Stadium food can be in foul territory

Everyone knows stadium food is grossly overpriced, but one third of U.S. sports arenas are just plain gross, according to a study reported by the New York Post.

Nearly a third of all stadiums and arenas have been cited for at least one “major” health violation, the ESPN study of health code violations at the nation’s 107 professional sports venues found.

The Verizon Center in Washington, D.C., was rated the worst venue in the nation with 100 percent of its vendors getting cited.

Chicago’s Wrigley Field, on the other hand, has a perfect record — although that may be because the city conducts its investigations on non-game days, when no food is being prepared.

Madison Square Garden fared the worst among New York City venues, with inspectors spotting large amounts of mouse droppings throughout, the study found. In all, it found 61 percent of the arena’s vendors were cited this year.

Yankee Stadium and Citi Field rated only slightly better, with 48 percent of vendors cited at the Bronx stadium and 45 at the Queens venue.


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