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Peanut-free Baseball at the Metrodome
Minnesota Twins Offers Skybox for Allergic Fans
There will be seating for up to 110 allergic individuals and family members in the skybox, which overlooks right field. All games begin at 7:10 p.m. Central Time. AFAA volunteers will staff the skybox during the game.
Food brought into the skybox is screened by Twins staff to ensure that peanut ingredients are not allowed into the area.
Tickets are $30 and may be purchased at www.twinsbaseball.com/
Individuals allergic to peanuts can have reactions triggered by ingesting foods with peanut as an ingredient, using utensils or eating foods cross-contaminated (i.e. having contact) with peanut, inhaling dust from open bags of peanuts, and sometimes merely touching a surface where peanuts or peanut butter have been. Reactions can range from hives to throat constriction, respiratory distress, vomiting, edema, blood pressure drop and shock. There is no cure for food allergies: avoidance is the only way to prevent an allergic reaction.
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AFAA is a Minnesota-based 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose mission is to educate, advocate, and support those with food allergies. It is the largest state-level food allergy organization in the U.S. and is known nationally for its accomplishments and activities.