MLB Accommodates Peanut Allergy Sufferers

By Violeta Yas
5/15/2013 12:04:43 PM

Roughly 30 percent of the U.S. population suffers from seasonal allergies. The stuffy nose and sneezing can be quite disabling once the spring months roll around. However, those with food allergies must deal with them year-round, and peanut allergies are known to trigger some of the strongest reactions.

Thankfully, if you love baseball but have a peanut allergy, Major League Baseball does not want to exclude you. Many teams now participate in nut-free days at the ballpark, when no peanuts or Cracker Jacks are sold. Another option is to purchase a ticket in the nut-controlled seating section. This area is vigorously power-washed to remove any traces of nuts that could trigger a reaction.