Independence Events Center selects Ovations Food Services

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Independence Events Center Selects Exclusive Food and Beverage Provider, Ovations Food Services

October 10, 2013 (Independence, MO) – The Independence Events Center partnered with Ovations Food Services, a specialist in providing food and beverage catering and concession services at public assembly facilities, to bring their signature Everything’s Fresh™ approach to the Center. The independence Events Center, home to the CHL’s Missouri Mavericks and the MISL’s Missouri Comets, is a state-of-the-art arena with 5,800 seats and 29 suites, located 15 miles east of Kansas City in Independence, MO.

Ovations will take over food and beverage operations at the Independence Events Center on October 14, 2013 and will immediately begin implementing their Everything’s Fresh™ program. Ovations will improve the look and quality of the Center’s food and beverage outlets as well as premium catering areas, reflecting the local flavor of Missouri.

Ovations creates customized menus in each venue in which they operate and everything is prepared fresh. Therefore, guests will never find pre-wrapped foods, providing an experience unlike any other.

“Ovations’ team looks forward to providing Independence Events Center guests a one-of-a-kind experience each time they visit,” said Michael Ransom, Ovations’ Area General Manager. “Our dedication to the highest quality food and service is unmatched and we are excited to bring this fresh approach to the Center.”

“We are proud to select Ovations Food Services as our food and beverage partner at the Independence Events Center,” said Mike Young, Independence Events Center General Manager. “Ovations is a recognized leader in the food service industry and their signature Everything’s Fresh™ approach will enhance our fan experience by providing the highest quality food service, at a great value to our customers.”

About Ovations Food Services, LP: A nationally ranked food service company, Ovations Food Services ( delivers fresh menus, fresh management and fresh ideas to public assembly venues, hotels and casinos throughout the United States and Canada. Ovations specializes in food, beverage, merchandise and hospitality services for stadiums, arenas, convention centers, fairgrounds, expo-centers, racetracks, zoos, performing arts centers, amphitheaters, casinos and hotels. Considered by many as the best managed and most innovative company in the industry, Ovations’ results oriented senior management team has been involved in managing almost every major public assembly facility throughout the United States and Canada.

About Comcast Spectacor: Ovations’ parent company, Comcast-Spectacor® ( is the Philadelphia-based sports and entertainment company which owns the Philadelphia Flyers (NHL), the home arena for both the Flyers and the NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers, the Wells Fargo Center, and four Flyers Skate Zone community ice skating and hockey rinks. In addition, Comcast-Spectacor is also the principal owner of Global Spectrum, the fastest growing firm in the public assembly management field with more than 115 facilities throughout the United States and Canada; New Era Tickets, a ticketing and marketing company for public assembly facilities; Front Row Marketing Services, a commercial rights sales company; FanOne, a digital fan marketing company; and Paciolan, the leading provider of venue enablement, ticketing, fundraising and marketing technology solutions.

About the Independence Events Center: The Independence Events Center hosts a variety of events including: concerts; trade shows; professional, collegiate and high school sporting events, festivals, community ceremonies and is home to the Missouri Mavericks, of the Central Hockey League and the Missouri Comets, of the Major Indoor Soccer League. The Independence Events Center features a state-of-the art arena with 5,800 fixed seats, 29 suites, 2,200 parking spaces and a year-round ice facility. Additional information about the Independence Events Center and Centerpoint Community Ice is centrally located off of Interstate 70, Highway 40 and MO 291 is available at

Contact: Kristen Thompson, Ovations’ Director of Marketing or (813) 909-2178 x 123.

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