Cardinals make room for peanut allergies

July 22, 2008 at 5:58 PM
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ST. LOUIS, July 22 (UPI) -- Baseball fans with peanut allergies had their own section for one night at Busch Stadium, the home of the St. Louis Cardinals.

The zone was only in force for one game, Monday. But Cardinals management is thinking of doing it again, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported.

Jeff Stringer of Kentucky said that he and his family planned a "little vacation" around a ballgame where their 8-year-old son, Todd, can sit in the bleachers without fear of peanut dust.

"Two years ago we went to a Triple A game, but we had to move eight or nine times to get away from people eating peanuts," Stringer said.

Stadium crews spent additional time cleaning the section before the game. Once play got under way, ushers kept peanut eaters out of the section and found new seats for those in the nearby seats in other sections who wanted to eat peanuts.

"Most people have been pretty good about it," said usher Tom Jackson. "We don't want to make a big deal out of it. We want these kids to feel normal."

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