the COP26 conference (United Nations Climate Change Conference) held in Glasgow last year.

Levy will serve Rangers fan favorites, embracing the history and global heritage of the club, while aiming to both modernize and enhance the food offering with a focus on sustainable, local Scottish produce, in line with the company’s journey to net zero by 2027.

In addition to the culinary expertise, Levy will introduce upgraded, innovative technology including digital screens and other frictionless technologies to maximize the fan experience, engagement and evolve the matchday experience across all levels.

In close partnership with Rangers, Levy will also be managing non-matchday meetings, conferences and events, including private celebrations and Christmas parties. Together, Rangers and Levy will be relaunching the club restaurant in the fantastic new Blue Sky Lounge later this year.

Commenting on the new partnership, James Bisgrove, Commercial and Marketing Director at Rangers, said, “The Rangers board is excited by the potential of this new partnership with Levy and the innovation they will undoubtedly bring to the catering offering both on matchdays and non-matchdays at Ibrox Stadium. The commercial opportunity for the club is vast given the innovative profit share model we have agreed, with the majority of profits being retained by the club.”

Exulted Jon Davies, Managing Director, Levy UK, “We’re thrilled to partner with Rangers F.C. and to provide catering services at one of the largest sporting stadiums in Scotland. Compass Scotland already has strong roots in Glasgow, and we’re confident we’ll wow supporters and other guests at Ibrox as we deliver our award-winning expertise from across Scotland and the rest of the United Kingdom. With a focus on improving the guest experience, enhancing local, sustainable and plant-forward options, and creating local employment opportunities, we’re excited about this partnership and can’t wait to get started.”

The new partnership will also facilitate further local employment and apprenticeship opportunities as part of Levy and Compass Scotland’s commitment to reinvesting in their people.

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