Many Major League Baseball teams are now offering ‘peanut controlled’ baseball games at their venues. This concept is quite refreshing, and is a positive step towards the inclusion and awareness of food allergies in the sports community.
The Milwaukee Brewers have scheduled four games this season featuring ‘peanut-controlled’ sections. Although they warn that these areas are not specifically peanut-free, they are taking great measures to create a peanut-controlled atmosphere by posting signs restricting peanut products in those specific sections and performing additional cleaning in advance. However, they do warn that they ‘cannot guarantee the absence of peanut particle and residue.’ Fans with peanut allergies should still take precautions. Their website also gives instructions as to which entrance/exit to use that will help eliminate undue exposure to peanuts.
Other MLB teams are also offering sections or sky boxes that are peanut-free or peanut-controlled. Kudos to all of the participating teams! It’s not always ‘peanuts and cracker jacks’ for every MLB fan.