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.