U.S. Cellular Field created a peanut-free zone for Nut Allergy Awareness Game
You can yell, you can cheer, but you can't go nuts! That's the rule in approximately 200 reserved seats in the club level at U.S. Cellular Field.
Saturday's Twins-Sox matchup was referred to as the Nut Allergy Awareness Game on the South Side. Blocks of seats were set aside where peanuts were banned. Prior to the park opening to the public, the sections were carefully pressure washed and cleaned to ensure there were no nut particles left behind.
It's a great cause, especially for Judy Thompson and her two children, Andy and Megan, who both have peanut allergies. They're huge baseball fans but are unable to regularly attend games because of the risk of a peanut reaction.
"When my husband and I go to stadiums, we have shells all around us and if it's windy, my kids couldn't be in that environment," Thompson said. "When the White Sox made this [section] available, we were able to become completely isolated. It's a safe environment and we don't have to worry about our seats and the people sitting around us."
The Sox are scheduled to host a second Nut Allergy Awareness Game on June 29 against the Indians.
-- Evan Vladem / MLB.com Real-Time Correspondent