Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Peanut Allergy: Peanut-Controlled Zone at Upcoming White Sox Game

The nice folks at the Chicago White Sox emailed me recently about a peanut-controlled game scheduled for July 6th.  It really warms my heart to see organizations stepping up to create safe zones.  Here are the details:

WHITE SOX HOST A SECOND “PEANUT-CONTROLLED ZONE”For the Second Time, Reserved Seating Area Will Provide Haven for FansWho Suffer Severe Peanut Allergies CHICAGO – The Chicago White Sox will host a second “Peanut-Controlled Zone” on Friday, July 6, 2012 at 7:10 p.m. against the Toronto Blue Jays. To provide fans who suffer from severe peanut allergies with the safest environment possible, no peanuts, nor anything containing peanuts, will be allowed or sold in three reserved sections of the Club Level at U.S. Cellular Field.   The concession stands closest to those special sections will not sell peanuts and the area will be meticulously cleaned and inspected prior to the game. “Every individual fan experience is important to our organization,” said Brooks Boyer, White Sox senior vice president of sales and marketing.  “We are very pleased with the turnout and fan feedback from the game in April and want to give these fans another opportunity to enjoy White Sox baseball in a peanut-controlled area at U.S. Cellular Field.” Along with tickets specially priced at $47, fans have the option to add $10 in “Bonus Bux” that can be used to buy food and beverage at any permanent club level concession stand and a $25 parking pass to their orders. Additionally, fans will enjoy a spectacular fireworks show after the game.  There are approximately 200 seats available, so fans are encouraged to order tickets early. For the least peanut-exposed path to the game, the club suggests entering through the Chicago Sports Depot near Gate 5 on the north side of 35th Street. From the second level exit of the store, escalators lead up to a bridge over the street which ends at the Club Level concourse. Fans interested in purchasing tickets and seating in the peanut-free section should email or call Dustin Milliken at or (312) 674-5186.

Thank you Chicago White Sox for looking out for the peanut free peeps!


p.s. Interested in details regarding efforts to create a peanut free zone for the San Francisco Giants?  Visit and 'like' the San Francisco Giants Fans for Peanut Free Baseball page!


Gratefulfoodie said...

Good job on making that happen. We couldn't get a peanut free section here in Reno. The stadium said our winds are too common and the shells would blow. Which is very true about Windy Reno!

I hope you enjoyed your day.

Rachael Aldridge said...

Hey G!
My aunt organized the peanut free section at the Giants game tonight! Super successful and there were a lot of thanks! There should be another coming up next year in May according to Stacey.