Minor League Baseball Team Bans Peanuts On 'Peanut Allergy Awareness Night'

| by Michael Allen

The Indianapolis Indians, a minor league baseball team, are going to ban peanuts and peanut-related products at their Peanut Allergy Awareness Night on Wednesday.

Jon Glesing, the Indians senior marketing and communications manager, told The Indianapolis Star, "We've received calls from fans over the years about not being able to come to the ballpark due to peanut allergy. Awareness for this is far from new in baseball, (but) we're finally at a point we can coordinate an awareness night."

The Indians warned fans on their blog that the team "will make every reasonable effort to thoroughly clean the stadium, but cannot guarantee complete absence of peanut particles or residue ... Peanut Allergy Awareness Night does not mean the ballpark will be completely peanut-free. Fans with peanut allergies should exercise their normal precautions."

Sources: The Indianapolis Star, Indianapolis Indians
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