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Sodexo boxes clever at St James’ Park

Screen Shot 2016-04-07 at 16.09.00A LEADING UK catering company has entered into partnership with a major sports promoter to bring regular boxing to one of football’s most famous venues

Sodexo Prestige Venues & Events, which manages conferencing and events at Newcastle United FC’s St James’ Park stadium, has teamed up with Wraith Promotions to host a range of boxing related activities over the coming months.

The partnership comes after the stadium was given the green light by governing body, The British Boxing Board of Control, following a site visit to determine the venue’s suitability.

Now, a series of events, such as Q and A sessions, talk-ins, screenings and even live matches, is in the pipeline, with the first taking place at the stadium’s Terrace Bar on Saturday (9 April).

An Evening with Tim Witherspoon and Tony Tucker will give fight fans the chance to listen to the two former world champions talk about their careers before watching Anthony Joshua take on Charles Martin in the World IBF Heavyweight title on the big screen.

“We are delighted to be bringing boxing to the stadium on a regular basis,” said Samantha Doyle, sales and marketing manager for Sodexo at St James’ Park. 

“Few venues can provide the range and versatility St James’ Park can offer, by way of event space or match the quality, standard and diversity of our catering operation, as the Boxing Board recognised. 

“And, of, course, we also have the twin advantages of being an easily accessible town centre stadium, allied with plenty of on-site parking.

“We now very much look forward to welcoming boxing – along with football – fans to the stadium.”

“As a promoter and a big Newcastle United fan it’s always been my dream to bring my events to St James’ Park,” said Steve Wraith of Wraith Promotions.

“The professional boxing scene is very vibrant in the North East and I am delighted, both for myself and for the fighters, that that dream will now become a reality.”

For tickets and further information on upcoming boxing events, visit www.proboxingnewcastlegateshead.com.

For information about conferencing and events at St James’s Park call 0191 201 8525 or e-mail candb@nufc.co.uk

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