Thursday, December 17, 2009

Red Sox to Have 2 Peanut-Friendly Games in 2010

From an email from the Red Sox:

The "April 25th and September 19th games are on-sale now and you can reserve your tickets by emailing Michael Lawlor at Much like last season, these seats will be located in the Coca-Cola Left Field Pavilion section. Seats cost $75 each and we will have an allotment of Standing Room tickets at $25 each as well. The Standing Room area consists of a patio type area with a bar table, picnic tables, and fantastic view of the Boston skyline. All seats will be sold on a first-come, first-serve basis and inquiries will be processed in the order that they are received."

Thank you Red Sox!

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Kane County Cougars Peanut-Free Night

The Kane County Cougars are offering their third annual peanut-free night. The game is scheduled for 6:30 PM on Wednesday, July 8, 2009. For more information, visit the Kane County Cougar website at

"Tickets for the Peanut-Free Night can be ordered by calling the Cougars at (630) 232-8811 or clicking - here -. Ticket discounts for groups of 20 or more are available as well. That evening, gates to Elfstrom Stadium open at 5:30 p.m. and first pitch is scheduled for 6:30 p.m."

Friday, June 26, 2009

Washington Nationals Offer 2 Games With Peanut Safe Areas

Thank you to Jim Blitz for passing on the following information about 2 upcoming Washington Nationals games which will offer peanut-safe seating areas.

I have the ticket form in PDF but it is not possible to publish PDFs using Google Docs, so I've included it above as a GIF file. You should be able to view it full-size (and print it) if you click on each image. If that does not work for you, I would be pleased to send the PDF version upon request via email; just drop me a line at
The games are scheduled for Friday, July 24, at 7:05 PM and Sunday, August 23, at 1:35 PM. "The completed ticket order form and waiver should be e-mailed to Brian Beck at the Nationals at or faxed to him at (202)640-7659." To send in the form with a check, please mail it to the address on the form.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Frederick Keys Peanut-Free Night

For Immediate Release
June 1, 2009
“Peanut-free Night at the Keys Game”
Media Contact: Meg Sprouse
865-805-8970 or

Frederick Allergist Sponsors Peanut-Free Night at Keys Game

Frederick, MD – (June 1, 2009) When it comes to the dangers of food allergies, Dr. Lourdes Brigida Hunter wants Keys fans to know the score. For someone who is allergic to peanuts, a fun night at the ballpark can turn into a medical emergency.

To raise awareness about the dangers of peanut allergies, Dr. Hunter is sponsoring “peanut-free night” at the Frederick Keys baseball game on Thursday, June 25. The Keys will be taking on the Winston-Salem Dash in the first of a three-game series. To prepare for the event, Harry Grove Stadium will be washed down multiple times prior to the game to create a safe, peanut-free environment for allergy sufferers. Members of Dr. Hunter’s staff will be on hand to provide information about allergies and award a door prize. One of Dr. Hunter’s patients will have the honor of throwing out the first pitch of the game.

“An allergic reaction to peanuts can cause symptoms ranging from minor irritation to a life-threatening condition called anaphylaxis,” said Dr. Hunter. “People with peanut allergies are always at risk of having a serious reaction, even if symptoms have been mild in the past.” An allergist can conduct a skin test to confirm the existence or non-existence of peanut allergy.

Dr. Hunter is a Board Certified Allergist at Frederick Allergy and Asthma Center located at 201 Thomas Johnson Drive in Frederick. For more information call 301-360-0776 or

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Fort Wayne TinCaps "Peanut-Free Zone"

The Fort Wayne TinCaps are offering a "peanut-free" zone at the June 25 game. The peanut-free night game versus the South Bend Silber Hawks is scheduled for Thursday, June 25, at 7:05 pm at Parkview Field in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Tickets may be purchase at, by calling the TinCaps ticket office at (260) 482-6400, or from the ticket office during regular business hours. For more details, click here.

Lakewood (NJ) BlueClaws Peanut and Tree Nut "Free" Game

Thanks to Cheri Golub for sharing the following information!

CONTACT: CherĂ­ Golub, (732) 239-8374, or

Walk for Food Allergy to Kickoff Fundraising with the Lakewood BlueClaws

Public Invited to Join Long Branch Walkers at a Peanut- and Tree-Nut Free Baseball Game

LAKEWOOD, N.J. (June 15, 2009) -- The Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network will host an inaugural fundraising event at the Lakewood BlueClaws’ Game on Tuesday, August 4, 2009 at FirstEnergy Park, Lakewood. In an effort to help protect allergic fans and in honor of all individuals with food allergies, the BlueClaws will list every ingredient of every item sold. That evening, all items sold at the concession stands will be free of peanuts and tree nuts. All children ages 12 and under will get a free hot dog, nut-free chips, and soda!

Tickets are $10.00 and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Food Allergy Walk; Moving Toward a Cure in Long Branch, on Saturday, September 12, 2009.

The game against the Lake County (Ohio) Captains will begin at 7:05 PM. Fans are advised to arrive early as this will also be “Aviators Night,” which will showcase a pregame jet flyover, a military honor guard with the flag and other aviation exhibits outside the stadium.

For Food Allergy Awareness, BlueClaws has reserved 350 seats in the same section so fans with Walk team shirts or banners will have an opportunity to get “on scoreboard.” Tickets must be purchased at least 48 hours in advance; For more information on purchasing tickets, contact Jo Ann Molnar, Walk Co-Chair, at or 732-241-5444. Tickets will be available for pick up at Will Call.

For more information about the Lakewood BlueClaws go to:
FirstEnergy Stadium
2 Stadium Way, Lakewood, NJ 08701
(732) 901-7000

To register for the Long Branch Walk, visit
Photos from last years’ walk are available. Please contact CherĂ­ Golub.

Founded in 1991, the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN) is the world leader in information about food allergy, a potentially fatal condition that afflicts approximately 12 million Americans, or one out of every 25, and is rapidly increasing in prevalence. A nonprofit organization based in Fairfax, Va., FAAN has 30,000 members in the U.S., Canada, and 62 other countries. It is dedicated to increasing public awareness of food allergy and its consequences, to educating people about the condition, and to advancing research on behalf of all those affected by it. FAAN provides information and educational resources about food allergy to patients, their families, schools, health professionals, pharmaceutical companies, the food industry, and government officials. For more information, please visit FAAN at,, and

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Timber Rattlers Host Peanut Free Game July 8

The Wisconsin Timbler Rattlers will host a peanut-free game on Wednesday, July 8, at 7:05 pm.

Excerpt from the June 8 press release:

"Appleton, WI - The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers are giving fans with peanut allergies a chance to enjoy a baseball game. The Timber Rattlers will hold their first ever peanut free night during their game against the West Michigan Whitecaps on Wednesday, July 8 at 7:05 p.m.

All peanuts and peanut products will be moved off site and the entire ballpark will be cleaned to remove as many of the leftover peanut shells as possible. Any product containing peanuts or nuts, including sunflower seeds, will not be sold during the games. Peanut free night also means no sunflower seeds for the players on the field.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Birmingham Barons' Peanut Free Night

I recently received the following information from the Birmingham Barons:

"On Sunday, June 28th, the Birmingham Barons will have their Peanut Free Night. The Barons will be taking on the Mobile Bay Bears and the game will start at 5:05 ct. Following the last game of the prior home stand on Sunday June 21st, Regions Park will be pressure washed and all concession stands will be cleaned for peanut free night. All peanuts and peanut related products such as M&M’s and Snickers bars will be removed from the stadium. Also fans bags will be checked as they enter the stadium to ensure no peanuts are brought in."

Thursday, May 28, 2009 gets a little press got a nice little mention in the following Press Democrat article,
Peanuts not ballpark treat for everyone. Very glad to help make finding peanut-free and food-free seating at baseball games a little easier. Althought has only been around for a few months, I collected info on peanut-free and food-free seating last year as well, for, my primary site. There was SO much information, a dedicated website seemed appropriate for this season.

If you know of a peanut-free or food-free seating area or game which should be included, please feel free to email the info to me at Thanks!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Schaumburg Flyers Had Peanut-Free Opening Game

I did not hear about this game until after the fact, but it is worth recording here for next year. The Schaumburg Flyers opening night on May 22 was peanut-free. Those of you in the Schaumburg, Illinois area who missed opening night this season may want to make a mental note of this peanut-free event for next season.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

West Michigan Whitecaps Peanut Free Days

Press release regarding the Whitecaps Peanut-Free Days:

Peanut Free Days Coming to Fifth Third Ballpark

May 22nd, 2009
COMSTOCK PARK – The West Michigan Whitecaps will soon give fans with peanut allergies a chance to enjoy a baseball game. The Whitecaps will hold peanut free days during their games against Quad Cities on Tuesday, May 26 at 6:35 p.m. and Wednesday, May 27 at 11:00 a.m.

All peanuts and peanut products will be moved off site and the entire ballpark will be cleaned to remove as many of the leftover peanut shells as possible. Also, any product containing peanuts or nuts, including sunflower seeds, will not be sold during the games.

“We’ll be giving the whole ballpark a thorough cleaning to try to take care of any peanut residue,” said
Whitecaps Director of Food and Beverage Matt Timon. “While we won’t sell or cook peanuts that day, the Whitecaps can’t guarantee that there won’t be peanut residue in the park or that other fans won’t sneak peanuts into the ballpark.”

Timon added the Whitecaps’ vendors are on board with the decision to go peanut free.

“This is an important day for us,” said Timon. “Our vendors who sell peanuts and other peanut products have been incredibly supportive and they’re just as excited as we are to be able to offer this opportunity to people who would not normally be able to come to the ballpark.”

This will be the seventh season that the Whitecaps have offered peanut free days.

“Peanuts are as much a part of baseball as a home run,” said Whitecaps Director of Marketing and Media Relations Mickey Graham. “Unfortunately some fans aren’t able to come out to the ballpark because of their peanut allergy. We are giving those fans, especially kids, a chance to experience the ballpark atmosphere.

The Whitecaps return home to kick off a 10-game homestand on Tuesday, May 26 against the Quad Cities River Bandits at 6:35 p.m. Season, group, and individual tickets are on sale and can be purchased at the West Michigan Glass Block Ticket Office at Fifth Third Ballpark, by calling the Whitecaps front office at 616-784-4131 or visiting

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Detroit Tigers Peanut-Free Suites

Did you know that the Detroit Tigers have peanut-free suites at Comerica Park this season? Three more games with designated peanut-free suites this season are scheduled, and they are trying to add more. Upcoming games with peanut-free suites are:

"June 21st (Millwaukee Brewers vs. Detroit Tigers)
July 12th (Cleveland Indians vs. Detroit Tigers)
July 26th (Chicago White Sox vs. Detroit Tigers)

To reserve tickets fans should call 313-471-2361 and ask about the peanut-free suites for more information. "

Thanks to Daryl Kleiman of the Detroit Tigers for this information. Daryl, hope you don't mind I've cut and pasted directly from your email!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Camden Riversharks Have Peanut Free Section

"The Riversharks announced today that they will be adding a peanut free section to Campbell’s Field. Suite 319 will now serve only foods that do not contain peanuts or any peanut products or oils. Tickets in this section will be sold at the regular prices instead of suite prices. "

For more information, please visit or call 1.866.SHARKS.9.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Minnesota Twins Peanut-Free Skybox

"Peanut-Free Skybox
Minnesota Twins Reserve 4 games for food allergic fans

Take me out to the ballgame - but forget the peanuts! AFAA will again host the peanut-free skybox for 4 Minnesota Twins baseball games this season. No peanuts or peanut ingredients are allowed into the skybox! Snacks sold inside the skybox are reviewed and labeled, and are free from 6 of the 8 major allergens. (Note: food from Metrodome vendors is allowed into the skybox.)

Game dates: June 17, July 3, August 12, September 11.
Tickets are $31.

For tickets see Peanut-Free Skybox."

This excerpt is from a recent AFAA newsletter.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

St. Louis Cardinals' Peanut-Safe Games and River City Rascals' Peanut-Safe Wednesdays

Announcements from Gateway FEAST (Food Allergy, Eczema, and Asthma Support Team) of St. Louis, MO:

The St. Louis Cardinals have announced that there will be 3 peanut-safe games at Busch Stadium this season! With the success of the game last season, they felt it was necessary to extend this opportunity to more people. Same as last year, the peanut-safe section will be #328. The dates for this section are:

Saturday, April 11th vs. the Houston Astros at 3:10 p.m.
Monday, June 1st vs. the Cincinnati Reds at 7:15 p.m.
Wednesday, July 29th vs. the LA Dodgers at 7:15 p.m.

Tickets will be $14 (reduced from $27) and will be available for purchase Friday, March 13th, by calling the Busch Stadium Group Event Sales department at (314) 345-9500 and asking for peanut-safe section 328, or go to their website

In addition, the River City Rascals, who play at TR Hughes Stadium in O'Fallon, MO, are continuing their tradition of “Peanut-Safe Wednesdays”. Tickets for peanut-safe section 109 will go on sale Saturday, March 28th and cost $9 ($10 on game day). Call (636) 240-2287 to purchase tickets in section 109. The Rascals games where the peanut-safe section will be offered are:

Wednesday, May 27 vs. Florence Freedom at 7:05 p.m.
Wednesday, June 10 vs. Gateway Grizzlies at 7:05 p.m.
Wednesday, July 22 vs. Avon Professional Baseball at 7:05 p.m.
Wednesday, August 5 vs. Southern Illinois Miners at 7:05 p.m.
Wednesday, August 19 vs. Kalamazoo Kings at 7:05 p.m.
Wednesday, September 2 vs. Evansville Otters at 7:05 p.m.

Thank you for spreading the word!
Laura Veach, Sports Event Coordinator for Gateway FEAST

Monday, April 27, 2009

Diamondbacks Peanut-Controlled Game Day

The Arizona Diamondbacks' peanut-controlled game day is May 31, 2009 at 1:10 PM. According to the flyer, all "seats are located in a Party Suite with lounge chairs, tables and front row seating. No peanuts will be allowed in reserved Party Suite." To purchase tickets, complete this form. Contact Kelly Beamish (602) 462-4224 or email at for additional information or questions.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Lond Island Ducks Announce Peanut-Free Night

"The Long Island Ducks today announced that the team will host a "peanut-free night" at Citibank Park on Tuesday, May 19, when the Ducks host the Newark Bears at 6:35 p.m. There will be no sale of peanuts at the ballpark on that date, giving fans struggling with peanut allergies the opportunity to attend a baseball game."

Tickets may be purchased at the Citibank Park Box Office, online at, or via telephone at (631) 940-TIXX. To read the entire press release, click here.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Bowie Baysox Food Free and Gluten Free Zones

More information about the Bowie Baysox's Food Allergy Awareness Night is now available. There will be a Food Free Zone and a Gluten Free Zone. According to the article on,

"The Bowie Baysox are getting ready for Food Allergy Awareness Night on Thursday, May 14. The team is taking the necessary precautions so that fans affected by food allergies, anaphylaxis and celiac disease can see the Baysox take on the Erie SeaWolves at 7:05 p.m.

The team is proud to work with the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network, the University of Maryland School of Medicine's Center for Celiac Research, Allergy & Asthma Network: Mothers of Asthmatics and Johns Hopkins Children Center to offer two sections to fans with food allergies."

To read the rest of the article, click here. Fans interested in purchasing tickets in the food-free zone or the gluten-free section should contact Promotions Manager Chris Rogers at (301) 464-4855.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Cedar Rapids Kernels Food Allergy Awareness Night

A recent press release gives information on the upcoming Food Allergy Awareness Night being sponsored by the Cedar Rapids Kernels and Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network:

"The Kernels and FAAN (Food Allergy Awareness Network) have teamed up for Food Allergy Awareness Night on Tuesday, April 21st when the Kernels take on Clinton at 6:35 pm. During the game, no products containing peanuts or tree nuts will be served at the concession stands at Perfect Game Field at Veterans Memorial Stadium and the stadium will be cleaned of any remnants of nut residue before the game. Alternative snacks will be served in the stands during the game. Snacks will include sunflower hearts (shelled seeds), pumpkin seeds, and small bags of pretzels. It's also the first 98. KHAK Two Dollar Tuesday of the year - selected sandwiches, beverages and snacks are available for just two dollars. The Kernels welcome special guests from Kenwood Elementary to the game. Gates open at 5:30 pm."

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Update on Tacoma Rainiers Peanut-Free Seating

From Michael Van Soucie (notice the ticket price for first 100 tickets!):

Well, baseball season has officially started so now is a great time to tell you all about another great opportunity to see baseball in person. The Tacoma Rainiers for the second year now will be offering a peanut free seating section for those that want to come out and see the Mariners of the future.

And this year, thanks to the sponsorship of Seattle Childrens' Hospital, the safe seating area will be on one of the party decks at Cheney Stadium. This is a unique and fun way to experience a baseball game. There is lots of room to mingle and enjoy the weather while also taking in the sights and sounds of the ballgame. This party deck gives you a great chance to snag a foul ball as well.

The date of the game is Sunday, May 24th with a start time of 1:30pm. This is Memorial Day Weekend so a great time even if you have to travel a bit to get there. No need to hurry right home as the next day is a holiday! What a great way to have fun over the holiday weekend without the huge costs of traveling out of state.

Tickets for this section are normally $26, but thanks to the sponsorship of Seattle Childrens' Hospital, the first 100 tickets sold will only cost $13. These tickets also usually come with food on the party deck, but since this is a food allergy awareness event, we have cut the food and this will be replaced with a Tacoma Rainiers souvenir instead. There will be a cotton candy station (sugar and food coloring) on the party deck as well as drinks available to all. You are welcome to bring in your own allergen free foods that your family requires. Just notify the security at the gate that you are with our group.

Please see the attached flyer for more details and for how to order tickets. Please email me if you have any additional questions on information I may have left out. Hope to party with you all on the deck this Memorial Day weekend.

Michael San Soucie (

P.S. Also remember there are 4 Mariners games this year with a peanut free zone. Go to for more details on those games.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Arizona Diamondbacks Offer Gluten-Free Food at Games

"The times they are a-changin"--peanut-free and food-free zones, peanut-free games and gluten-free snacks at the ballpark! It's nice to see how baseball teams are making such an effort to reach out to fans on restricted diets! The Phoenix Fanster reported that the Arizona Diamondbacks will be offering gluten-free snacks and beer at games this season: Take Me Out to the Ball Game (Gluten-free Remix).

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

St. Paul Saints Food-Free Seats

I received a tip from a reader (Thanks, G!) about the June 25, 2009 St. Paul Saints game and confirmed the details with Wendy Wessel, Coordinator of Food Allergy Support Group of Minnesota. This is the 5th year of the food-free section at a St. Paul Saints baseball game! You heard right--peanut-free, nut-free, completely food-free! Wendy explained the arrangements: "They arrange for us to reserve the top several rows of a section, with an empty "buffer" row between our section and the rows below. Our area gets extra cleaning before the game. Their food vendors cannot try to sell food in our area. They place extra ushers in the aisles to communicate the accommodations with other fans if they try to sit in the empty row or bring food in our area. Some of our attendees bring snacks to the game but go to main walkways under the bleachers to have them and then they return to their seat. Drinks are allowed in our area."

Ticket information for the game will be available at the end of April at

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Clinton Lumberkings' Peanut Free Night on May 20

We are happy to hear that "Peanut Free Night" returns to Alliant Energy Field again this season. "No products containing peanuts or peanut oil will be sold or allowed in the ballpark for the Wednesday, May 20 game" the Lumberkings play against Lansing.

Lowell Spinners Offer 2 Peanut-Free Baseball Games

Peanut-free seating areas are springing up all over!

Out of Lowell, Massachusetts, comes news of two peanut free night games at the Lowell Spinners, Class-A Affiliate of the Red Sox, during the 2009 season. The Spinner have set Wednesday, July 1 and Sunday, August 2 as Peanut Free nights. Jon Boswell, Media Relations Manager for the Spinners, explained "Both games are the first games of homestands, giving us an opportunity to thoroughly power wash our stadium and clean our concession stands. No peanuts or products containing peanuts will be sold that night."

"Individual tickets for our 2009 season go on sale Tuesday, March 17 and group tickets can be booked now through our Spinners Ticket Office at 978-459-1702. Ticket prices range from just $4 for standing room to $8, making Spinners games affordable for the entire family. Additionally, on our second Peanut Free game, as part of our Sunday Kid’s Days, children are welcome to stay after the game to run the bases on the field."

Not bad, eh? 2 peanut-free games, and check out those ticket prices! That's a steal!

More Peanut-Free Seating for Red Sox Games

I am not sure if any tickets remain, but there were 3 more additional Red Sox games with peanut-free seating announced this week. So exciting!

June 7th vs. Texas
July 12th vs. Kansas City
September 13th vs. Tampa Bay

To inquire about tickets or get on the waiting list for next season, send an email to (**Note: Families may purchase tickets to more than one game**). Tickets are sold on a first come, first serve basis and are $75 for seats, and $25 for standing room.

San Diego Padres' Peanut-Free Seating

We just received the following news from Sue Wagner of the San Diego Food Allergy Support Group:

The San Diego Padres along with San Diego Food Allergy Support Group™ have created a peanut-free seating area for the:

May 17th Padres v. Cincinnati Reds Game at 1:05 p.m.

The gate value of tickets is $50, which all participants will be able to purchase at the discounted $25 price using our promotion code.

To purchase tickets,

click on the link below and enter promo code:

PEANUT for the 50% discount.

Peanut-Free Ticket Sales or and follow the link from there.

To prepare for the event, the Padres will power wash the seating section, have trained emergency responders aware of our sections needs, remove peanut items from the vendors in the immediate concourse area above the section, post "Peanut Free Zone" signs around the section with ushers to help insure compliance.

Peanut Allergy Friendly Games at Fenway

Yes, it's that time of the year. News of more peanut-free, peanut-reduced, food-free and allergy friendly games is beginning to trickle in, as spring draws near. The Red Sox will be offering several games with a peanut allergy friendly zone or section to those on the waiting list. You can request the waiting list for the peanut allergy friendly section by calling the ticket office at 877-RED-SOX9. Based on what I can gather, it's a pretty long list, but if you aren't lucky enough to get the call or email this year, Fenway will be sure to follow up with you next year.

This is not Fenway's first venture into offering accomodations to peanut allergic fans, as we were reminded by a reader several months ago--Seats for Peanut Allergic Red Sox Fans. With the removal of Conigliaro's Corner, the peanut allergy friendly seating will be in the Coca Cola Left Field Pavilion this year. Seats are $75 and standing room is $25. We understand that there will be several games for which peanut allergy friendly seating is available this season. Being a local, I must say thanks again to the Red Sox and the folks at Fenway for making these seats available!

Details for Seattle Mariners 2009 Peanut-Free Games

Here are the details on the Seattle Mariner's peanut-free baseball games for 2009 courtesy of Michael San Soucie. Thanks again, Michael!

"After a successful peanut-free experiment last season with a couple of games, we are expanding our Peanut Controlled Area games to a total of 4 this season. For the following four games, the view box sections 313, 314, and 315 will be reserved for those folks with peanut allergies and their families. This area will seat roughly 200 fans and will be specially priced at $11 per ticket.

Sunday May 3 vs. Oakland
Wednesday June 24 vs. San Diego
Tuesday July 7 vs. Baltimore
Monday August 10 vs. White Sox

Additional details can be found at which links directly to the GroupManager ticketing page. The offer is live so tickets can be ordered at this time. This offer will be promoted within that "community" but please feel free to inform anyone you know who would be in need of these special seats.


Michael San Soucie"

Please note that you need to use the offer code "peanut". Enjoy the game!

Ticket Form for Toronto Bluejays' Peanut/Nut Reduced Games

As you know, we're actively following the schedule of "peanut-free" baseball games for the 2009 season. Recently, we shared information pertaining to upcoming peanut/nut reduced zone Toronto Bluejays games. If you are interested, we have received the form you will need to purchase those tickets. It is available online at Bluejays Peanut/Nut Reduced Zone Games.

The schedule and ticket ordering information for peanut/nut reduced zone games for the Toronto Bluejays follows:

To reserve your tickets now, contact Andrew Haley with the Blue Jays (order form attached):

Sunday, April 19 1:07 vs Oakland Athletics

Sunday, May 17 1:07 vs Chicago White Sox (long weekend)

Thursday, June 4 12:37 vs Los Angeles Angels

Saturday, July 18 1:07 vs Boston Red Sox

Saturday, August 8 1:07 vs Baltimore Orioles

Saturday, September 5 1:07 vs New York Yankees (long weekend)

Note: The executive lounge may not be available for all the games. If not a suitable replacement site will be selected. Other dates could be added depending on demand.

More "Peanut-Free" Baseball

Over at, members report additional "peanut-free" and food allergy aware baseball games. With their permission, I am cutting and pasting it here too.

Thursday, May 14th, 2009
The Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network and the Bowie Baysox are proud to present FOOD ALLERGY AWARENESS NIGHT!! Come watch America’s Pastime in a Safe and Healthy setting for those affected by Food Allergies and Anaphylaxis. We’re designating a very special section as our “FOOD-FREE ZONE”
- Section will be extensively cleaned prior to the game
- Section will be kept clear of food during the game
- Bottled water and soda WILL be allowed
Gates Open @ 6:00 pm
7:05 pm First Pitch


Thursday, June 25, 2009
7:00 pm

Keys vs Winston-Salem

Peanut Free Night; Thirsty Thursday
Call 301-815-9900 to find out about Thirsty Thursday in the Keys Cafe. We recognize our fans with peanut allergies by making the stadium peanut-free tonight! Find out about all our Cafe theme nights.

Individual game tickets aren't available for purchase (at least online) yet. From Loudoun County (or western Fairfax), it's only about an hour to the ballpark.

Peanut/Nut Reduced Zone at Toronto Bluejays Games

Thanks to Debbie Bruce for sending us all the important info and dates for the 2009 Toronto Bluejays games offering a peanut and nut reduced zone. I am cutting and pasting it below for your reference. One game in particular caught my eye--the July 18 game against the Red Sox. What a fun way to catch the Sox away from Fenway for peanut and nut allergic fans. There are six tempting dates this year, including the Yankees, the Red Sox, the White act fast! (I do not have the form here, so email Andrew asap if you are interested.)

Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Club announce Six Dates
for Peanut/ Nut Reduced Zone at Rogers Centre.
Thanks to a tremendous response to games in 2008, the Toronto Blue Jays are pleased to once again offer families dealing with life threatening allergies a dedicated, comfortable and safe seating zone from which to enjoy the game. Returning for six games in 2009 is the Peanut/Nut Reduced Zone seating at Rogers Centre. The games are highlighted by a Boston Red Sox match-up in July and a New York Yankee visit in September.

The Executive Lounge, which holds up to 80 people, will be cleaned in advance and devoted to the exclusive use of families who live with peanut/nut and other severe allergies. When the program was first announced in 2008, 40% of tickets for the first three dates sold out in two days.
Tickets for the Executive Lounge, located near Gate 3, are $45 per person (tax included). Families will be allowed to bring some approved snacks into the suite, as well as have the option to purchase specially selected food and beverage items. During these games, peanut and nut-based snacks will not be permitted into the Executive Lounge.
We look forward to sharing the day with you…
Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Club
To reserve your tickets now, contact Andrew Haley with the Blue Jays (order form attached):
Sunday, April 19 1:07 vs Oakland Athletics
Sunday, May 17 1:07 vs Chicago White Sox (long weekend)
Thursday, June 4 12:37 vs Los Angeles Angels
Saturday, July 18 1:07 vs Boston Red Sox
Saturday, August 8 1:07 vs Baltimore Orioles
Saturday, September 5 1:07 vs New York Yankees (long weekend)
Note: The executive lounge may not be available for all the games. If not a suitable replacement site will be selected. Other dates could be added depending on demand.

Seattle Mariners and Tacoma Rainiers Peanut Free Baseball

The good people at Washington FEAST were kind enough to pass the following news on to Food Allergy Buzz. A special thanks to Michael San Soucie for this info, and thanks to the individuals and groups responsible for arranging the peanut-free zone baseball games in Seattle and Tacoma this season.

"The Seattle Mariners are doubling their efforts this year to provide baseball in a safer environment for those with peanut allergies. We thought we had fun last year going to two Mariner games. For the 2009 season, they will be offering FOUR games during the season with a peanut free zone. And due to your requests I received and passed on to the Mariners, the first one is a Sunday day game! Play Ball!

Here are the dates, times, and opponents for the games being offered this upcoming season. Keep your eyes out for more information at a later date regarding ticket pricing and how to purchase tickets.

Game #1 - Sunday, May 3rd, 1:10pm vs. Oakland A's (this is Little League Day so kids may have the opportunity to go on the field before the game if you are comfortable doing that - more details on that later)

Game #2 - Wednesday, June 24th, 7:10pm vs. San Diego Padres (a little interleague play for the National League fans)

Game #3 - Tuesday, July 7th, 7:10pm vs. Baltimore Orioles

Game #4 - Monday, August 10th, 7:10pm vs. Chicago White Sox

The Mariners are also moving our group a bit closer to home plate this season. Our seating area will be sections 313 to 315 which provides somewhere between 200 and 250 seats per game depending on how we establish the safety buffer zones. Last seasons sections accommodated right around 150 per game with the buffer zones.

Also remember that Seattle Children's Hospital is sponsoring another baseball event on Sunday, May 24th at the Tacoma Rainiers game. This event will be held on one of the party decks at Cheney Stadium. The party decks provide a great atmosphere for watching the game and mingling at the same time."

Seats for Peanut Allergic Red Sox Fans

A reader wrote to say that Fenway Park in Boston has peanut free seating. If you are interested in the peanut free seating area, you must contact the Red Sox and request to be put on the waiting list. The reader says that those on the waiting list typically receive a phone call when seats are available in Conigliaro's Corner. In the past, tickets have run about $25 each.

This is great information! Thanks so much for sending it. If anyone else has additional information to share about peanut free seating at Fenway or any other ballpark, please email me,, and I'll pass on the information about these sought-after tickets.

Baseball Season Not So Far Away

We just had our first snow yesterday, December 7, and I've spotted the first mention of peanut free baseball for the 2009 season. If you followed Food Allergy Buzz during the summer, you'll recall my penchant for following all the baseball games with special accommodations for food allergic and specifically peanut allergic fans. I can't stop now!

Here is the press release for the first one I spotted for 2009. The River City Rascals in O'Fallon, Missouri, along with Gateway FEAST (Food Allergy, Eczema, and Asthma Support Team) have planned Peanut-Safe Wednesdays in Section 109. To purchase tickets, call 636-240-BATS and ask about the Peanut-Safe section, #109.

Please email me,, with any news of peanut-free, food-free and other special accommodations for the upcoming baseball season. We'll help spread the word!