Baseball Stadiums

Posted on: Wed, 06/20/2001 - 12:39am
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Hi everyone,
We went to a Braves game here at Turner Field last night, which was probably stupid of me. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img] When we asked a worker if it would be ok for us to move (we were surrounded by people eating peanuts - big surprise), she said no. We explained our situation, and the look on her face said, "So, why in the heck did you bring your Peanut allergic kid to a ballgame?!?!" And she still said no. Well, we moved anyway, and didn't have a problem.
While we were there, I had an idea! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img] For my fellow Georgian PAs, we could form a group, write letters to Turner Field, and push Peanut Free Zones! PA people in other states could do this as well. Find other PA folks near you and form a group!
What do you think of my idea? Sorry I'm not very good at putting ideas into words, but I hope everyone sees what I am trying to say.
Stay safe! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

[This message has been edited by PAGirl (edited June 20, 2001).]

Posted on: Wed, 06/20/2001 - 1:06am
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Don't forget those of us in Alabama... we used to drive the 2 1/2 hours to go to Braves games all the time. (Both sets of grandparents lived in Atlanta) We went to lots of games at Fulton County Stadium but I've only been to two at Turner Field. However, I have plenty of family that would be happy to send e-mail, phone call whatever. Since my sister was heartbroken I wouldn't go to Saturday's game with her.
1) I wouldn't take a 10 month to a baseball game
2) I wouldn't take a 10 month old with peanut allergies to a baseball game
3) I would just be returning from a week long trip and all i wanted to do was go home
BTW, she didn't get to go either as she ended up having an emergency appendectomy/
But if I never get to take him to a game I would be heartbroken as that was part of my childhood I would love to share with him.

Posted on: Wed, 06/20/2001 - 2:49am
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PA Girl -
I think it's a good idea! My husband and I have talked about this - what would be ideal is if you could get a socially conscious corporation to sponsor a "peanut-free" skybox or section.
Of course here in Cincinnati you'd probably have the entire stadium to yourself right now (the Reds are SO bad this year!)
Good luck if you go for it!
Jackie

Posted on: Wed, 06/20/2001 - 3:38am
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I think this is a wonderful idea! We have a local minor league team (West Tenn Diamond Jaxx). It is a minor league team for the Chicago Cubs. My husband loves to go, but I will not take my 13 month old PA son to game either. We even had tickets to a sky box, but there were peanuts all over it too. My husband has a passion for baseball and I know he will want to take our son when he is older. My brother lives in Alabama and often goes to Braves games too. I also want to organize something. I think a peanut free zone would be excellent!! It would't even have to be that large of a section, just a few rows. I would like to start locally, but would be glad to help contact the Braves also. What should we do first? I find their website and E-mail them. Any more ideas?
Ginger
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Posted on: Wed, 06/20/2001 - 3:33pm
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This topic really hits home with me. I have a 9 1/2 year old son who literally bleeds baseball and has since the moment he could walk. He is a fabulous player and knows every statistic and player in the game.
Just this year he has decided that he won't go to anymore baseball games. He feels uncomfortable with all the peanuts...on the ground, in the air, and everywhere in between. I think he is at the age that he realizes that he is surrounded by things that could potentially kill him. That is a real concept for him now.
It breaks my heart. We live in the San Francisco Bay Area and have season tickets to the Giants. He won't go to any more games. I contacted customer service and they said there was absolutely nothing they could do. There is not a place in the stadium where they don't serve or sell peanuts.
I think that we need to try and change this...the provide special seating for wheelchairs (as they should), why can't they provide a peanut-free zone?

Posted on: Thu, 06/21/2001 - 10:32am
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Hi everyone -
thanks so much for all the replies! I'll try to find the Turner field website, and their snail mail address. I'll post when I find it. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img]

Posted on: Thu, 06/21/2001 - 10:35am
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OK, here's Turner field's snail mail address and phone #:
Turner Field
755 Hank Aaron Drive
Atlanta, Georgia 30302
(404) 522-7630
I'm still looking for their email address.
Here's the snail mail and phone for Wrigley Field in Chicago, in case anyone there wants to write to them about peanut free zones. I'll try to find as many ballpark addresses as I can:
1060 West Addison Street
Chicago, Illinois 60613-4397
Tickets: (773) 404-CUBS]
I hope these are correct!
Here's the address and phone for the stadium in San Fransisco:
24 Willie Mays Plaza
San Francisco, CA 94107
(415) 972-2000
Alright, I'm just going to give you all the web address for the site I'm using to find these addresses:
[url="http://www.ballparks.com/baseball/index.htm"]http://www.ballparks.com/baseball/index.htm[/url]
Hope this helps!
[This message has been edited by PAGirl (edited June 21, 2001).]

Posted on: Sat, 06/23/2001 - 2:23am
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More contact info for the braves:
By Phone:
(404) 522-7630
(877) 858-5545 (shop)
By Mail:
Atlanta Braves
P.O. Box 4064
Atlanta, GA 30302-4064
By E-mail:
[email]fanfeedback@braves.mlb.com[/email]
[email]tickets@braves.mlb.com[/email]
[email]shop@braves.mlb.com[/email]
[email]sitehelp@braves.mlb.com[/email]
[email]retailshop@braves.mlb.com[/email]
And they have a form on their website where you can leaves comments and stuff too...
[url="http://braves.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/atl/help/atl_help_contact_us.jsp"]http://braves.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/atl/help/atl_help_contact_us.jsp[/url]

Posted on: Sat, 06/23/2001 - 2:27am
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I almost forgot... you can get this informaion for any mlb baseball team by typing in teamname.mlb.com
for the braves its [url="http://braves.mlb.com"]http://braves.mlb.com[/url]
for the cubs it would [url="http://cubs.mlb.com"]http://cubs.mlb.com[/url]
etc...
at the bottom of the first page for each team it has a "help/contact us" button and if you click on it you will get all the contact info

Posted on: Sun, 06/24/2001 - 10:08am
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Great idea PA Girl and Blackmoss, but I'm feeling really cranky about your Braves today since we are diehard Met fans, and your guys KILLED our guys this weekend! My kids are going to need years of therapy after this. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img]
Amy

Posted on: Mon, 06/25/2001 - 5:12am
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Hey Amy! I'm right there with you in your grief over the Mets!
I went to Shea a few weeks ago and made the decision to never bring my 7 year old daughter, although all my kids LOVE baseball.
My sister pointed out the alcohol free section, it was in the nose bleed section. So my hopes for a peanut free zone are nil.
Also, what about all the peanut eating people walking around the restrooms, etc?
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