Arsenal issue writ over stadium catering dispute

Premier League football club Arsenal is reportedly suing one of its corporate box holders for £375,000 after an alleged dispute over catering.

Metro reported today that the Gunners have launched a High Court writ against Capstone Sports Management that claims it stopped paying for executive seats at the Emirates Stadium when guests were prevented from eating their packed lunch.

According to the writ, Capstone also complained after club staff prevented its guests from slicing their own bread.

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Arsenal claim the company said ‘the level of service and hospitality… was being deliberately compromised’ by catering sub-contractors at the stadium.

The club says it received a letter from Capstone’s lawyers that stated it had stopped payments because the club had ‘promised… but failed to take any proper action’ about the sandwich incident that took place during a match two years ago.

The paper said that Capstone was allegedly obliged to pay a total of £465,000 in instalments for its executive box until 2016. But it claims that payments stopped in April 2012.

The company denies Arsenal’s claims.

Metro said that Arsenal’s lawyers deny the service provided ‘was deliberately compromised’ or that it ‘failed to take any proper action in relation to Capstone’s complaint’.

The club also argues that, even if the alleged incidents happened as described, it was not a breach of contract.

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