For one night only, no peanuts will be on sale at the park with special sections for those with peanuts allergies. The designated areas will be completely peanut-free with a thorough cleansing of the sections prior to the game.
“We received a lot of positive feedback after hosting this night a season ago," said RiverDogs President and General Manager Dave Echols. "We’re happy to once again provide a safe and relaxing night out at The Joe for baseball fans with peanut allergies along with their friends and family.”
In the United States, approximately three million people report allergies to peanuts and tree nuts. Studies show the number of children living with peanut allergy appears to have tripled between 1997 and 2008.
Lower reserved tickets to the peanut-free zone are $10 each, but for $17, fans will also get a meal voucher. Tickets can be purchased by contacting the box office at (843) 577-DOGS (3647) or online at www.riverdogs.com.
Along with the peanut-free festivities at the park, the first 1,000 fans at the gate will receive a pair of RiverDogs sunglasses as part of “Wardrobe Wednesdays” presented by WEZL as the RiverDogs open up a seven-game homestand.