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New Rochdale Catering Partnership With Lancashire Hospitality Co-operation

11 August 2021

Rochdale AFC are delighted to announce a new catering partnership with The Lancashire Hospitality Co-operation, who will be providing matchday catering services in all of our catering kiosks.

Dale Chairman Simon Gauge said: “We are extremely pleased to bring fans a matchday catering provision that they deserve. Our aim is to deliver the best quality matchday food unrivalled in any League and make it so good, fans will come early to the game, just to experience the food. We want to be a club that puts the fan’s experience first.”

We know that the backbone of any matchday food is a good pie and The Northern Pie Company, based in Milnrow, will be supplying all the pies at the Crown Oil Arena. On the menu every week will be meat and potato, steak, cheese & onion, chicken balti and chicken, ham & leek pies, plus a different pie of the week each game. We will also be serving a tasty bean, cheese & sausage roll for our younger supporters, vegan sausage rolls and matchday kebabs (chicken and vegetarian). Plus, your usual hot drinks; Bovril and a delicious beefy beef soup - perfect to warm any supporter on a cold winter’s day. Our promise to the fans is we won’t sell out, pies will be served warm, stuffed full of ingredients, cooked fresh and taste delicious.  

As a family driven club, we appreciate the importance of our younger fans and, as part of our serious obligation to our younger supporters, easy peelers will also be offered free to every child, every game.

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Tom McNeeney, Business Development Manager of The Lancashire Hospitality Co-operation, commented: “The opportunity to create a partnership like this comes once in a lifetime. We’ve worked tirelessly to design a matchday offering that is familiar but trendsetting. We are a local company, staffed by local people, fronted by the Rochdale businessman of the year and some of the finest catering minds in the industry. We want to prove that great food can be anywhere, even pitch side.”

Frances Fielding, Commercial Director, added: “We are very excited to work with The Lancashire Hospitality Co-operation and The Northern Pie Company and are confident that fans will be not just impressed, but blown away with new offering and left with a lasting impression long after the final whistle.”

Rochdale AFC working in partnership with The Lancashire Hospitality Co-operation and The Northern Pie Company are proud to finally be putting real food, made in Rochdale, into fans’ hands.

Check out our new menu below and take a look at our new food range in our gallery above.

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