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If a fan buys a beverage from a walking vendor at the 2012 Super Bowl at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis on Feb. 5, they will be doing business with the same Oldham County company that serves beverages at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium, Churchill Downs and Kentucky Speedway.
Rocket Man Inc., based in Buckner, manages the walking vendor program at Lucas Oil Stadium, host of the NFL championship and home of the Indianapolis Colts and other events.
Mark Haertzen, the company’s founder and president, said the 2012 Super Bowl will be Rocket Man’s fourth appearance at the big game.
Rocket Man worked previously at the Super Bowls in Jacksonville, Fla. (2005), Miami (2006), and Tampa, Fla. (2010).
“Obviously, being involved in the most watched sporting event in the world is a very special opportunity for our company,” Haertzen said.
“We’ve worked at Lucas Oil Stadium and the RCA Dome for over a decade and are thrilled to be part of this extraordinary event,” he continued.
Rocket Man Inc. sells food and beverages through walking vendors in more than 20 major sports and entertainment venues in six states. Clients include NFL stadiums, racetracks, major league ballparks, NBA arenas, and outdoor music centers.
The company’s workforce, comprised of 1,500 professional “hawkers,” have appeared at the World Series, Super Bowl, NBA Finals, Ryder Cup, Kentucky Derby, NCAA Final Four, and NASCAR Sprint Cup Races.