Nashville Sounds Make Greer Stadium Peanut Free For One Night

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Nashville Sounds Make Greer Stadium Peanut Free For One Night

CREATED Jul 22, 2014
By Chris Cannon

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Peanuts are synonymous with baseball, but they were missing from Monday night’s Nashville Sounds game at Greer Stadium.

It was the second annual "Peanut-Free" night at the stadium, sponsored by the Allergy, Asthma and Sinus Center.

Crews from the Sounds have spent the last week cleaning the stadium of any peanut residue.

“We scrub down every single seat, and power washed ever aisle all the way down to the field,” explained Sounds general manager Brad Tammen.

The team did more than just remove peanuts from its concession stands Monday night.

“It's your Cracker Jacks, it's some ice cream products manufactured in a peanut facility,” said Tammen.

All the work means a lot to baseball fans like Travis Gregory. He is high allergic to peanuts and he has never been to a baseball game.

“You could give me a peanut butter sandwich at home, and you haven't washed your hands, and you touch him, he's broke out everywhere,” said his mother Michelle Gregory.

Her son is so susceptible to his peanut allergy that a stadium like Greer is typically off limits to him. For the boy to be in the stands Monday night was a very big deal for him.

“It's priceless. Just to see his smile, just to be able to take him, and enjoy it, and not have to stress and worry, it's just priceless,” Gregory said.

The Allergy, Asthma and Sinus Center sponsored this night, because it gives allergy sufferers an opportunity to experience an event they normally would not be able to attend.

“Anytime you go to a stadium; baseball, football, anything, there's a vendor selling peanuts,” explained Dr. Travis Cain. “Some people get to the point where they can't even smell, or be around a peanut.”

Doctors were at the stadium Monday night, just in case someone did have an allergic reaction to something in the stadium.

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