White Sox Establish Nut-Free Zone At Ballpark

Andy Dahn
July 16, 2018 - 4:28 pm

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CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Taking the family out to the ball game isn't easy for those with certain allergies, but a White Sox game over the weekend was a home run for everyone.

"We are die-hard White Sox fans and both of my boys are allergic to peanuts," said Nicole Barrin. "It's always a much more fun atmosphere for us to be able to go to the game and not have to worry about who's eating what nearby." 

That was the case at Sunday's White Sox game, a Peanut Allergy Awareness Day. Barrin said her family has been attending the speciality games, in which more than 200 seats are deemed a nut-product-free zone, for the last few seasons.

"We know we get a nice meal here that's safe," Barrin said. "We know that they power wash all of the seats. It's huge. Not every stadium does this. We're lucky that the White Sox do it, and we like the White Sox."

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A special menu includes hot dogs, apples and chips, prepared in a peanut free kitchen. Cindy Michalowski found the section on accident.

"We were like 'Wow, that's a good idea!' I hadn't really thought about that, but it makes sense to be able to accommodate all fans and have a place where people don't have to worry."