Sometimes you feel like a nut; If you don't, Orioles offering peanut-free suites
By By Jill Rosen
The Baltimore Sun|
Apr 06, 2012 at 10:03 AM
Take me out to the ball game, Take me out with the crowd. Buy me some peanuts and cracker jack, I don't care if I never get back.
Peanuts are an iconic part of the baseball experience.
But if you have allergies -- like so many people do -- all those shells and bits can make a trip to the ballpark uncomfortable, if not downright dangerous.
So the Orioles this year will again join some other major league ballparks in creating peanut-free zones.
For certain games, Oriole Park at Camden Yards will set aside a "peanut allergy suite."
Officials say the suite, located on the club level, will be scoured before every game.
Tickets for it will cost $22 each, and be sold on a first-come, first-served basis. People can only reserve six seats at a time. (Phone orders only,
"While there is no area in the ballpark entirely free from the possibility of peanuts or peanut dust," Orioles officials say. "This suite provides an environment best suited for those fans with allergies."
Other baseball outfits jumping on the peanut-free bandwagon include the Minnesota Twins, Kansas City Royals, St. Louis Cardinals, Seattle Mariners, Chicago White Sox and San Diego Padres.
The Bowie Baysox also has a peanut-free feature.
For Camden Yards, those who buy seats in the nutless suite will have to sign a release -- apparently in case a peanut fiber somehow gets in there and something happens.