Peanut-free Baseball at the Metrodome

Minnesota Twins Offers Skybox for Allergic Fans
By: Anaphylaxis and Food Allergy Assn. of MN (AFAA)
 
June 15, 2009 - PRLog -- The Anaphylaxis & Food Allergy Association of Minnesota (AFAA) and the Minnesota Twins are partnering to promote a peanut-free skybox section in the Metrodome's Cambria Skybox for four baseball games during the 2009 season.  Dates are:

* June 17 (Wednesday) against Pittsburgh Pirates
* July 3 (Friday) against Detroit Tigers
* August 12 (Wednesday) against Kansas City Royals
* September 11 (Friday) against Detroit Tigers

Tickets are $31 and include complimentary programs and scorecards.   All games begin at 7:10 p.m. Central Time.

There will be seating for up to 110 allergic individuals and family members in the skybox, which overlooks right field.

Tickets can be purchased online at  www.twinsbaseball.com/peanut or by visiting the box office or phoning (800)33-TWINS and requesting "peanut-free skybox".

Food purchased in the skybox will be free from peanut ingredients, and food brought into the skybox will be screened by Twins staff.  Ticket holders can enter the Metrodome at Gate D, which is closest to the skybox and avoids the crowds elsewhere in the stadium.

Hosts from the Anaphylaxis and Food Allergy Association of Minnesota (AFAA) will be available in the skybox to answer questions and direct baseball fans to amenities.

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 501(c)3 Non-profit organization whose mission is to educate, advocate, and support those with food allergies.
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