Port Vale have announced that they will be providing in-house catering next season along with the launch of a “Vale Deli” and the trial of a pre-paid system.
The brand new “Vale Deli” will have a varied menu – which will be printed in the official match day programme – including a terrific selection of alcoholic beverages for supporters to enjoy.
We want to improve every area of the club we can and we feel this is a real opportunity to do that…
Chairman Norman Smurthwaite told the official Port Vale website that the club will take onboard suggestions from fans.
He commented: “We want to improve every area of the club we can and we feel this is a real opportunity to do that.
“We’re looking forward to hearing sensible suggestions from fans as ultimately they are the primary consumers on match days.”
A dedicated email address for such suggestions will be announced soon.
The club will also be implementing a pre-pay option for supporters, which will be trialed at the Notts County friendly on Tuesday evening.
Fans will be able to purchase £5 food and drink vouchers at the ticket office, club shop or turnstiles and redeem them at the kiosks located on the concourse.
“We have seen pre-pay options work very well at other clubs,” the chairman added. “It’s something I think the supporters will find very convenient.
“This is another initiative that will help make things more affordable both for fans and the club as it allows us to properly gauge the amount of stock needed for each game.”