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Footy food and cold beer to get upgrade at Westpac Stadium

Mar 18th, 2014 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Lead Story, Most Popular, News, Sport

STADIUM-GOERS sick of standard footy food will be able to swap hotdogs and chips for steak sandwiches, vegetarian burritos and even Yorkshire puddings.

The new menu should be on offer by the end of next month at Westpac Stadium.

It will be available in the new public mezzanine level as well as from six new food carts around the concourse.

Wellington Regional Stadium Trust CEO, Shane Harmon, said the move to include a wider variety of food comes in part from recognising the need for a higher level of cuisine.

“Wellington is quite a ‘foodie’ city and there is a higher level of expectation.”

Mr Harmon announced the initiative this morning after being asked about the limited food options available at the stadium by Councillor Nicola Young at the Wellington City Council’s Economic Growth and Arts Committee meeting.

Items on the new menu, which also includes pulled pork sandwiches, fried rice and pasta dishes, will cost under $10 with some dishes being cooked in front of patrons on hot plates.

Mr Harmon said that the new menu is a trial process and that it would be constantly reviewed, allowing the stadium the ability to add and retire items depending on popularity.

The stadium will also begin cold pouring beer on the eastern side of the concourse at the end of next month, allowing for a greater range of beers to be considered by those hiring the stadium.

“Most often the organisation hiring the stadium has the pouring rights.

“As we can only allow plastic bottles, that really limits the brands of beer that can be used.

“Hopefully this will allow for us to be able to use a greater range of beers.”

Mr Harmon and heads of other council controlled organisations addressed the meeting at which their financial statements were presented.

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