The sport of baseball has been doing wonderful things for fans with food allergies. I’m happy to report you can add one more team to this growing list of baseball teams! The Chicago White Sox will host a “Peanut-Controlled Zone” on Tuesday, April 17th, 2012 at 7:10 p.m. against the Baltimore Orioles.
Ali Novak does public relations for the Chicago White Sox and she emailed me the below press release to share with you. Thank you, Ali! And…thank you, White Sox!
WHITE SOX HOST A “PEANUT-CONTROLLED ZONE”
Reserved Seating Area Will Provide Haven for Fans
Who Suffer Severe Peanut Allergies
CHICAGO – The Chicago White Sox will host a “Peanut-Controlled Zone” on Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at 7:10 p.m. against the Baltimore Orioles.
To provide fans who suffer from severe peanut allergies with the safest environment possible, no peanuts, nor anything containing peanuts, will be allowed or sold in three reserved sections of the Club Level at U.S. Cellular Field. The concession stands closest to those special sections will not sell peanuts and the area will be meticulously cleaned and inspected prior to the game.
“This is another example of us responding to fan feedback,” said Brooks Boyer, White Sox senior vice president of sales and marketing. “Hopefully, some of our fans and families who typically could not attend a White Sox home game due to potential allergic reactions will be able to enjoy an evening of White Sox baseball at U.S. Cellular Field.”
The tickets are specially priced at $36.50 and include $10 in “Bonus Bux” that can be used to buy food and beverage at any permanent club level concession stand. There are approximately 200 seats available, so fans are encouraged to order tickets early.
For the least peanut-exposed path to the game, the club suggests entering through the Chicago Sports Depot near Gate 5 on the north side of 35th Street. From the second level exit of the store, escalators lead up to a bridge over the street which ends at the Club Level concourse.
Fans interested in purchasing tickets and seating in the peanut-free section should email or call Dustin Milliken at firstname.lastname@example.org or (312) 674-5186.
© 2012 Chicago White Sox
Editor’s Note: For more information, please contact Alli Novak in the White Sox public relations department at (312) 674-5318.