Food Safety at Professional Sports Stadiums and Arenas

ESPN’s Outside the Lines reviewed more than 16,000 food safety inspection reports from 2016-2017 from the local health departments that monitor the 111 professional football, baseball, basketball and hockey facilities across North America.

At least half of the food service outlets at about 28 percent of the venues incurred one or more high-level violation; these violations pose a threat for foodborne illness. The venues with the highest percentage of food outlets that incurred one or more high-level violations in the two-year period include Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina; Palace of Auburn Hills near Detroit, which has since closed; American Airlines Center in Dallas; and Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte.

View the written report here, and explore the interactive report here.

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