Industry News | October 7, 2010

Papa John's Chalks Up Another NFL Home

While New Meadowlands Stadium shares its facility with two NFL teams, it is now home to only one pizza provider: Papa John’s.

Resulting from a partnership announced by Papa John’s International Inc. and New Meadowlands Stadium, all 82,000-plus fans attending each New York Giants and New York Jets home games, as well as other stadium events, are able to enjoy the fresh taste of Papa John’s.

Papa John’s pizza will be sold at pizza stands throughout the stadium and will be available on suite and club menus beginning mid-November.

The sponsorship further enhances Papa John’s position as the official pizza sponsor of the NFL and Super Bowls XLV, XLVI, and XLVII through the 2012 NFL season, and brings to 14 the number of NFL franchises for which Papa John’s is the official pizza sponsor, including the Arizona Cardinals, Atlanta Falcons, Baltimore Ravens, Dallas Cowboys, Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts, Miami Dolphins, Philadelphia Eagles, Seattle Seahawks, St. Louis Rams, Tennessee Titans, and Washington Redskins.

“From the earliest building plans to the final construction of the stadium, we have paid the utmost attention to delivering the very best fan experience,” says Mark Lamping, president and CEO of New Meadowlands Stadium Company LLC. “Partnering with Papa John’s further proves our dedication to superior quality in everything we do and sell here.”

“We are excited to be the official pizza of New Meadowlands Stadium and to provide special offers to Jets and Giants fans, and other visitors to this incredible stadium,” says Richard Schragger, NYC Co-op president for Papa John’s. Papa John’s has more than 130 locations throughout the tri-state area.

“Consistent with our brand promise, Papa John’s always delivers better ingredients, better pizza, which, in our eyes, makes for a better football experience,” says Andrew Varga, Papa John’s chief marketing officer.