BREWERS MAKE SCHOOL VISIT TO UNVEIL PEANUT CONTROLLED AREA

We just sent this press release out and I thought I would post it here as well since I feel like it is a pretty hot topic lately.  I hear from a lot of people who want to attend Brewers games at Miller Park, but can’t due to peanut allergies.  Brewers Chief Operating Officer Rick Schlesinger has heard those stories as well and the Brewers are ready to do something about it in 2012.  Read below for details on Miller Park’s new “Peanut Controlled Areas” for select games during the 2012 season!

BREWERS MAKE SCHOOL VISIT TO UNVEIL PEANUT CONTROLLED AREA

MILWAUKEE – Peanuts at ballparks are as much of a tradition as hot dogs, but not for everyone. In fact, for those suffering from peanut allergies, a ballpark experience can be very difficult to navigate.

 Earlier this month, Horizon Elementary School 6th Grade student Mathew Trotier wrote a letter to Milwaukee Brewers Chief Operating Officer Rick Schlesinger suggesting the creation of an area at Miller Park for children who suffer from peanut allergies. After reviewing logistics, the Brewers today surprised Trotier, who suffers from the allergy, at his school by announcing the creation of a program that will accommodate approximately 100 people in a peanut-controlled area for three Brewers home games in 2012.

“Our goal is to make Miller Park accessible to as many fans as possible, including those with mild peanut allergies,” Schlesinger said.

The three home games are Monday, May 7 against the Reds; Thursday, July 26 against the Nationals; and Friday, September 14 against the Mets.

The peanut controlled area seating will be in Club Outfield sections 306 and 307, and tickets will be $38 each.

Tickets are not yet on sale. Additional information related to the availability of the tickets and logistics related to the area will be announced later in February.

JOHN

johnandcait@brewers.com

3 Comments

Awesome!!!

It’s posts like this that make surfing so much pleaurse

It’s really disappointing to me that they are only catering to “mild” allergies, you could include more children with peanut allergies by not selling peanuts at all on those days and providing safe peanut and tree nut free treats for them. We were very excited about these games until I went to purchase out tickets and saw the disclaimer and wording. I appreciate the effort but this has ended up being a failure and I now have a very disappointed little boy.

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