HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — There will be nobody buying peanuts or Cracker Jack at one minor league baseball stadium in Connecticut.
The Double-A Hartford Yard Goats say they are going peanut-free at the 6,000-seat Dunkin’ Donuts Park to make the venue safer for people with nut allergies.
The Colorado Rockies affiliate says while many ballparks and sports venues have peanut-free sections and peanut-free games, the Yard Goats are the first to stop selling the snacks entirely.
The idea to go peanut-free arose after meetings with concerned parents of young fans with nut allergies.
Yard Goats President Tim Restall says the team is holding a contest to replace the “peanuts” and “crackerjacks” lyrics of “Take Me Out to the Ball Game,” which will be sung during the seventh-inning stretch.