In an effort to accommodate baseball fans whose peanut allergies prevent them from attending games, the New Orleans Zephyrs are hosting a peanut-free night on Tuesday, May 6.
Though the song says "Buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jack," Zephyr Field will be peanut-free when the Z's open a four-game series against the Iowa Cubs, sponsored by AllerGease. Fans with peanut allergies are often prevented from attending games due to high risk of exposure in stadiums.
"Many teams across the country have made an effort to reach out to baseball fans with peanut allergies," said Brandon Puls, Zephyrs Promotions Director. "The Zephyrs are proud to welcome a group of fans who otherwise would not be able to see a game in person and allow them to experience a carefree night at the ballpark."
According to Food Allergy Research & Education, roughly 3.3 million Americans suffer from peanut allergies. Studies have shown the number of children living with peanut allergies has tripled since 1997.
For more information or to purchase tickets, contact the Zephyrs at (504) 734-5155.