Texas A&M University has announced a contract with Levy Restaurants to oversee food and hospitality operations in all TAMU athletic facilities, including Kyle Field, Blue Bell Park and Reed Arena. The facilities had been excluded from a prior agreement between Levy parent company Compass USA and Texas A&M covering other campus food service operations.
“Levy’s creativity and unmatched expertise in the sports and entertainment world will have a dramatic impact on our fans and the community as a whole,” says TAMU Interim President Dr. Mark Hussey. “Their passion for building relationships with local partners and commitment to creating a dynamic experience will undoubtedly help us set a new standard in collegiate sports.”
“We love the rich tradition of Texas A&M and share their uncompromising pursuit of excellence,” notes Levy President/CEO Andy Lansing. “We are thrilled to create an authentic experience that honors the spirit of the 12th Man and to welcome each and every guest with great food and warm hospitality.”
According to terms of the agreement, Levy will help inform the Kyle Field redevelopment project with a priority on expanding dining options, enhancing menus and elevating hospitality for all guests. The 12-year deal includes $1.75mm in capital investment and over $18mm in bonuses and advance commissions and is believed to be the largest and best athletic facility agreement in the US collegiate market, according to a Texas A&M pores release.
“Our goal is to create a unique Aggie game day environment that welcomes fans with a best in class experience,” offers Chancellor John Sharp. “Levy is the leader in creating game-changing food and hospitality and the perfect partner as we take the game day to the next level for our students, fans and visitors.”