Peanut Free Night
Presented by Alabama Allergy & Asthma Center
Wednesday, June 29th, 2016
Birmingham Barons vs Biloxi Shuckers at 7:05 p.m.
Birmingham, AL – Alabama Allergy & Asthma Center will sponsor Peanut Free Night at Regions Field this coming Wednesday, June 29thth as the Birmingham Barons take on the Biloxi Shuckers.
For the ninth year, the Barons stadium will undergo a week long cleaning and pressure washing to remove all traces of peanuts to allow fans with peanut allergies to enjoy a game in complete comfort. All peanuts and products containing peanuts will be removed from the park. Peanuts will also be prohibited from being brought into the stadium. While some major league teams offer “peanut-free seating areas” in their stadiums, the Birmingham Barons have become just one of a few professional baseball teams to host this type of full ballpark endeavor.
Fifteen million Americans are affected by allergies, and 1 in every 13 children have a food allergy (that’s about two in every classroom). Food allergies have increased approximately 50% in the last decade. Doctors and researchers are still trying to solve the mystery of food allergies, but currently there is no known cure.
Contact with the proteins contained in peanuts may cause a life threatening reaction for those allergic, and peanut allergy is the most common cause of food related deaths. Less than a quarter of those affected by peanut allergy will outgrow the allergy.
Many peanut allergy sufferers are forced to avoid situations and places that they may come in contact with peanuts or even traces of peanuts. Ball parks and games are places where this is usually unavoidable, and many who are allergic have never attended a baseball game.
So, while there will be no peanuts or crackerjacks sold Wednesday, Alabama Allergy & Asthma Center and the Birmingham Barons are proud to offer our community and peanut allergy sufferers a chance to safely enjoy one of America’s greatest past times.
This year’s tickets to Peanut Free Night at Regions Field can be purchased at: www.ticketreturn.com/prod2/Buy.asp?EventID=162777#.V2lnN6J0ecF
For public relations and media inquiries, please contact Morgan Walls at (205)209-4123.