I love going to a baseball game — it’s something that I grew up doing with my father. A good ol’ Chicago dog while watching my hometown team — the Chicago Cubs — play … I can taste it now. The only thing that I don’t love about being at a baseball stadium is the peanuts. They are literally everywhere — at the concession stands, being passed around in front of you, on the ground, and even in cups of beer. It’s madness!
Luckily for those of us who are allergic to peanuts, many MLB teams now make accommodations for peanut allergies for at least a few games per season. Full disclosure: This is still a little ways off from the way things should be (we should always be accommodated in some section of the stadium for every game), but small steps are better than no steps. And, as you will see below, one team does make it a priority every game.
Check out some of the games on this season’s schedule according to the FARE website:
Baltimore Orioles (Peanut Allergy Suite):
5/8, 5/28, 6/15, 6/25, 7/13, 7/23, 8/14
Boston Red Sox (Peanut-Sensitive Sections):
5/20, 5/27, 6/10, 7/9, 7/29, 8/19, 8/21
Chicago White Sox (Peanut Allergy Awareness Games):
Detroit Tigers (Peanut Allergy Friendly Games):
4/21, 4/22, 5/26
Milwaukee Brewers (Peanut-Sensitive Games):
6/11, 6/21, 7/30, 8/3, 9/28
New York Mets (Peanut-Controlled Suite):
*Peanut-sensitive zones were established for ALL games in 2017, and this accommodation continues. No peanuts are allowed in this section. There is also a peanut-controlled entrance.
San Diego Padres (Peanut-Controlled Game):
Seattle Mariners (Peanut-Controlled Areas):
4/15, 5/27, 6/30, 7/20, 8/21
St. Louis Cardinals (Peanut-Controlled Day):
Toronto Blue Jays (Peanut & Nut Allergy Friendly Days):
*15 games this season will be planned, and there will be designated sections
Washington Nationals (Peanut-Sensitive Areas):
4/7, 5/5, 7/6, 8/4, 8/19, 9/23
If you don’t see your team listed here, check the special events game calendar on their website.
Now let’s play some baseball!