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Posted on: Tue, 07/24/2001 - 1:32pm
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Joined: 01/31/2001 - 09:00

Teresa - any info if the new ballpark in Pittsburgh has done anything to accomodate PA individuals? I wanted to get Pirates tickets this weekend for my DH's birthday, and thought my DD would love to go, too, but the peanuts really worry me.
Actually we are from Cleveland, Jonathan's Mom, and I would never consider taking my daughter to an Indians game since they always have such large crowds I think it would be so hard to stay away from peanuts at Jacobs Field! (Sorry Pirates fans, I thought your stadium may not be as crowded and may be easier to take my DD to a game there!) Then again, maybe I will just ask my in-laws to babysit and enjoy a game with just my hubby!

Posted on: Thu, 07/26/2001 - 10:56am
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Joined: 03/27/2001 - 09:00

Concerned Mom, I recently called the new PNC Park about accomodating people with peanut allergies. I talked to someone in their customer service dept., and basically they don't have anything in place currently, or any immediate plans. They said they would consider it for the future, and that I should write a letter. I just haven't gotten around to that yet. Maybe you could call (look for the Pittsburgh Pirates, not PNC Park when calling.) It seems that it would have something to do with how many tickets they have sold for a particular game. We have gone twice this year. The first time (it was the opener), there were people behind us eating peanuts, but there were enough of us there, that we just exchanged seats so my kids didn't have to be near it. They were fine. The second time, there was no one anywhere near us eating peanuts. It was great. Good luck. Please post if you do go or contact them. Thanks.

Posted on: Wed, 05/29/2002 - 7:40am
Patti PeanutAllergy Com's picture
Joined: 09/14/2007 - 09:00

Ballparks Become Allergy Sensitive
Mon May 20, 2:41 PM ET
By KATHRYN MASTERSON, Associated Press Writer
Yahoo article link below

Posted on: Thu, 05/30/2002 - 12:23am
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As an adult with food allergies I agree with a previous post. I don't feel comfortable inconveniencing others by asking them not to eat something. This WOULD be different if it were my child, I know.
What I like about the article in previous post is that it is a "food free" section. I realize peanuts are a major problem at ball parks, but the odour of warm pretzels (with sesame seeds) could set me and lots of other people off.
When I was at a game last year the guy beside me was eating peanuts. I changed seats with my niece and got "the look". I explained why I was moving. He apologized for eating them and asked if I was "odour sensitive" he would put them away. I said I'm not, but wouldn't mind if he would change seats with his friend to put a little more space between us. When the wind picked up he actually did put them away without being asked. I guess for every 10 nasties, we get to meet one nice.


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