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Translation Not Lost on Delaware North

Concessionaire to test Google Assistant Interpreter, starting in back-of-house operations A futuristic universal language translator – like the one from “Star Trek” — is beaming into select sports stadiums serviced by concessionaire Delaware North sometime this year. The Google Assistant Interpreter was introduced last year and finished testing at Dream Downtown New York City, Caesars Las Vegas and the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport, among other locations in 2019. Delaware North will be the first hospitality company to use the software. The interpreter works in real time. The user speaks a language into the system and it is translated into one of 29 other languages: Arabic, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Filipino (Tagalog), Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian and Vietnamese. The translator software was brought to Delaware North’s attention through its partnership with Google. “Our […]

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Delaware North Partners in Swing Suite Projects

State Farm Arena in Atlanta was the first sports venue to incorporate Topgolf’s Swing Suite simulator into the facility. (Courtesy Atlanta Hawks) Concessions company makes its bid for a foothold in mixed-use developments near stadiums and arenas Delaware North has partnered with Topgolf to open multiple Swing Suite simulators in Atlanta, Boston and Green Bay, Wis., all part of mixed-use developments tied to sports venues in those markets. Sportservice, the company’s sports concessions group, will run the locations — at The Battery Atlanta, Titletown in Green Bay, and the Hub on Causeway in Boston  — said Jerry Jacobs Jr., Delaware North’s co-chief executive officer. The Hub on Causeway surrounds TD Garden, the Boston arena where the NHL’s Bruins and NBA’s Celtics play. Delaware North is a developer and the operator of the development; it also owns and operates TD Garden and owns the Bruins. Topgolf Swing Suites patrons use real clubs […]

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