Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Gluten Free at the Ballpark

I could hardly believe my eyes when recently at a ballgame at Tropicana Stadium in St. Petersburg, Florida, my daughter spotted a gluten-free food stand.  I had practically walked right by it.

I met a nice guy named Mike at the stand who has been gluten-free for 17 years.  He said he was a big Tampa Bay Rays fan (we're Yankees fans) so at the game a lot, and also a GF! regular.

It seems everyone at Trop Stadium can now enjoy their favorite traditional ballpark fast-grabs like hot dogs, pretzels and beer - all without the gluten ingredients that so many can't tolerate.

A sign of the future? I certainly found it encouraging to find a mainstream venue of such large scale catering to sports fans with special dietary needs.

Kirsten Carbone / Communications Consultant / OnTrend Consulting

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